I'm new to machining, but have a good sense of CAD and CNC tooling. I have worked with a friend (machinist) on many projects and would like to make a purchase of a "Turn-Key" CNC Mill and maybe a Lathe to produce some small motorcycle parts (aluminum). "I race motorcycles and wreck alot". I would like to spend around $5000-6500 or less. I'll consider any reasonable option though.
When I say "Turn Key", I would like to be able to plug and play with my current Desktop PC after a software installation (windows based programing). Or I would entertain a self contained, windows based unit.
If you are going to make parts commercially then step up an dbuy a VMC with a tool changer and an enclosure...You'll thank your self when you realize how much mor etime you have to talk to customers while the machine runs and you aren't changing tools....
It'll cost you more, but you'll make more