A year or so ago we managed to import a 1200 x 1200 3 axes Chinese built CNC router into Australia. Obviously, you get what you pay for, this beast came in at under $7k landed. However, the build quality has been pretty good with only minor issues. But these have not affected the machine’s output at all. If we were to go again with a router of this size, I think we would have to go a full sheet size (2400 x 1200). The additional charges/costs would not be too much greater, but having the flexibility to put a full sheet down could save some time. I guess it just comes down to what your intended use is and how large the end product is.
- Cut area 1200 x 1200
- 3Kw Spindle
- Hiwin linear bearings
- Vacuum Table
- Rack and Pinion X axis
- Dust Brush/Collector
- DSP Controller with remote.
- Collets, Router Bits and a few other accessories.
Software and Firmware
The CNC came with a RichAuto A11 DSP. To be brutally honest it is not the most user-friendly interface. However, it is usable and after a bit of manual flicking, you will understand what the controls are. You can find more details about the RichAuto DSP here:?http://www.richauto.com.cn/en/product_view.aspx?id=53
On the software side of things, I?use Aspires Vetric CAM software to generate my tool-paths and convert to a format the CNC/DSP can understand. So a complete project flow?might?involve designing the 2D part in solid works, then import the DXF into Aspire to create the tool-paths. From here I export the tool-path to a USB drive and bring it up on the DSP controller.