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  1. #11
    Can any router head be fixed to this unit then?

    Depending on your mechanical abilities you could fit any head to the x-axis. There are various mounting holes to fix whatever you need to the head, but you would have to design and build a custom head to fit. You could run it with the small router to see how you get on first.

    Does it have the suction bed that hold the sheets down?

    I made a metal frame to hold the sacrificial MDF bed this could easily be converted to a vacuum bed (about a days work). And the router does come with a 3 phase vacuum pump which I have personally never used, but should provide the air flow to hold your parts down. At the moment I use drywall screw to hold down the sheets, and add tabs to hold the parts in place, then its just a case of sanding of the tabs off with a belt sander.

    If you are looking for someone to manufacture your stages, the router is available to hire. This includes all tooling, electricity and labour costs @ £25/hour

    Cheers

    Gav

  2. #12
    thanks,
    we would have no problem attaching a bigger router to it.
    does the suction vacuum work.
    does it cut accurately to size.

  3. #13
    does the suction vacuum work?

    Not sure, I do not have 3 phase so have not had a chance to wire it up. I should point out it is not technically a vacuum pump but a blower made by Dayton in the states. If you were keen on the machine I could take it to a friends to test.

    Does it cut accurately to size?

    Yes it accurate to within 0.5mm im being conservative here. But I would assume for your job this would be within tolerance?





  4. #14
    i think that would be accurate enough
    does a blower do the same thing as a vacuum?? would be good to know if it worked.
    what size pieces does it break down into, just thinking about what size van would be required.

  5. #15
    http://youtu.be/nKRBsWRznV4

    A small video for all anyone intrested in the router. If you would like specific videos or photo let me know and I will get them posted.

    Cheers

    Gavin

  6. #16
    A short timelapse video of the machine milling aluminium last week. The parts are being used to build a laser cutter

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  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by gavztheouch View Post
    A short timelapse video of the machine milling aluminium last week. The parts are being used to build a laser cutter

    Hi Gavz,

    Was wonder if this machine is still for sale, if so could you post the machine overall dimension.

  8. #18
    Hi,

    Yes the machine is still for sale,

    Here are the overall dimensions 3125mm * 4575mm * 1600mm

    The working bed size dimensions are 4000mm * 2800mm

    I noticed you are also in Glasgow so if you fancy a look at the machine I will pm my contact details to arrange a viewing.

    Cheers

    Gav
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  9. #19
    Can it machine 3D OBJECTS FROM HARD WOOD?

  10. #20
    Yes it can, I have machined guitar necks and various other 3d items from hardwood.
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