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  1. Book on machining composites / carbon fiber?

    Hello, I'm looking for a decent reference book on machining composites, specifically carbon fiber. If anyone can recommend one, that would be great. Thanks so much!
  2. Re: WTB 5-axis CNC router for mould making & carbon fiber trimming / drilling;

    We decided and purchased an AVID Pro CNC 48x96 kit. This seems to be the best value with great performance. Unfortunately it's currently a 14 week lead time. However, we're excited to get it. In the...
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    Re: PDJ cnc vs AVID

    We have decided to not purchase any tooling from PDJ for several reasons.
    1. On the phone call I spoke with Phil. Several of the answers to my technical questions were "this machine just makes you...
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    Re: PDJ INC 5 Prime Review

    tannerc: thank you for this review. I am in need of a 3 axis machine for thin carbon fiber trimming (UAVs), for wings and fuselage. The 42x50 with 36"Z seems to fit us perfectly. We really need that...
  5. Re: WTB 5-axis CNC router for mould making & carbon fiber trimming / drilling;

    I am also open to used 3 axis machines that are in good working order. As I mentioned, our budget is up to $10K. If anyone can help direct, that would be great.
  6. Re: WTB 5-axis CNC router for mould making & carbon fiber trimming / drilling;

    Peter,
    Thank you for the reply and guidance. Totally agree with you on the statement "the right tool for the right job" - thank you for this piece of wisdom. Will also not combine prepreg cutting...
  7. Re: WTB 5-axis CNC router for mould making & carbon fiber trimming / drilling;

    routalot: thank you for the candid reply. Not cynical at all. I have not done any CNC programming (3 axis or 5 axis except for 3D printer FDM type programming). I appreciate your realistic feedback....
  8. WTB 5-axis CNC router for mould making & carbon fiber trimming / drilling;

    WTB 5-axis CNC router for mould making (foam tooling board) & carbon fiber trimming / drilling

    Budget is <= US$10K

    We are a small early stage UAV startup in Texas and we do in-house carbon...
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    Re: PDJ cnc vs AVID

    Following... I too am looking at both Avid and PDJ for tooling foam board machining and carbon fiber trimming / cutting.
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