Thread: aye up new friends :)
Just came across this forum while on the hunt for help for my future business plans.
Began my career as a craftsmen producing Harps on a manufacturing scale for a company based in West Wales.
The processes used a mixture of hand crafts along with CNC work to produce the products.
For the past 4 years i have been in the events industry and no hoping to get back into the woodwork side of things.
Setting up a workshop in the coming weeks with all machinery already purchased for the move forward. Hoping to produce a number of products
from my workshop in the direction of what pays the bills to begin with.
In around 6 months i am hoping to purchase a 3 axis CNC router 8x4ft bed. This is where i have come unstuck with my limited knowledge!!!
I am looking for information on CNC products along with the best cad/cam software to look out for or try using.....
sorry my introduction has been expansive, but hopefully someone can point me in the right direction :)
Thanks in advance,
Welcome, I see you intend buying a machine, if you look on ebay for example there are a number of reasonably priced new machines of that size.
obviously a search about will bring up other machines in the UK. Chinese machines are cheap but you have to consider support / shipping / import fees / VAT, etc.
With regard to software, there is no 'best' as such, but there are loads of trials that will let you have a go, look through this thread for ideas; http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/6707-...D-CAM-Software
Last edited by EddyCurrent; 15-10-2014 at 08:03 PM.Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted
Cheers for your reply eddy.
i do intend on purchasing a cnc machine in the next 6 months, and have had experience with the Chinese products and their reliability/user friendly ness :(
i will ill dig deep in the forums to find as much info as possible before I purchase.
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