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12-03-2007 02:09 AM  9 years agoPost 1
Jay1

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Anyone know of a place where I could get my hands on a budget beginner CAD machine that can but Alum, Carbon and wood? 2D and 3D? Thanks.

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12-03-2007 08:15 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Pole

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what do you mean with "cad machine" ??

cnc machine?

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12-03-2007 01:40 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Jay1

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Sorry, Yes that was what I was implying,

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12-05-2007 04:59 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Furious Predator

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you can buy small CNC lathes and mills from Sherline. its a bit pricy to start, but i think its one of the cheapest options.

i think their CNC mills and lathes go for about $3,000 each...but you still have to get the software and tooling.

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12-29-2007 03:14 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Greg McFadden

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if you are willing to do some legwork yourself, you can get a taig up and running for ~1600$ sans cad/cam softwar

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01-03-2008 06:11 PM  9 years agoPost 6
genexis

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i have a sherline CNC converted mill. I do simple cutting for my heli parts. Check out my site @ http://simplewords.genexis.net/

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01-03-2008 07:10 PM  9 years agoPost 7
Jay1

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That is pretty nice. This is actually something that I was looking at to do simple stuff for my RC things.

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01-04-2008 01:12 AM  9 years agoPost 8
FrankC

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Take a look at the one on this site, it is kit built but it looks like it would be in the $700 range even with a router.

http://www.rockcliffmachine.com/index.htm

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01-04-2008 02:08 AM  9 years agoPost 9
Jay1

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Wow... that looks cool! I wouldn't mind trying that one....

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01-08-2008 02:30 PM  9 years agoPost 10
rcstickman

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You are "Not" going to be able to cut aluminum with that machine. Foam, soft woods ect.... only. Also, the machine is only part of the price of CNC. Good software is not cheap. I have $4k in Visualmill, $1.5k for Onecnc for 2.5D work and another Grand for Rhino and other design tools.

Don't blame me, I did'nt vote for him.

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02-13-2008 03:51 AM  9 years agoPost 11
thrx

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Montreal, Canada

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I've built my own CNC router, it's mostly used for drilling and engraving, but it's capable of light alu machining. It's controlled by Artsoft Mach3 software, and I use CAMWorks to generate toolpath from within SolidWorks.

http://www.wolltech.com/cnc/

This was just a pet project though, I have a shop with big Okuma CNC's for real work.

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02-17-2008 09:16 AM  9 years agoPost 12
Bruce Naylor

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For simple one-off heli bits, you can get away with a cheap lathe/mill, add some servos/steppers with a suitable controller, and hand write G code to feed it. EBay is your friend here.

My first router was built from scrap extruded office partition section, not super ridged, and not super fast, but it cuts out G10 sidefames and the like to a resonable tollerance. DeskCNC drives the steppers and accepts G-Code, or DXF from a 2nd hand copy of TurboCAD - a cheap 2D/3D package. Total investment less than $500. Lots of fun, lots of dust, lots of satisfaction when you lift off into the hover with your own bits in the air!

My next machine was an old scrap hobby lathe/mill - add some TLC, and bolt on the same steppers (made all the supports on the router and lathe!) and hey presto - cheap CNC lathe/mill for cutting metal!

I agree that if you want semi-pro/pro solutions, you need lots of cash, but we're modellers right? We want to produce a couple of parts for ourselves and our mates, not a couple of thousand!

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02-17-2008 04:37 PM  9 years agoPost 13
TMoore

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Looks good Bruce. Nice work. I still love the whine of steppers in action. They are all you need for most work relating to helis.

TM

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02-28-2008 03:51 PM  9 years agoPost 14
Furyflyer2

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USA

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Here is a great beginner machine that is easy to make- http://www.cnczone.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=300

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