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CNC Machining Handbook: Building, Programming, and Implementation by Alan Overby

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CHAPTER 10Choosing a Ready-Made CNC System

This chapter covers the selection of items that should be looked for when considering the purchase of a new CNC machine. In fact, if you currently have a machine that needs a retrofit or are considering the purchase of an older piece of machinery in preparation for a CNC conversion, most of these same selection items still apply.

Independent of the type of equipment you are interested in, here are a few key areas I highly recommend you adhere to. This applies to both new or retrofitting older equipment.

• Quality Construction

Don’t always just go for the pretty looks! There are so many companies out there that have the same basic framework as the structural components of the machine, but have different ...

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