OK wow first off to the amount of info I have scanned threw. Some of you people are awesome at what you do. To the point. I need help knowing what I need to make Molds for RC Cars I am going to making using a Vacuum Forming machine I have built. I will go as far as making a CNC machine but need to know how many Axsys I need and ect... All the help would be great. Thanks Anthony.
What material (wood, alum. etc...) will you be cutting?
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How much do you want to (need to, can you) spend?
Any job bigger than a big house brick?
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Have a look at the JGRO plans, or even the Joe2006 plans, should be more than enough for what you need. The smaller you can make a machine the easier and cheaper it will be, at least for a first machine. You already have a purpose for it so you would probably be best off catering for that, rather than build a machine that will do everything.
The JGRO and Joe2006 are free downloads from this site and there are heaps of open source stepper drivers around, it will take a little research on your part but well worth it.
Good Luck !!
Cool thanks for the input was going to use wood or foam to make about 10th scale rc car molds. Any suggestion on premade machines I can buy. Nothing big really since its can be done on a desk if needed. I would say no bigger than 2 x 2 feet square space to work with. I think in this part of my business Id better buy this machine rather than make it unless its easy to make?