View Full Version : Need advice for a new machine?

04-03-2014, 12:06 PM
Hi Guys, I would like to say thank you everyone who has given advice and help to me on trying to get the cnc machine working..... I have been busy with other work and have found myself back on the forum.... And to be honest i have not got the time to sort out the old machine. I am currently looking at a new 3m x 2m machine. I would like some advice form you guys.... The two companies that i have looked into are AXYZ AND MULTICAM. The machine will have a tool changer and i have asked for a 250 gantry height... I have had quotes but am in the decision making process. I would like to have some help in what i should look out for... i am new to cnc...but have clear ideas on what i want to do... sign writing is a option but there is so much that can be done. Thanks in advance:tennis:

04-03-2014, 12:10 PM
:victorious:Thanks to EddyCurrent (http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/members/eddycurrent.html), JAZZCNC (http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/members/jazzcnc.html), GEOFFREY (http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/members/geoffrey.html) for all the help and advice on my last post:victorious:

george uk
04-03-2014, 07:44 PM
all depends on your budget, new machine that size is gonna cost, that size is more industrial scale ( unless it just for signs ). And if you want to go that way ( industrial scale ), the best prices and machines are found at liquidation Auctions, bit spotters a good place to start.

04-03-2014, 09:01 PM
Some reading, unless you've already seen them.

axyz vs. multicam (http://www.signs101.com/forums/showthread.php?97914-axyz-vs-multicam)
Multicam, Techno or Axyz (http://www.cnczone.com/forums/commercial-cnc-wood-routers/24777-multicam-techno-axyz.html)
Multicam (Australia) CNC router AXYZ controller upgraded by Advanced Robotic Technology (ART) (http://www.advancedrobotic.com/1GcjGTDYpN4-video.html)

05-03-2014, 11:15 AM
thanks georgeuk,eddycurrent... i am reading now:)

05-03-2014, 11:41 AM
Hey guys.
Can we do bargaining before buying machines?

05-03-2014, 11:57 AM
Eddycurrent all good but only problem they are in the states? No UK reviews? I have seen both machines working... multicam is good... but in my experience so far the phone support has not been great? in selling to me:dispirited: One of my local cnc shop has 5 multicams and recommend them all day. On the other hand had AXYZ come out for a meeting ... took me to 2 sites and showed me 1 customer who is in similar business and then a extreme user who has 4 axyz machines 2 are on nearly 24hrs a day... crazy.. and this company was ordering its 5th?

05-03-2014, 02:04 PM
Axyz and multicam are pretty common in the sign making industry and tend to hold their value well. Buying a new machine you will want to hit the ground running as that will be a massive investment to pay back. Diabond and plastic cutting for the sign industry is prob one of the least demanding applications for a cnc, as the material cuts easily and tolerances are big. This means you that old router of yours would cuts signs no bother.