Re: Desktop NC Mills

From: Delft Spline Systems (
Date: Fri May 16 1997 - 16:09:35 EEST

>I am sure alot of the RP people out there may also be using some desktop
>NC equipment, especially at the university locations. Any leads that
>anyone can give to me on some 3 axis NC equipment capable of cutting at
>least aluminum would be greatly appreciated.
>Tim Gornet Computer Aided Engineering Consultant
>SLUGNET: Vogt Bldg. Rm 101, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
>PHONENET: (502)852-0714 FAXNET: (502)852-8890

We are specialised in selling desktop CNC equipment for Rapid Prototyping
purposes. We offer three lines of machines, plus the software needed
to use the machine as a true Rapid Prototyping device (called DeskProto).

See our Web Site
including descriptions of all three machines.

Many machines are said to be capable of cutting aluminium, however
in fact are not ! They can cut aluminium only for engraving purposes,
so max say 1 mm deep. For real machining in aluminium one needs
a heavy desktop machine, including some spray mist cooling device.
For cutting metal a servo motor machine is better suited than one using
stepper motors.
However for prototyping aluminium in most acses is not needed.
In fact only to do Rapid Tooling in order to produce small series of

Best regards

Lex Lennings.

Delft Spline Systems, The Netherlands.
Active in CAD/CAM, Rapid Prototyping and NC milling
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