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Offline robotcoderTopic starter

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cheapest CNC machine
« on: August 11, 2009, 03:35:52 PM »
I am looking for the cheapest CNC machine out there and suggestions

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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 03:43:42 PM »
your price range?
what size material you want to machine?
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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 09:04:11 PM »
$300 max plastics

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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 12:29:44 AM »
are you willing to get a mill and modify it?
i highly doubt you will find a decent cnc for under $500...
and what size materials?
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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 11:25:17 AM »
Small sized material and I am willing to modify, if I can do it for cheap.

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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009, 11:52:02 AM »
I don't have the link here and don't have access to instructibles but I saw one for a cnc machine made from pipe fittings and I think plexiglass. Was cheap to put together the expensive part was the motors and the controllers but it might have been under $300. Used a dremel I think.
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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 12:37:39 PM »
Thanks, I will look for that instructable


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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2009, 05:52:52 AM »
i have seen one where some one bought a $650 light microscope that had 3 axis of movment and replaced the lenses with a dremel and when he came up with the cash a proper cnc motor.

I cant find the link but it looked brilliant and seemed to work quite well, and i think was really smart as you could cut to the nearest mm

but it was really a mill but in the end he added some expensive servos and made it computer controlled. I think it would have been better to go out and buy a proper cnc but it looked really cool.

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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009, 08:58:33 AM »
i m struggling to make it .instructables rulz .i hope they may help
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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2009, 09:05:58 AM »
in my opinion, i dont think you could build a proper cnc mill, you would lose the precision and while it would be able to do the milling on its own, your parts wouldn't be very accurate, i could be wrong though -shrug-
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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2009, 03:00:39 PM »
for accurate stuff, probably not... i wouldn't trust delicate parts with a cnc i made ;D
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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2009, 06:26:35 AM »
exactly, i feel like robotcoder wants to use it to make good parts, if thats the case, building your own wouldn't be an acceptable solution in this case
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Re: cheapest CNC machine
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2009, 11:00:02 AM »
This: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/9006  - a repost from Make "under $100"

 


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