Thread: New Boy
Hi fellas.....well here goes for my first post........so I'm just getting into the whole CNC Machining thing through my work in 3D Modelling (although not precision Engineering based) but I've decided that rather than wasting my hard earnt on keep buying fripperies such as more Motorbikes and Cars Etc. I got the idea that I'd like to buy myself a 4 Axis CNC milling machine capable of light production and prototyping something along the lines of syilx5/6/7 tormach 1100 either new or used all recommendations welcome as I have no experience of these things (but I'm a quick learner), I've also been looking at the Noomeo Optinum RE 3D Reverse Engineering Scanner (expensive) but definitely floats my boat as it's very portable and requires no markers and as far as I can see if I'm to machine parts for my bikes / cars I'll be needing this sort of tool for scanning existing surfaces and parts......what do you think am I too ambitious.....there not a bad first post......just waiting to see who'll be the first to flame me.....LOL
I doubt it but it wont be for the want of trying....haha......you'll love the Noomeo I think it's a tip top tool unfortunately it's £18k eek!! It will enable onsite scanning of existing parts and pulling them into your preferred 3D modelling software to produce moulds etc or to redesign.....cool....sounds like the start of a business LOL
Welcome russ. If you get the 3D scanner will you offer free use to forum members (ie. me) lol
This is the tool i use.
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RickAlways bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
Hi Russ, Welcome etc.
Since when are Bikes fripperies?...(unless your on about push rods , then I'll have it )
Kin how Much! Noomeo mucho Deenaro more likeio , It looks shiney though!
Welcome to the forum Rick, not sure what sort of demand there is for on site scanning but if there is a decent market then you would be able to recoup the price of the scanner in a relatively short time. I would do a bit more research & if the market is there & you have the funds then go ahead & purchase.
Don't bother forking out loads of money on a Noomeo Optinum, you will not be able to do what you want to do with it.
The Noomeo isn't a laser scanner, it just does digital imaging processing to generate a point cloud and in real world use you only get 0.5mm resolution at best apparently. Given that you can do just as much for free using an iphone, why pay lots of money?