How to buy a CNC machine correctly
Finally the crucial question remains: What are my criteria to consider when buying a favorable CNC portal milling machine, in order to get good quality, safety and good value for money guaranteed?
Once we have summarized the most important criteria for you:
Consider your own desires
Before you search for a suitable supplier / manufacturer, to think about what you want to achieve with the targeted machine. This can be best done using the question system:
- What size are my workpieces to be processed?
- What accuracy is demanded for the workpieces to be processed? Long term, perhaps more accurately?
- Which engine power do I need for my hard / soft material?
- How hard are the materials to be processed with respect to the required torsional stiffness of the CNC milling machine?
- How exactly is the selected CNC milling machine adapted to my desired materials / workpieces?
- Will I later addapt an additional axis or even process larger workpieces? Pushing the workpieces through possible?
- Do I prefer to process unlimited high workpieces?
The correct way to search
When I exactly know what criteria is important for my target machine, I can start searching a suitable manufacturer. For this it is useful to gather as much information as possible, this can be obtained via:
- A structured website
- Reviews of other customers / Customer Testimonials / Reviews (e.g. Google)
- Reviews Comparison Reports (as e.g. Precifast)
- Youtube channels (many providers have good Youtube channels showing the latest products in action)
- An obligation consultation
Finding a reputable CNC machine manufacturer
Important in finding a suitable provider or manufacturer is not only to know WHERE I have to look but also what criteria is important to check.
- Am I being offered a free no-obligation consultation?
- Do the machines offered have a valid EMC testing and CE statements?
- Are free screenings possible to help me in the purchase decision?
- Will I have, as a CNC beginner, enough clear understandable support before and after the sale?
- Is there generally a free support even AFTER the sale?
- Do I have a contact person?
- Does the manufacturer put emphasis on friendliness and service?
- Do I feel I advised and welcome?
- Are special requests allowed?
- Do I get a legal guarantee / warranty?
- Are quality materials processed?
- Is the machine true value for money?
- What about the longevity of CNC portal milling machine, is there any experience?
- Can the provider / manufacturer refer to considerable references?
If you include these points in your personal choice, it will be easier to find a supplier of CNC milling machines, corresponding to your wishes, which will be trustworthy and competent assistance, before and especially after the purchase!
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