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June 25, 2015

Pocket NC 5 Axis CNC Mill

at 2:33 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets

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If you shop is in need of a new toy a Pocket NC 5 Axis CNC Mill might be just the thing! I have had so much fun with the Laser machine and the CNC machine that I have but none of the equipment I have is well equipped to work with metal. Also a basic CNC machine can only move in the X and Y axis and drop the cutting bit in the Z axis. This Kickstarter would get you the Pocket NC 5 Axis CNC Mill which is a true 5 Axis machine for $3500 (24 left at that price at the moment). Have a look at the blog, it is interesting to see that they are ramping things way up with the purchase of a HAAS milling machine! They are also getting their prototype boards made at OSH Park (listen to this podcast for their history). The machine looks to be very sturdy and can make some incredibly intricate parts!

“Machine Statistics 

X Axis · Max Speed: 40 ipm (inches per minute) · Resolution: 0.000125in · Backlash at 100% load : 0.003in · Max Travel: 4.5 in · Homing Repeatability: – +/-0.0005 in · Repeatability: +/-0.002 in at 0% load 

Y Axis · Max Speed: 40 ipm (inches per minute) · Resolution: 0.000125 in · Backlash at 100% load : 0.003 in · Max Travel: 4.8 in · Homing Repeatability: – +/-0.0005 in · Repeatability: +/-0.002 in at 0% load 

Z Axis · Max Speed: 40 ipm (inches per minute) · Resolution: 0.000125in · Backlash at 100% load : 0.003in · Max Travel: 3.45 in · Homing Repeatability: – +/-0.0005 in · Repeatability: +/-0.002 in at 0% load 

A Axis · Max Speed: 20 degrees/second · Resolution: 0.025 degrees · Backlash at 100% load : 0.05 degrees · Max Travel: 100 degrees (90 degrees +/- 5 degrees) · Homing Repeatability: – +/-0.025 degrees · Repeatability: +/-0.025 degrees at 0% load 

B Axis · Max Speed: 40 degrees/second · Resolution: 0.025 degrees · Backlash at 100% load : 0.05 degrees · Max Travel: continuous rotation · Homing Repeatability: – +/-0.025 degrees · Repeatability: +/-0.025 degrees at 0% load 

Spindle · Spindle Speed: 65-10,000 rpm (rated to 50,000 rpm) Runout 0.000078in, Lever type tool change (no wrenches necessary)”