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for those of you who like to 3D print...how about a desktop CnC machine?

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this is LE AWESOME!!!
 

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SugarJ has been CNCing for quite some time (just sold off one of his completed rigs).

I believe there are even 3D printer replacement heads that do rudimentary CNC but I doubt they're much good.
 

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SugarJ has been CNCing for quite some time (just sold off one of his completed rigs).

I believe there are even 3D printer replacement heads that do rudimentary CNC but I doubt they're much good.
Most 3d printer frames aren't rigid enough to do anything except light engraving in wood.
 

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I'm into my current one for about $1800, including the 1.5kw watercooled spindle and VFD that are arriving today. That one has a build volume of 7x9x3" while mine is 24x30x6". That Bantam tools one is a nice plug and play machine if you don't want to take on building your own, but I would find the part size limiting for what I do.
 

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hey guys...are we talking 3D printers or metal / plastic CnC machines? my link is to a CnC machine that also works on plastics.

get me into trouble...but be pretty awesome to have something like this and make my own custom 1911 :D
 

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Sorry, I should have said work area, not build volume. I'm talking about my CNC router.Workbee CNC Router.jpg
 

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