If anyone has seen my aluminum motor mounts on the MPCNC, you will know that I push the hell out of my current setup. Poor dw660 is probably sad from being run 4 hours nonstop a day. Anyways, I am looking for an upgrade. My current mpcnc arangement is great but it just can’t keep up as a production machine for my needs. I suppose it would if I ran it alllll day, but like many other users have told me, is that I cannot leave the machine alone. I have already maxed out the machine for what it is. I already have polished my cam up and took it a step further by introducing an air blast system. There isn’t much else I can do to make it cut faster.
This leads me to wanting to make a new machine that can better handle my needs. Would a lowrider be considered a worthy upgrade in cutting performance. My plan was to have it built as a 2’x4’ size to increase ridigity even further. I am not cutting full sheets, but more like barstock. That small of a lowrider is still bigger than my current arrangement.
If I were to make a lowrider, what considerations would I need to take? Can I recycle most of the MPCNC parts over like the bearings, pulley, steppers, and control board? That would be sweet.
Sorry for all the questions, but this is sort of a risk for me. It is either I upgrade my machines or I go to ChinaTown (alibaba) and get them made overseas.