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What small CNC mill should I build?

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by ClarkS, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. ClarkS

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    Hello

    I'm a retired electrical engineer with experience in industrial control systems and programming, but no experience in machining. I want to build a small CNC that can do the following things:

    1. Help me learn about CNC on plastic, aluminum and maybe brass.
    2. Printed circuit board manufacturing
    3. Finishing of 80% AR lowers

    What mills would you recommend for this?

    Clark
     
  2. ClarkS

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    No one has any recommendations for a first CNC mill?
     
  3. Scotty Orr

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    There may be no one here with experience in all of those areas. I don't, so I can't make a recommendation.
     
  4. ClarkS

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    That makes sense. I think the 3rd item might require a larger mill. I was hoping it could be done with a mini-mill, but maybe not.

    Suppose I eliminate that requirement...

    Does anyone have any thoughts about a good mill for learning and to make PCBs?
     
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    The Cbeam XL will probably work well for what you need. Or even the Cbeam. The kits are on sale with free shipping today.
     

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