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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    Quote Originally Posted by ericks View Post
    Mine eats through aluminium and i have also milled steel plates a couple of times no issue.
    I actually find that hard to believe. On a 16mm, 3 flute cutter at 100% tooth load, what speed and depth do you run? A good mill isn't 4ton and 10HP (plus) for no reason. Also for micron surface finish, you really need to be running coolant and at a high rate.

    It's amazing how weight is so important. Something I discovered when I bought a Turner 360 with a solid cast iron base. The difference in stability of cut and surface finish regardless of cut depth is amazing.

    Machining is a rabbit hole and like dharmac said when you use the pro stuff, you start to understand how bad the hobby stuff is. Then you spend all your time trying to make hobby stuff good...

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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    Speaking of rabbit holes, AFC is my next challenge... its supported by linuxcnc, but getting it to work is another thing!!

    https://youtu.be/EMqCThVwLDA

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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    Quote Originally Posted by FastFarmer View Post
    I actually find that hard to believe. On a 16mm, 3 flute cutter at 100% tooth load, what speed and depth do you run? A good mill isn't 4ton and 10HP (plus) for no reason. Also for micron surface finish, you really need to be running coolant and at a high rate.

    It's amazing how weight is so important. Something I discovered when I bought a Turner 360 with a solid cast iron base. The difference in stability of cut and surface finish regardless of cut depth is amazing.

    Machining is a rabbit hole and like dharmac said when you use the pro stuff, you start to understand how bad the hobby stuff is. Then you spend all your time trying to make hobby stuff good...
    Sounds to me like you here just to try and show off so i won't answer your question

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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    @ericks: a rather rude reply to an attempt to help you.
    It discourages anyone else with industrial experience from volunteering.

    Cheers
    Roger

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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    Quote Originally Posted by RCaffin View Post
    @ericks: a rather rude reply to an attempt to help you.
    It discourages anyone else with industrial experience from volunteering.

    Cheers
    Roger
    chill out mate i was joking...did you miss the smiley face!

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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    Didn't see it.
    Even so, accusing someone of just trying to show off when they are trying to help you is off-putting.

    Cheers
    Roger

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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    Mate i am not the op, i only answered the op re using a router to mill aluminium. I was under the impression he was looking for something for home use, and according to what he was looking at i advised him.
    I was not asking for advise, just stated that the machine i built does aluminium very well. The op did not indicate what tolerances he was looking for, if i missed that then i am sorry

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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    Quote Originally Posted by ericks View Post
    Sounds to me like you here just to try and show off so i won't answer your question
    Lol... I think there's probably a reason why I've been around since 2010 and this is post number 133.

    Anyway... back to the topic...

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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    Hello Slixxor
    I am from Aeon Laser and glad to tell you that we have Exclusive agent Gary Chapman in*Australia. He is very professional in the CNC industry and he will be responsible for the sales and service of Aeon Laser. Hope you become friends.
    Thank you!

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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    Quote Originally Posted by FastFarmer View Post
    Lol... I think there's probably a reason why I've been around since 2010 and this is post number 133.

    Anyway... back to the topic...
    Sorry if i offended you mate, its my African humor maybe

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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    This is funny to me as I was watching a vid on a 5 axis cnc and the wow factor to me was not the cutting ability, but the how rigid must the column holding the spindle .

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    Re: Looking at a new CNC for home (might build might buy, not sure yet)

    the wow factor to me was not the cutting ability, but the how rigid must the column holding the spindle .
    There is a known difference between routers built with plywood and serious milling machines. :violin:
    Not only rigidity, but also weight!

    Cheers
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