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    Default Look for rec' on a 5 axis machine

    We are looking to run parts starting from 4-6inch aluminum barstock. Parts can be up to 4 inches long also. Just looking for a reliable machine that isnt too old and beat up. Anybody have insight?

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    Quantity of parts? Budget? What kind of tolerances are you wanting to hold? The 5axis world can be pretty broad depending on what you are looking for.

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    We are starting to make small parts for model r/c monster trucks. Parts like motor mounts, body parts, and wheels. Pretty straight forward. No need for a super accurate tolerance

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    Mid 90s Fadal 4020 with extended Z and a 4th/5th rotary table. Should cost about $30k. You will not find cheaper worth having. Not too beat up is an exercise left to the reader.

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    Thanks for the reply. You just confirmed what I already had in mind. Fadal 4020 vmc.

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    Makino, Matsuura. Would be my recommendation. Or Daishin Seiki.

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    Anybody heard of tormach cnc's? They dont make a 5 axis but maybe i can acheive what im trying to do with a 3 axis mill and a seperate lathe. For the price they look great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amroczka View Post
    We are starting to make small parts for model r/c monster trucks. Parts like motor mounts, body parts, and wheels. Pretty straight forward. No need for a super accurate tolerance
    FADAL OEM Aftermarket team is very much still around and can offer you any size or variation of a FADAL machine completely factory certified rebuild at VERY reasonable prices. Contact FADAL (FIVES Machining) at 818-678-2285 and ask for Napoleon. FIVES-FADAL offers complete OEM Parts, Factory Service and Tech Support as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amroczka View Post
    Anybody heard of tormach cnc's? They dont make a 5 axis but maybe i can acheive what im trying to do with a 3 axis mill and a seperate lathe. For the price they look great
    Consensus of this forum is to avoid Tormach machines for serious work. They're probably fine for a hobbyist with money, but don't have the stiffness, power, or (when optioned) value that a good used "real" machine offers.

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    How about Kitamura?


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