They look like beast of machines. I'll stay with my cncrp pro4824 with the NEMA 34 electronics.Decent price on that first one but only 250 ipm? That's really slow on a big machine like that. The second one says max speed is 800 ipm - much better.
My machine only has Nema23 steppers, and I usually cut between 200-250 ipm. I've got a new ballscrew coming for my Z-axis (1610 replacing a 1605) and I hope to be able to up that (my Z-axis can only do about 250).... I'll stay with my cncrp pro4824 with the NEMA 34 electronics.
Question: How fast do people push their tools. I know materials/spindle are probably the main factors, but I've only gone 100ipm. I think my gantry would handle most any speed without flex before the tool snaps. Well unless I'm using a 1/2 endmill or something really ridged.
I'm really not sure what mine is capable of. I'm using a 3hp router too.
Maybe a better question is what is the fastest you have run your machine and what material was in on. Router or spindle.
The fastest I have cut is 400 ipm with a 1.5" flat bottom cutting to surface the MDF spoilboard. I was only taking about 0.010" to clean the surface but it was flying!! :grin:Maybe a better question is what is the fastest you have run your machine and what material was in on. Router or spindle.