Originally Posted by iandl
Hightower ....if your still looking ...there is a co near me called BBC machinery ...they have alsorts in stock ....emcos ...with mill attachment ....colchesters ....harrison 300...400's loads of cheap denfords. smart and browns vsl's a good sturdy machine as well
I have a cracking CVA with the collet chuck ....wouldnt trade it for anything...brilliant design carriage ....best ive ever used but very heavy.....I have a bridgeport interact which can run in either cnc or in manual (with handwheels)....again brilliant but built around my needs.....big and solid. look for something that has loads of tooling if poss
I've used Interacts before, very easy to program and use with a flexible design. The CNc mill that we have is also fairly easy to use, but the manual is next to useless. I can program is to do driling and pocket cycles and the like, but can't work out how to string them all together to form a seamless program.
Yes, I'm still interested in finding companies that can supply machine tools, I've made several contacts with companies that some of our RIBnet members have suggested and have a few options, but nothing certain yet.