Hey there, I have some very general questions about CNC'ing...I am part of a small bike parts manufacturing company with a few products all CNC'd using an older vertical CNC mill. I would like to purchase a CNC mill eventually and start manufacturing in-house. I know very little about manufactures and machines that may accomadate a newb for small production runs.
I guy I know has the Haas tool room mill which he offered to sell me for what seems to be a reasonable price...compared to the list price. I am interested in learning to code for 3D milling in the future and this rig has 400 ipm rapids and feed rates. Is that sufficient for 3D milling? Are Haas machines good? Any good references for buying my first CNC machine, something easy to use, small, garage or small industrial rental worthy?
Haas has become the modern day Bridgeport. It's a decent machine with lots of parts availability.