I was getting frustrated the last 2 months here at the shop. One supplier I had such high hopes for, has fallen behind big time. 2 months and not one completed 3D printer. A big batch sitting in the shop waiting on this guy to do his thing.
This is why I have really taken an interest in the CNC mills. I built a couple different designs, lacking a mill in the first place, I was kind of limited to want I could laser, CNC bend and 3D print.
Needless to say, I did build a CNC router last week from plywood. Found a design on thingiverse, massaged the files and sent to laser. Turned out it had to be cut on a router not a laser so it took a few days to get it done.
5 trips across town, and $300 later I got another CNC.
The plywood mill.
The real mill coming on the other hand is made from water jet steel, big 16mm linear guides, and can handle a 2hp spindle. No price set for it yet, but it will be competitive with china machines, with a bump in quality.