The company I work with is buying a CNC machine to mill aluminum door profiles. Iíve been interested in CNC for years and Iím eager to learn more. So they want me to oversee the purchase and get the machine installed and going. I love the challenge, but itís still a challenge and somewhat new.
I need to make sure I can ďplay aroundĒ with a CNC setup, so I can learn and get more in depth experience with Mach3. Result is, my company gives me $2500 to buy a mill that I can keep at home to do spend my evenings and weekends learning I get to keep the mill. Requirements are to have steppers that can be run by Gecko drives, and to have Mach3 run the whole thing. I have a control box with Gecko 202ís, I have Mach3. I need a CNC mill to plug in and start playing.
I would love to build or retrofit a bigger mill, but for now I need a machine fast, ready to go, I don't have the time to build although I would consider a complete good kit.
What would you get?