Well, I might look around and see what's going on. The CNC machine that the current company uses is massive. I think it has an 18hp spindle. When we were talking about subwoofers last week, I asked him how fast he normally cuts the wood. He said normally 1000 inches per minute or more. Uhhh, that's almost 1.5 feet per second!
That's insane. I should try to get a video of that beast in action.
He said it will clock 3000 inches per minute, but you can't actually cut anything that fast. Not sure how fast they could actually cut, I'll ask this weekend or whenever I go there. They can cut 3/4" in one pass, but normally he'll program it to cut almost all the way through and also cut each part about 1/32" too big. Then have the machine change bits and go back and cut the remaining 1/32" material away to it's correct size, and cut the rest of the way through the material.
Originally Posted by Audiophile34
Erich, could these be for those mystery 18's you where working on a while back? What's going on, on that front?
The mystery 18's might be talked about some day. They didn't pan out like we were hoping, but I probably shouldn't mention too much about them. There was another forum member working with me on those, and another forum member did testing. They were okay, and pricing was good, but in the end, we were hoping for more X-max.
Having said that, I didn't give up. I'm getting some different samples sent to me in about 1 month. And there's another US company that is going to try and help out with something as well. I spoke to them early last week.
There was a US company over on the west coast that I was really hoping would pull through for everyone, but the owner must be incredibly busy or something. I emailed him monthly trying to get specs on some really high end stuff. I talked to him on the phone a couple times as well. But specs never really showed up, just a lot of promises. What stinks is that I know for a 100% fact he builds some great stuff. The whole thing seemed strange.
Hopefully the other US company shows something really nice. I'll start putting the pressure on next week.