Before I go in-depth, I’d like to make it known that I acknowledge that there are plenty of threads similar to this, although I have trouble organizing and going through them, and picking out specific information that is contributary to us. So I would appreciate any help on this thread, whether it’s redirection or information.
It’s no secret that with 2021’s proposed plan, teams are considering not registering, and using that money in the budget elsewhere. Our team has been considering this option and its benefits. We were curious about CNC machining capabilities. Our team is ahem not the most wealthy, but we’d like to start an investment for a capable CNC machine. Below are some of CNC characteristics we’d appreciate:
- Under $6000
- Approx. 32’’ x 24’’ x 5’’
- Aluminum Alloy, Polycarb cutting potential
- Wired and maybe wireless connect
This is an investment for our team, so we’d like something higher quality. As much as we’d rather not, we can step outside our $6000 budget, but only if necessary.
Now: We have looked at the Omio X8-2200
Does anyone have any experience with these machines, and could you give some words of wisdom based on your time using these?
And for tooling, and maintenance is there a preferred, or common location/market to go.
Thanks for your time, any help is appreciated. I apologize for the redundancy as this is entirely new to my team.