RE: Milling machine question

From: Chris Sutcliffe (
Date: Tue Nov 27 2001 - 18:03:22 EET

Dear Rob

If you are looking for an NC machine to reproduce detail then take a look at
Kern They make high quality machines for the
manufacture of small parts. If you are in the UK give me a ring and I'll
direct you to the UK agent. If you have contacts for similar machines can
you send the details through to me.

Best regards


Dr. Chris Sutcliffe
Rapid and Micro Manufacturing Research
The University of Liverpool
Department of Engineering
Ashton Building
Brownlow Hill
L69 3GL

Tel. (0151) 794 4316
Fax. (0151) 794 4675
Mobile (0151) 794 7729


-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Rob Holmes
Sent: 27 November 2001 13:38
Subject: Milling machine question

Hello all,

I am considering the purchase of a small
CNC milling machine, a MaxNC 10 to be exact.

I know little about the machines however,
and would like to find out for sure whether
it will do what I need before buying it. I
have never used a milling machine before.

I make very small detailed models which I want
to reproduce in different scales, but I wonder
if the machine can handle the detail. So my
question is, if I used the finest, smallest
bit/head/gubbins/or whatever it is called and
were not concerned with how long it took, how
fine of detail could it reproduce?

Could it reproduce that thing the eagle is
holding in it's claws on the back of a US quarter
perfectly for instance? Or it's feathers? That's
about the level of detail I need.

I would greatly appreciate
any info. I am posting here to get the straight
info from people who are not trying to sell me a
machine, I already have a dealer. If anyone
cares to comment please send me a CC to my
email address, as I do not read the list

Thanks a lot,
Rob Holmes

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