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Kit Rigidity comparison

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Adam Filipowicz, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Adam Filipowicz

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    Curious with the various Openbuilds CNC kits now available. Why choose one vs the other. which machines are the most ridged for cutting Aluminum.
     
  2. Mark Carew

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    I have found that the shorter actuators on the machine the better for cutting harder materials like the MiniMill or the C-Beam Machine. This is due to less deflection over all in the machine.
    That being said I have also cut aluminum on the larger machines as well its really just a matter of more shallow cuts per pass. So it will take longer but it may be that you are working on a larger piece because you are using a larger machine so once you find the sweet spots for each machine they all have their advantages.
     
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