I know we’ve discussed some CNC machines before, but there’s a “submarket” for enclosed CNC systems. I’d like to get started with CNC at home, but have the giant problem here in that it has to be as quiet as possible (NVH). It seems that the spindle-based CNCs have a bunch of tradeoffs in order to be quieter, and I’m not sure if it’s even worth it - or if after all that compromise it is even quiet enough. (This would include vibrating things off the counters at the neighbor’s house.)
Looking at the Nomad 883 Pro, that’s 8" x 8" x 3" of workspace… The Carvey has 11.6" x 8" x 2.5" but some of that is eaten by the clamping (allegedly). Each basic unit is $2500.00 USD, so the price for the size is really high… I’m not even sure that 8x8 is worth it. I’m also looking for something turnkey (or just an easy kit with enclosure, which doesn’t seem to exist ready-to-go.)
I am interested in working with some wood, Corian, machinable wax, and similar materials. Metals would be for some other space and time.
SLOW IS FINE.
Ultimately, somebody tell me this is a horrible idea and that I should just get a Shapeoko 3 (500) and make a ham for the police when they show up with noise complaints.