- March 10, 2016 at 1:45 am #8826
I am basically all set with starting to put my MPCNC to good use. I have ordered a 300W Spindle, speed controller (same as the quiet cut on inventables, https://www.inventables.com/technologies/quiet-cut-spindle). It all works just fine. I am planing to do light (wood, plexi, pvc, PCB engraving) milling only. Still, I am very new to the CNC business, so I need some advice.
Do you have any suggestions on where to buy end mills (in Europe, or ship to Switzerland if possible) / prefferably sets that would get me started (and maybe also collets, I currently have ER11)? I saw that inventables have some very nice starter kits. Or maybe you can help put together a set from a good source?
I would also love a good source / advice on which piece does what. For instance, why is it important to have a 2 flute carbide of this or that shape. Or use this bit for roughing and this for finishing… you get the point.
Thank you for your advice.
MartinMarch 17, 2016 at 4:27 pm #9286
I’m in basically the same situation as you at the moment. Trying to find sources for end mills in Europe and figuring out the different types and coatings.
I ordered a few different types of cheap end mills from China before I found the European sources so I’m going to test with those first and then order some decent quality ones.
I’ll order from one of those vendors anyway when I want to try aluminium.March 17, 2016 at 9:57 pm #9300
Ihave also found cnc plus but sorotec not, thank you! I am going to read th forum entry at carbide3d.
Here is some info i found:
I have just ordered some bits from inventables (starter packs) so i can just start and find out :). Where do you get the cheap china ones?March 19, 2016 at 10:44 am #9334
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