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[DPRG] Looking for a CNC Mill?

Subject: [DPRG] Looking for a CNC Mill?
From: Bob Jordan rljordan at airmail.net
Date: Wed Nov 17 17:45:30 CST 2010

Cool sounding project! Do you have pictures up somewhere. Any info on the
electronics and hardware?
Bob Jordan

-----Original Message-----
From: dprglist-bounces at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-bounces at dprg.org] On Behalf
Of Stuart Stegall
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:26 PM
To: Quinones, Jose
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Subject: Re: [DPRG] Looking for a CNC Mill?

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Quinones, Jose <jquinones at ti.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I think at some point in time I learned about these not ridiculously
> expensive (AKA $5K to $10K) CNC routers/engravers/mills which could be
> to generate 3D parts.
> Of course when I google for this topic I get a terazillion links on all
> industrial CNC equipment not meant to be enjoyed by hobbyists like you and
> me, unless your rich uncle expires and by pure luck leaves the entire
> inheritance to your name. I don't even have a rich uncle, so any reference
> to an economical CNC router/mill/engraver will be appreciated.
> Me and a work buddy are looking for a machine good enough to make aluminum
> panels. Not needed to build race car pistons or golf clubs. Thanks for
> input!
> Best regards,
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Engraving is somewhat a totally different market from milling and CNC

Ultimately you have to pick one. :D

What build area do you need?  There's quite a few hobbyist grade
units, plus there's always the DIY version.  I currently have a CNC
router that does about 4'x8' but it's not particularly fast and it
cost me $1200 or so to build (plus maybe 50 hours of build time.)

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