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CNC for interior/exterior door work7/7
We are looking at purchasing a CNC for interior and exterior door work. We have a couple other CNC machines in the shop and really appreciate the consistent accuracy and machining speed we get in our parts.
I was thinking of looking at a pod and rail machine with a 5 axis head. I have looked at homag and Biesse so far, and would be interested to hear from any of you regarding your experience with either or another brand.
I also am interested in:
1. Software - do you like the software and how easy/quickly is it to program your machine?
2. What are the most useful features & is there anything you would have done differently with your purchase?
3. What do you wish you would have known before you bought your machine?
4. Has the purchase been a good decision- ie, profitable ?
Great questions Jason, but you forgot the most important one of all.
If you can't get your machine serviced in a timely manner, everything else means nothing.
I fail to see the need for a 5 axis machine unless you are planning on doing carving with it.
Yes, service is a big concern, you are correct in that I forgot to mention that.
A 5 axis machine can be the same cost as a 4 axis with aggregates, if you factor in the cost of aggregates, while expanding your flexibility, seemed to make sense to me.
We do a fair bit of custom work and I could see the use in a variety of ways......
A 5 axes machine center can be useful in door manufacturing . It depends on the designs and volume etc.. I stock 5, 4, & 3 axes machines and would be glad to discuss your needs with you. I do believe that 5 axes machines can be a better value then 4 axes many times depending on needs.
hey Jason- We sell used machinery while and are in contact with a lot of manufacturers. While its mostly offset printers, they also have other machines including CNC that are phased out. Did you think about used machines from Anderson, Biesse, Holzher etc or prefer a new one?One of the used CNC pic is attached. Let me know used ones interests you.