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slowtwitch
01-03-2014, 12:19 PM
Hello folks, Hope all is well in Mikini land :) I've been following this thread.... http://www.cnczone.com/forums/vertical_mill_lathe_project_log/133172-show_build_computer-numeric-control_machine_beginning_end.html and thought that the machine looked kinda familiar :) Then I read Swath's reply here...http://www.cnczone.com/forums/mikinimech/206224-buying_used_mikini.html and it kinda of confirmed things.

I went to the web site....SKYFIRE CNC (http://www.skyfirecnc.com/index.asp) and read the specs and it does seem that these guys are replicating the Mikini ... hopefully with better electronics and service:)

What really caught my eye was the BT30 spindle they offer. It looks like it may work on our machines....would be great for an ATC setup.

mcphill
01-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Note it is not a "copy", from that thread it sounds like they designed the original Mikini hardware (castings, etc.), but Phil had the mills made somewhere else. So the Mikini is actually a "copy" of this mill, but made first... Also sounds like Phil sourced his own cheap electronics. I have inquired about sourcing an improved spindle controller for the Mikini - we are working on a drop in replacement with better capabilities...

Tomahawk47
03-10-2014, 01:22 PM
slowtwitch,

I'd like to see if you'd be interested in retrofitting our Mikini Mill. I tried to send you a message, but it says you can't receive anymore PM's. Could you send me a PM with your contact info so we can discuss this over the phone?

Thanks

mcphill
03-11-2014, 03:30 PM
SkyFire has a new controller for me, just need to get the cover in before he ships.