Hello all. I’ve been very happy with my Nomad Pro but currently needing a more powerful spindle and a larger work area. I’m working mainly with acrylic and making very intricate intersecting parts that are roughly 100mm x 50mm x 3mm. I’m hoping others here have outgrown the Nomad and can offer some advice. I need to retain the accuracy and repeatability that i get with the Nomad so the SO3 is out of the question. My budget is ~$5k USD. Here are my requirements:
*Ball screws and linear rails on x/y/z
*Machine controlled spindle at least 1hp
*At least 12" x 12" workable area
*Off the shelf dust boot available
*Turn key system
I’d also prefer:
- Computer controlled (bCNC or UCCNC)
- Auto tool changer (must work with a dust boot)
Right now I’m strongly considering the I2R UCCNC version by Axiom.
Any thoughts or feedback?