View Full Version : Future cnc machine build help

03-12-2017, 05:35 PM

I would like to build a cnc machine that i can cut prototypes on that are around 500x400mm at there biggest size and will be made out of aluminium and also if possible i would like to might need to cut brass on it in the future.

I would like to spend as little as possible hopefully well under 1000 if possible.

Where do i go about starting?

Thanks for the help


03-12-2017, 06:22 PM
Start by multiplying your budget by at least 2. I think that's a more reasonable start but even that is optimistic.

03-12-2017, 10:25 PM
You could probably meet your budget if you only wanted light cutting in wood and plastic, but I would agree that (unless you have a private source of cheap hardware!) a machine to cut aluminium reliably would be 2K+ as a rough guide. It's a very approximate finger in the air, though, and while you might do better with very careful shopping around, a realistic budget from the start means that you are more likely to succeed.

05-12-2017, 06:00 PM
Ok thanks all I think I will need to wait a while before i can gather enough funds for a machine able to cut aluminium.