548,544 active members*
2,335 visitors online*
Register for free
Login

Thread: Wanted

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2021
    Posts
    3

    Cool Wanted

    Where can I get ( or is there) a small CNC 12" x 24" machine with Accuracy of +/- .001 for under $3000.00

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    5420

    Re: Wanted

    You might be able to find a used machine that size for that price.
    Andrew Werby
    Website

  3. #3
    Community Moderator Jim Dawson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    5179

    Re: Wanted

    Accuracy is a function of setup and machine rigidity. It also depends on what you are cutting. Resolution and repeatability are really the most important, and almost any CNC machine today has more than enough resolution to do what you want. Most will repeat just fine also.

    So if you are cutting wood, then almost any of the table top machines should be able to achieve the accuracy that you desire. If you are wanting to cut aluminum or steel, then maybe you need to look for a heavier machine.
    Jim Dawson
    Sandy, Oregon, USA

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2021
    Posts
    3

    Re: Wanted

    I was looking at the Shark but +/- .005 not going to cut it
    These are a simple pattern I made to make a Riser for a Recurve bow
    A .005 gap will be visible


  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2021
    Posts
    3

    Re: Wanted

    I like this----5 axis cnc LFG6090 Intechcnc small cnc milling machine //aluminium cnc
    Jinan Intech Mechanical Equipment Co., Ltd.

    I don't know what other software will work but one they recommended was $1000.00


    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32456872389.html

  6. #6
    Community Moderator Jim Dawson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    5179

    Re: Wanted

    They must be using some kind of new math to calculate the number of axes, I only count 3, not 5. I see a number of other mistakes in their ad also.

    Mechanically the machine is probably OK, but who knows about the electronics and controller. They say it works with G code, so most likely would work with any CAM program that would generate a Mach3 post, pretty generic and common. CAD/CAM software prices run from free to ''you can't afford it''. The hobby version of Fusion 360 is still free, although somewhat broken from what is used to be.
    Jim Dawson
    Sandy, Oregon, USA

Similar Threads

  1. WANTED
    By davesnd in forum Fagor Automation
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-09-2011, 03:14 AM
  2. Help wanted
    By jamiegearig in forum General Material Machining Solutions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-15-2011, 07:24 PM
  3. help wanted
    By carlosmeza46 in forum Mach Wizards, Macros, & Addons
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-22-2008, 09:41 PM
  4. Just wanted to know..
    By extrem89 in forum Polls
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-28-2007, 03:16 PM
  5. Wanted!!
    By MBG in forum Employment Opportunity
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-17-2005, 02:30 PM

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
  •