Hi All,

My name is Josh and ill be using this forum to pick up as many tips and rack the brains of the experts on anything related to rapid prototyping and machine selection for a product range I hope to start bringing to market in the next year or so via Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

First and foremost I am looking for a CNC machine to add to my existing workshop of hand-operated tools and a 3d printer. Ideally this CNC will run straight from my laptop, will be capable of doing Aluminium and ideally harder ferrous metals such as Mild and perhaps even Stainless steel.

If anyone can point me in the direction of something like a Mach3 converted Boxford or has any better suggestions to get a 4 or even 5 axis machine for under 3k that'll be fantastic.

Cheers all