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Desktop CNC
« on: July 13, 2014, 01:09:41 PM »
Roland MDX-15   $900.00

We had this at our prototype department--engineers were using for small, one-off molds. We closed that building, engineer who purchased it left, and nobody was familiar with it----so they put it out to be trashed.  :facepalm  goes for around $3K new

I planned to use it for model building-----but not enough hours in the day to learn it.

Roland MDX-15   with power cable; parallel cable, one cutter, software

Working when we closed that department, I have since plugged it in---powers up and returns to home position.

Reluctantly selling this----I need funds for AR-45
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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 03:41:04 PM »
    Sooo with I had the spare coin. :'(

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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 04:14:25 PM »
    Where would this be picked up from?
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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 04:42:34 PM »
     :hmm

    Any idea of the cost involved in shipping that internationally?

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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 05:37:42 PM »
    SW of metro ATL area

    weight is 20-25#

    Splodge---don't remember just where you are at---USPS says $90 to Canada, and $120 to UK

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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #5 on: July 13, 2014, 05:43:45 PM »
    Gundoc needs this!!
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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #6 on: July 13, 2014, 05:52:53 PM »
    Well, I can't until payday - end of the month. If no-one else has taken it by then, I'm on it.  ;)

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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #7 on: July 13, 2014, 07:18:27 PM »
    willing to drive a couple of hours to meet someone
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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #8 on: July 13, 2014, 07:56:43 PM »
    I wish I had the coin, too... But I just spent my change on my other 'g' hobby...

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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #9 on: July 14, 2014, 10:09:24 AM »
    Gundoc needs this!!

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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #10 on: July 14, 2014, 10:11:42 AM »
    Two birds... one stone...  :hmm

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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #11 on: July 14, 2014, 10:50:53 AM »
    I could be persuaded to trade for a BroadSword   :whistle
    Except that Broadswords start at about double what you are asking for this... :-\



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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #12 on: July 14, 2014, 10:55:43 AM »
    The only other one on eBay is $2250, but then there's $345 shipping... from South Korea...

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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #13 on: July 26, 2014, 02:48:57 PM »
    now listed on eBay--ends tomorrow.
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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #14 on: August 01, 2014, 06:19:07 PM »
    What can you actually do with this thing?  I think CNC machines are fantastic.  I love watching them work.
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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #15 on: August 01, 2014, 07:56:16 PM »
    basically anything you can do on a normal CNC---just limited to 4"x6"x6"   (think that size is right) make prototype parts, jewelry, modeling, making master molds
    draw your part in a 3D CAD program, and run it through the machine's software--this translates the drawing into code to control the axis movements
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    « Reply #16 on: August 01, 2014, 08:14:53 PM »

    basically anything you can do on a normal CNC---just limited to 4"x6"x6"   (think that size is right) make prototype parts, jewelry, modeling, making master molds
    draw your part in a 3D CAD program, and run it through the machine's software--this translates the drawing into code to control the axis movements

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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #17 on: August 01, 2014, 08:36:46 PM »
    I was thinking guitar parts...


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    « Reply #18 on: August 03, 2014, 10:26:17 AM »
    basically anything you can do on a normal CNC---just limited to 4"x6"x6"   (think that size is right) make prototype parts, jewelry, modeling, making master molds
    draw your part in a 3D CAD program, and run it through the machine's software--this translates the drawing into code to control the axis movements

    In what materials, though? You need at least enough power to do Aluminum for cans, and from what I was reading, this one didn't have it. It's good for wood, circuit boards, plastics, wax, etc, but not metal.
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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #19 on: August 03, 2014, 11:47:35 AM »
    they were making aluminum molds---now admittedly; they might have been cutting at  .001" per minute  ::) ; but they were machining aluminum
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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #20 on: August 03, 2014, 07:06:11 PM »
    Roland's website says it has a 10 watt spindle, but should be able to cut aluminum and brass.  Probably take it pretty easy in any metal.
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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #21 on: August 04, 2014, 05:37:55 PM »
    Is it still available?
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    Re: Desktop CNC
    « Reply #22 on: August 11, 2014, 04:52:35 AM »
    Sold
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