Thread: Help with new machine
Cripes is there something about CNC that`s attracting shady operators, rhetorical question suppose :-(
Does your proposed 12K include software, full fat Artcam and the like will eat 2K easily enough with a bit of support.
Even with training , practice helps ,even with a designers 3D mindset some concepts take some adjustment to CNC world, where`s zero....
So figure in some time and eaten material for research,training and practice purposes before the machine becomes productive.
AXYZ have been around longer than 5 minutes and S/H might fit in your budget, been a couple for sale here over the years;
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Dunno if Frog have UK dealers but they are notable for making 10" cutters
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Hi Mark, that large machine from China certainly looks like it woul be well suited for your needs. It would be interesting to get a full specification and post it on the forum and I feel certain you would get some really helpful comments. Please take note of the post made by Musht, having a super machine sitting in your workshop will not be much good unless you have someone that can properly program it. Operating cnc machines is not rocket science, but to learn to draw the components in 3d and then machine them will certainly take some time and will probably result in a few headaches!!! It would be worth asking if there is one of these machines in the UK for you to visit and discuss. Some people "knock" Chinese goods, but some of the quality from "C" nowadays is very good, even the UK self builders usually end up with some components from there. G.
Hello, yes training is very necessary for us. We can use Rhino well and have two CMM machines but have never used Cam software before. I'm also after support for the machine itself. What happens if somthing goes wrong a week before a deadline, I want to be able get it sorted ASAP. At the moment I can push the supplier or take the job else where, can't really do that when we have our own machine.
Before you get too excited about 5-axis machines you might want to look at the cost of 5-axis cam, it's not cheap. Pricing List | VisualMILL for SolidWorks®
You also might be interest in the training links on that page. There is a feature comparison list here from the UK suppliers RhinoCAM 2.0 CNC for Rhino CNC Inside Rhino Software
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