I found a 5 axis cnc machine. I was wondering how realistic it is for me to study/utilize this for a custom keeb case with these specs?
Is this this one ?
Don’t see the price but smaller models look to be at around 3000€, already pretty expensive.
Here is a Youtube video showing the machine in action:
Machinining marks are very visible, the machine is not rigid enough to give something satisfactory.
I’m confident that some CNC routers can do better with less money, but those are 3 axis only.
Either way you don’t really need 5 axis to make a keyboard case, most of the case 3 axis is enough.
Take my words with a grain of salt as I’m not a machinist
at the prices of the units you’d be looking at to make that, you’d be better off paying an experienced machinist to Mill you a one off if thats all your looking for. would cost you around a third of what Rico quoted that machine at.
Actually you can get on alibaba website to find some cnc vendors to get some quotes…they are pretty fast once you have your drawings ready.
^ this. @illimay please reach out if you decide to go with an alibaba vendor, I can give you the page for the factory I use to machine my designs, otherwise its kind of a crapshoot to find a vendor that will machine something of quality and wont run away with your money.
Wow… much appreciated! You’re a real one.