By the way, there is now available an inexpensive three axis mill (less
than $4000) that comes with cad/cam software AND the unmentioned and
complicated *controller*, the device that translates the code sent to
the machine into the instructions that turn the motors on and off at the
proper times etc...
I'll have to search through my mountain of mailings to find the source,
I remember it was developed at a university on the east coast.
David D. Arens wrote:
Okay my thinking on this is that a person could build a machine to
carve waxes or metal. The necessary robot arms and servos are less than
$1000 complete with the computer program.
Well, you could , provided you're a good machinist, electronics tech &
You'd also need the tools those crafts & the job indicate.
To build a machine that would produce an acceptable product would take quite
By the time you'd have gotten the necessary tools & skills to build a machine,
could have bought a top of the line model with all the bells & whistles.
Don't get me wrong, it'd be lots of fun (I'm a tool dsgnr/mfgr also). But
sometimes you have
to decide what game you want to play & forget about the rest.
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