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Old 09-12-2006, 01:45 PM   #16
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kcinc.com is another option.
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:37 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by THE DARKSIDE
No doubt there, I bet most of the people on here would fall over if they actually knew what it cost to buy one of these machines.

Well, you can get a very small CNC machine for around $40k new. Goes up from there to over a million.

I just got back from the IMTS in chicago. Its a machine tool show. Got to see all the latest and greatest in machining. Awesome stuff.

I have never cut CF, so I don't really know what it takes. its mostly 2d though, and I bet some guys have some slick fixturing for it, like vacuum fixturing or something that just sucks the plate down. Maybe poke a few holes and screw it down to a block or something...

I've been doing this for almost 10 years, since right out of high school. I can tell you there is more to it than just pluging in some numbers. Especially when you get into 4 and 5 axis stuff..

But, like I say, for guys set up to do CF, they probably have it down pretty good. I get approached frequently to do RC related stuff, mostly a few parts, and unfortunatly even though I would love to do the stuff, it would be just WAY to expensive to do it.
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:55 PM   #18
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Thanks for all of the replies!

PitCrew, I am an engineer and understand what it takes. Most people use a small CNC router, which can be had for much less than the equipment you are referencing. Still, it's not cheap or simple.

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