We are a non-profit organization based in Mumbai (India) and we're looking for a low-cost "universal" CNC machine.
- It should have 3-4 axis
- It should be cheap ($500-$1500)
- It should be small, so cheaper (5"-30" working area)
- It should be able to mill plastic, metal, PCBs
- It should be precise (1-50 micron accuracy)
- If the tool is changeable then we could modify it for soldering/additive printing/pick and place, etc.
We have experience with software, mechanical and embedded development so we are fine if we need to get our hands dirty to modify the machine.
- We had finalized on the Lumenlab Micro V3 CNC, but it appears that they have shut shop.
- The Probotix Fireball V90 looks good (accuracy and price), but no idea if the tool is changeable
- The Datron Inline looks like a small machine (accuracy & price unknown)
- The Mikebeck Complete Kit is really cheap (accuracy unknown)
- The Sable 2015 is cheap (accuracy/reliability unknown)
- The 3020 is affordable, but the accuracy is very low (0.05 mm)
- The 2518 is affordable, but the accuracy looks barely enough (<0.04 mm)
- The Cmode 3629 is somewhat suitable (accuracy is 12 micron)
If you have any idea of a CNC that could work for us then please let us know. If you have experience with the above machines, then your comments are also valued.
Last edited by ZeroBacklash; 04-03-2012 at 08:19 AM. Reason: numbers