they got together with another guy 10 years ago, and bought this "bare iron" chinese VMC
(no motors or anything)
the plan was to make it the first of a product line - add the motors and control and sell for about $60K
then somebody came out with a similar machine for $48K
which is less than they had in it in cash, not even counting labor
so the unfinished machine has been sitting for 10 years
they finally got it running, and are going to be selling it at a loss, just to free up the floor space
I think they're asking $37K
its basically brand new and unused
24"x20"x16" workspace, 16 slot toolchanger, 10HP 6000RPM spindle
they used a centroid control
wow that's a lot of Z
that is a sad story
hope they can get rid of it - probably makes them sick to look at it
yeah, they want it gon
but at the same time, you can tell they're proud of the job they did on it
you should see it go with a 1/2" endmill in aluminum at 4000-6000 RPM
I bet that's impressiv
throws a steady stream of chips
reminds me of routing wood
hmm, its interesting reading about the "big guys"
haas boasts about their 80 block lookahead
whenever we talk about lookahead, we manage to convince ourselves that we need infinite lookahead, and therefore we can't do it
I would love the 14 ft planer.. We have what must be an old 6ft planer - but that is in pieces.
it would have a nice work area - cnc'ed
did you see the vid I posted in the other channel?
that is just too cool
crazy, but cool
strap a folded up rigid wing to your back, jump out of an airplane, unfold the wing and light off the jet engines
saw that - wow. I wonder how long the fuel lasts.
thats about as close to Superman flying as a person can get
4 model airplane jets.. cool
cradek: well put.
I should quit typing now :-/