Hi - we use solidworks and camworks and have a grant to buy a cnc lathe for about $17k. I'm considering tormach cnc lathe w/ turret and prototrak 1440 but open to others. We already have a tormach pc1100 and use it a lot. I like that the prototrak can be manual but we already have 4 manual lathes so maybe I should not consider that as a factor. The price of tormach with a turret is a much better bargain than prototrak. Please let me know. This is for high school students that learn manual first and then go on to cnc.