Hey guys, It's my first post here, as I have been lurking and reading for sometime. This is a great forum, and there are loads of smart guys here...my head is often spinning when I go to bed
I am pretty sure the PCNC 1100 is for me, but I still have some questions.
Can I cut wood with the 1100? I would like to be able to so some projects in wood, and it wood be great to be able to use this machine. I will be looking at options for a dedicated machine for up to 4x8 sheet processing in the future, but for now, small carvings and wood parts would be nice. If it is capable, any special provisions that should be made, i.e vacuum system, etc?
I would like to be able to engrave as well (wood, AL, etc). Is the speeder or the high speed spindle the best option?
What is the best software to use for these two (if wood carving is possible)?
Is the PC that you can buy through Tormach to control the PCNC also generally used for the CAD/CAM programming, or is a separate computer used?
Thanks in advance for the help.