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Features Video: CNC Machine Unboxed!

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 20 Apr 2018.

  1. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    For rigid machining (i.e. cutting metal rather than plastic/tree carcasses) this looks like it might be an interesting option. Aluminium structure/ways rather than cast iron, but that gives you half a chance of actually being able to ship it for less than the cost of the machine itself, and for hobby milling/turning rather than production, 'just do it slower' is always an option to reduce vibration.
    My main concern would be the price being too low rather than any issues with the machine itself: they mentioned on Reddit that they made their prototype on a $2000 budget, and the Kickstarter is selling it for $4700 + shipping. $2700 is a pretty small margin to work with, and they may end up struggling with business costs more than any trouble actually making the machines themselves.
     
  2. Jimsocks

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    I’m wondering if we can get an update on this machine and your thoughts now that you’ve had it for awhile. Pros and cons? There isn’t much information out there on the High-Z S-1000 T from users like you!

    I’m thinking of picking one up, as I am not very keen on rolling the dice with a Chinese model or a scratch-built. A post from you covering your experience would be amazing!
     
  3. zogthegreat

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    Hi edzieba,

    Do you have a link for the Reddit article that you mentioned?

    Thanks!

    zog
     
  4. edzieba

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    Here.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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