587,006 active members*
3,176 visitors online*
Register for free
Login
IndustryArena Forum > Events, Product Announcements Etc > Want To Buy...Need help! > Recommendations for desktop CNC for milling polypropylene
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Recommendations for desktop CNC for milling polypropylene

    Hi, I am looking for any recommendations for a sturdy desktop sized CNC. I manufacture foot orthotics (arch supports) out of 40mm thick polypropylene, and am currently using a Roland MDX540. The Roland is great, but lacks a bit of grunt to cut with anything more than very small stepdowns. I am after something with cutting area around 600mmx600mm or therabouts with a bit of oomph to cut the hard material. Does anyone have any recommendations on what might be a suitable machine? Im located in Australia also. Thankyou

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2024
    Posts
    1

    Re: Recommendations for desktop CNC for milling polypropylene

    Quote Originally Posted by synergyorthotics View Post
    Hi, I am looking for any recommendations for a sturdy desktop sized CNC. I manufacture foot orthotics (arch supports) out of 40mm thick polypropylene, and am currently using a Roland MDX540. The Roland is great, but lacks a bit of grunt to cut with anything more than very small stepdowns. I am after something with cutting area around 600mmx600mm or therabouts with a bit of oomph to cut the hard material. Does anyone have any recommendations on what might be a suitable machine? Im located in Australia also. Thankyou
    Shapeoko HDM is designed for a workshop environment and offers a robust build capable of handling tougher materials. It's a larger, more powerful machine that could provide the "oomph" you're looking for.

    Or BobsCNC E4. This router has a cutting area of 609.6mm x 609.6mm and features an SG20U supported rail system, which could offer the stability and strength required for cutting thick polypropylene.

Similar Threads

  1. Looking for a decent CNC milling machine for desktop
    By Basen in forum Want To Buy...Need help!
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-05-2015, 11:16 PM
  2. Milling aluminum with desktop CNC router
    By zirt57 in forum Benchtop Machines
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-26-2014, 06:13 PM
  3. First time to use CNC Milling machine. Recommendations.
    By samsagaz in forum Uncategorised MetalWorking Machines
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-09-2013, 09:28 PM
  4. Desktop milling machine - need recommendations
    By stompboy in forum Metalworking- / Woodworking Tooling / Manual Machining
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-29-2012, 06:50 PM
  5. Desktop router recommendations
    By byersa in forum Benchtop Machines
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-16-2012, 11:08 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •