I would like some help in deciding which type of cnc lathe would but right for our shop. We currently use a manual metal lathe and would like to improve our productivity in this area due to all the HOT Jobs.
We would be using this for a job shop type of work not really mass production. We would be turning small items 1/4"-2" diameter and 1"-12" in length. We turn a lot of Nylatron / Nylon, and non ferrous metals.
We do mostly outside turning (small pins with steps in the end) but also need to do ID turning (bore a hole in the end). We would also need to be able to turn inside & outside threads. An automatic stock feed would be nice.
I would like to keep our price below $15,000 (if new) and would be willing to look at good used machines for the right price. As I am new to this, I don't know if this is even within the price range for this type of cnc lathe.
Thanks for any help