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    Bare Bones machine

    Does anyone know of a company producing bare bone mills ready to have all the electronics added? I like the dimensions of the X6 and the Novakon NM200 but would rather not have to depend on there customer service. Plus I'm looking to use Flashcut on whatever machine I retrofit. I've searched the internet and really havent came across anything. Other than starting with a Bridgeport type machine or similar. I was very close to purchasing a X6 but still just a little unsure. Any feedback would be great.
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    Blakea1790,

    You can search on "Alibaba" for "cnc frame" machines. Alibaba returns a few "agents" and "GOOD CNC" in China who sell bare-bones machines. You will need to import, which is not such a big hassle as you may think. The only issue you will have is probably ZERO backup and after sales service. You pay your money and take your chances.
    Link as below

    CNC milling machine frame direct from

    I am considering a bare-bones 650L frame but its a gamble on quality. Looks like GOOD CNC make the "Syil" frames.

    Hope this helps
    Chevalier

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    bare bones CNC

    cncchina,

    Can you advise me on quality of GOOD CNC product. I would like to purchase 650L frame but am reluctant to place order without knowing quality of product or is there a more rigid frame of better quality.
    I cannot even get a set of photos of the frame, only one photo sent with quote.
    Any other suppliers and products available with pricing
    Any advise appreciated.

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    Greg

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    GOOD CNC ?
    I have never visited the factory. From data, its performance can not be concluded out.
    I have seen the internal structure of the post. If I design it, I would correct the structure into support structure. Then, the strength and rigidity would be better.

    If they are slide rail and LM rail, the thermal deformation should also be controlled. Cooling and lubrication are necessary. I would adopt internal cooling (not external cooling). Of course, this would influence cost.

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    For the 650, I know better machines and factories,

    However, it appears that only 490 mm X 6

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    cncchina

    Thanks for the feedback on "GOOD CNC". Can you advise on factories supplying quality CNC frames around the 650L size.

    Regards
    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevalier View Post
    cncchina

    Thanks for the feedback on "GOOD CNC". Can you advise on factories supplying quality CNC frames around the 650L size.

    Regards
    Greg
    Chevalier,
    Be wary of Good CNC and any other Chinese supplier who asks for payment or a big deposit in advance. I wanted to order a machine and they promised 30-45 day delivery and asked for full payment in advance. Instead, I had my bank prepare a letter of credit and gave them 90 days to deliver just to be safe. 90 days passed and no machine. Lots of e-mails and excuses, but no machine. The letter of credit expired and I had to pay a few hundred in fees to my bank, but at least I was not out the entire amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalmdi View Post
    Chevalier,
    Be wary of Good CNC and any other Chinese supplier who asks for payment or a big deposit in advance. I wanted to order a machine and they promised 30-45 day delivery and asked for full payment in advance. Instead, I had my bank prepare a letter of credit and gave them 90 days to deliver just to be safe. 90 days passed and no machine. Lots of e-mails and excuses, but no machine. The letter of credit expired and I had to pay a few hundred in fees to my bank, but at least I was not out the entire amount.

    you can buy from us.at least can get it in time.
    but like US,i prefer customer buy from dealers,more easy,and have good service..
    Direction,Commitment,Follow through

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    Quote Originally Posted by syil View Post
    you can buy from us.at least can get it in time.
    but like US,i prefer customer buy from dealers,more easy,and have good service..
    OK- who is your USA dealer and how do I contact them?

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    digitalmdi

    Thanks for the feedback on GOOD CNC. Perhaps they need to be more focused on delivering what they say.
    Looks like they have lost another potential customer.
    Pitty, it was the right sized for my shop. Oh well, guess I keep looking for a reasonable second hand machine.

    Did you end up with a machine from another supplier or buy a second hand one?

    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalmdi View Post
    Chevalier,
    Be wary of Good CNC and any other Chinese supplier who asks for payment or a big deposit in advance. I wanted to order a machine and they promised 30-45 day delivery and asked for full payment in advance. Instead, I had my bank prepare a letter of credit and gave them 90 days to deliver just to be safe. 90 days passed and no machine. Lots of e-mails and excuses, but no machine. The letter of credit expired and I had to pay a few hundred in fees to my bank, but at least I was not out the entire amount.
    Poor people, but does have a lot of manufacturers for a long time, usually 60-90 days, 30 days is impossible, because China screw missing, so he can not guarantee the time, and the spot futures price should be lower than the warehouse, less 5%,
    My advice, you should choose a large factory, visit the warehouse, at least find a friend to see China may be a good idea,

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevalier View Post
    cncchina

    Thanks for the feedback on "GOOD CNC". Can you advise on factories supplying quality CNC frames around the 650L size.

    Regards
    Greg

    Maybe some pictures for reference.However, I believe my eyes either.

    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/genera...ml#post1009763

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