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    Quote Originally Posted by m_c View Post
    There's a European supplier who will supply their machines already fitted with ballscrews (and I think steppers/servos), but I can't remember their name.
    IIRC they were based in Austria, but it's been a few years since I looked at their website.
    How do they work manually, given the question to be addressed -

    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    Hi,
    I am in the process of choosing a milling machine for hobby use.
    Mainly milling aluminium, and occasional mild steel.
    I intend to convert it to CNC in the future.
    ?
    You think that's too expensive? You're not a Model Engineer are you? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_c View Post
    There's a European supplier who will supply their machines already fitted with ballscrews (and I think steppers/servos), but I can't remember their name.
    IIRC they were based in Austria, but it's been a few years since I looked at their website.
    Wabeco, maybe? I think they list a "CNC-ready" vertical mill already fitted with ballscrews.

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    I'm buying an AMAT25LV from Amadeal when they come in stock.
    Was going for the 30LV but can't fit it in yet and the extra rpm on the 25 will suit better. Will replace my X2.
    Converting it with ballscrews and steppers 23/34 size to run off Mach3.
    If all goes well I will move the Seig X2 conversion and use it primarily for drilling. Then in a year or so replace the X2 with the 25LV and buy a 30 to put in it's place. Might try to sell the X2 if I can bring myself to part with it.
    Could do with a lathe really, I want to make new pulleys to bump up the rpm's on both AMAT's. Got a few plans and need a re-jig in the cave.

    Keep me out of trouble for a couple of years I suppose :D
    If I didn't mind gear noise I'd have got a Warco WM18 by now but being where I am I need as quiet as possible.
    Last edited by dazp1976; 08-09-2018 at 12:45 PM.

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