If you think you’ll be buying a new CNC machine tool for the first time that’s “full pro quality”, you need to check out this article from Carbide3D. It details their experience purchasing a Haas VF-2SS to help with manufacturing some of the products they sell such as their Nomad and Shape Oko 3 CNC Mills.
The new Haas VMC at Carbide3D…
No doubt there are a lot of things that will be different and worth knowing about if you’ve never bought a machine like this before. Topics range from discounting to tooling packages to the magnitude of effort required to set the machine up, get it wired for electrical, and get it running. Definitely fun stuff to check into!
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Interesting read. There seem to be a lot of small companies, startups, at the moment building small milling machines for the home market, not so keen on the aluminum framed machines but that’s just me. It’s definitely an investment.