Well i recently started my new job and loving it, except ive been so busy i get minimal time on the CNC machine because its eitehr too late to use or im just tired. I recently got some time to think at work and figure things out. Im finally about to move to a new house to rent. The problem is that with the new place it is nearly a villa community style housing and with houses close by i dont want to cause problems or get in any trouble with noise. So my first instinct is to give the machine an enclosure to reduce noise which soon followed by what the heck i should pay for some acoustic tiles as well.
So my question is to anyone out there with some knowledge, photos or anything. What thickness would be good for the acoustic tiles(have ccess to 1mx1.4m tiles of 20mm thick min. is this good enough) to reduce the high pitch noise of the machine running(it runs with a die grinder). Also im interested in a design similar to what cool cuttings did, but instead of having a lift up front(last resort for me) i'd prefere to have 2 slides on the front with 2 doors and slide them open for access.Its either that or it will be 2 hinged doors. I will also want perspex in the doors to see whats going one. How do i minimise the noise that could go through the perspex or is it good enough. Also with the slides how can i seal the gaps around the doors? Also i know that sound proofing a machine will cause heat so i am going to add 2 100mm fans at the top to circulate air and a couple of vents at the bottom. is it possible to "gag" these vents with some foam to prevent the noise but allow air?
Anyway, any help greatly appreciated as well as photos of other peoples machines.