I need a CNC machine to make molds for injection molding and Vacuum form from Aluminum. I see there are many DIY CNC routers out there but they seem to be reliable for woodworking not aluminum. The mold making companies are charging an arm and leg for a mold. Therefore, I am here seeking your expertise.
here are my requirements :
my budget is $10,000
I need a CNC machine to mill aluminum to make molds
The size I need for the X,Y and Z are 1500 x 1500 x 150mm
I dont really need the high speed production of the commercial machine, I just need to have the job done.
Please, the experts in aluminum, point me into the right direction, whether I should put together the machine or to buy one that meets my requirements ?
If you recommend me to build, please recommend me the plans.
If you recommend me to buy, please recommend me the machine(s).
I would really appreciated your help.