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Forum topic by RichBolduc posted 10-31-2018 05:37 PM 937 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RichBolduc

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10-31-2018 05:37 PM

How about a CNC Robot???

http://www.goliathcnc.com/

Rich


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smitdog

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#1 posted 10-31-2018 06:32 PM

Watch out, Goliath actually debunked that scam on their own website. It was a Kickstarter campaign but it is still in development and they aren’t for sale yet so not sure what you get, if anything, for your money on that site. Looks really cool though and I’d consider buying once they are available because my printing business is getting more and more into doing signage. That thing could make some nice looking signs and on large sheet sizes to boot.

HA! I see you just edited the link :)

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#2 posted 10-31-2018 11:25 PM

As the owner of a real CNC router, I am extremely skeptical of the usefulness of the machine. A rolling device like that could not possibly produce enough lateral force to cut at an acceptable speed. Even if it could, I doubt the ability of the machine to maintain X-Y registry over a long time while cutting a complex design.What happens to the traction when the surface is covered with dust?

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#3 posted 11-01-2018 09:31 PM

I have very similar reservations, however, the sensors would be able to compensate for any positioning slippage due to dust. My bigger concern would be small parts moving or the surface becoming irregular with more complex cuts.

This seems a bit gimmicky, but, maybe for hobby work it is plenty enough machine to handle it.

Still, there is no substitute for the big machines.


As the owner of a real CNC router, I am extremely skeptical of the usefulness of the machine. A rolling device like that could not possibly produce enough lateral force to cut at an acceptable speed. Even if it could, I doubt the ability of the machine to maintain X-Y registry over a long time while cutting a complex design.What happens to the traction when the surface is covered with dust?

- ArtMann


-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#4 posted 11-06-2018 11:40 PM

I have seen this before and I was not impressed as the setup time is much longer than a typical CNC and there is very little “Z” for carving. These routers move very slowly ….....
Another one in this family of handheld CNC automation is the Shaper|Origin.
Perhaps these tools will find use as “job site” tools and probably not in a production environment!
As one of my neighbors, a finish carpenter, pointed out you can make a number of precision templates on a CNC and then use handheld routers for more throughput, and create a whole set of template for job site work.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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