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D-man
23-06-2016, 01:32 AM
Hey fellas, I'm on the lookout for a high precision (ish) desktop machine for engraving and light milling of tuffnol or similar material (0.5mm depth)

Do you good fellas have any suggestions on a many machines??

Many thanks


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magicniner
23-06-2016, 02:36 PM
I don't have specific machines in mind but for high precision possibly something with harmonic drive reduction on the steppers?

- Nick

D-man
23-06-2016, 02:41 PM
Cheers Nick, it doesn't have to be that drastic.
I'm engraving plastic sheet but the letters are quite small. Think electrical control panels and the name tags on the buttons etc


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magicniner
23-06-2016, 03:31 PM
If you can find one the Connect CNC desktop milling machines are compact and have the precision, I suspect that most ex-educational CNC mills will suffice.
Are you dead set on CNC or have you considered a pantograph? I still use My IM3 for some things as it's quick and easy to set up for text.

D-man
23-06-2016, 03:43 PM
i would prefer a cnc to be honest pal as i will need to cut through that plastic at some point

magicniner
24-06-2016, 10:00 AM
Have you considered the Seig KX1 from Arceurotrade?
I know they bill it as "Hobby" but if the envelope is large enough id might do.
Failing that you could hang an auxiliary high speed spindle off the head of just about any CNC mill, at which point the world is your oyster;-)

- Nick