Well I had my first neighbor complained about the noise for my CNC machine and dust collector. It should be interesting if I ever try and do an overnight cut. Wishing I live further out in the country.
Post by traindriver on Jul 12, 2018 20:48:05 GMT -5
Oh brother! I worried about the noise mine made before I moved from the detached garage into an actual shop located in a light industrial area. I put the garage door down, and, even though I could hear it in the yard, I couldn't hear it in the house, so I presumed others couldn't hear it in their houses either. Still, I was thinking I might put up some kind of noise dampening paraphernalia, like maybe some moving blankets hung like drapes around the machine so I could open them to get to the machine, then close them while it's running. Don't know if that would have worked with the high frequency noise, but that was my initial plan. If you do resort to some kind of noise dampening, please post what you used and how effective it is.
Noise is something I've worried about for the 3 years I've had my machine. It's not really the CNC, It's not bad, it is the dust collector that makes all the racket. So far, no one has complained. Fingers are crossed as I knock on wood.
Post by savannahdan on Jul 16, 2018 18:52:35 GMT -5
You can add some insulation to your garage door(s) that should reduce the "noise" down quite a bit. I was running my system today and most of the noise was coming from the dust collector and it wasn't that bad. Some folks put their dust collectors in an outside room that is insulated and helps to get the noise out of the shop as well as the heat and residual dust they generate. What does your neighbor do when the lawn service folks show up and crank up their mowers, trimmers, edgers, blowers and whatever else that makes a bunch more noise than your woodworking equipment? Sorry, the more I think about it the more I get aggravated. It could be worse - you could be running a router instead of the spindle or a shop vac instead of a dust collector! Ok, I feel better now and I'm going shopping for one of those 150mph Honda mowers.
First time posting here, this will be my first Axiom cnc machine, i had a V1 Engineering Lowrider before this and wanted to see if anyone has a Axiom cnc in the Seattle area? would love to see your setup and talk about any lesson learned.
Parkin, we're in Seattle... but we're a month behind you, expecting delivery today. Even worse, it's our first foray into CNC and we have an immediate need to produce a lot of material fast.... so if you have learned lessons or could give us a leg up, let *us* know.
Loved reading thru these posts, guys. I am gearing up for my fist Axiom purchase (AR4) and I have a software question:
I use Rhino 6 for my modeling and would prefer not to have to learn a new package... does anyone know if I can use Rhino output (in whatever format) to feed the AR4? To the extent it matters, I am carving 3D curved surfaces, to and bottom.