CNC Piranha Fx

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CNC Piranha Fx

Post by twforeman » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:23 pm

This is an interesting "Do It All" machine.

CNC Router
3D printer
3W laser engraver

http://www.rockler.com/cnc-piranha-fx

Rockler has also added a 40W CO2 desktop laser cutter to their offerings.

http://www.rockler.com/full-spectrum-h- ... ver-cutter
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Re: CNC Piranha Fx

Post by WillAdams » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:12 pm

Hmm, the former was on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/17 ... e-anything
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Re: CNC Piranha Fx

Post by Gadgetman! » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:57 pm

Hm...

Very limited workspace. No easy way of upgrading... No mention of accuracy or travel speeds.
Also, it ships assembled! What's the fun in that?
(Not to mention, what does that do for the shipping cost?)
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Re: CNC Piranha Fx

Post by James RS » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:28 pm

I saw this at a Woodcraft store

twforeman wrote:This is an interesting "Do It All" machine.

CNC Router
3D printer
3W laser engraver

http://www.rockler.com/cnc-piranha-fx

Rockler has also added a 40W CO2 desktop laser cutter to their offerings.

http://www.rockler.com/full-spectrum-h- ... ver-cutter

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Re: CNC Piranha Fx

Post by halfnormal » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:19 am

The cost is way out of line for what you get. I am amazed that the 3D build height is only 3 inches. Not impressed at all.

If you buy the laser from the FullSpectrum site, it is $350.99 cheaper!

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Re: CNC Piranha Fx

Post by veng1 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:28 pm

Any idea what controller or software it uses?

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Re: CNC Piranha Fx

Post by ALuomala » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:39 am

I just picked one of these up at CanadianWoodworker (only distributor in Canada that I am aware of). I paid $2500 for the basic kit (comes with Vectric V-carve Desktop).

I have built a large (1m x 1m) SO2, and I was able to make some nice stuff with it, but I rarely used the full bed, and I was tired of spending more time researching how to do stuff (I knew nothing about any of the electrical or Arduino aspects, so that was a steep learning curve) than I was spending cutting stuff. I plan on buying the laser module and maybe the 3D printer module, but I doubt it. I may just wait til this fall and get the Mattel 3D Thingmaker (link) for "the kids" (yeah right).

I am probably going to get the Donek drag knife set (link) as well, because as cool as it is to DIY, sometimes you have to bite the bullet and buy something that does the job.

Anyway, once I get my Piranha up and running, I will post a review of sorts, comparing my DIY experience (and steep learning curve) to an out of the box solution (but using some of that hard won knowledge to ease the pain).

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Re: CNC Piranha Fx

Post by tek » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:53 am

Looks good, appears more solid than Shapeoko 3 I am battling with... Wish I bought Piranha instead :roll:

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Re: CNC Piranha Fx

Post by sgth0mas » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:33 am

This was one of the options i weighed when i chose the Axiom AR1. I couldnt stand that the shark was all made of HDPE. I also went and saw a shark HD3, but the spindle carriage had a lot of flex.

My goal was tight tolerences, but i didnt need a big build area.

Overall, im happy i went with the axiom. Its been awesome aside from limited feed rate. Realistically...I wouldnt expect it to cut over 110 IPM.

It was also near 700 more after vcarve.

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Re: CNC Piranha Fx

Post by tek » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:45 am

sgth0mas wrote: Overall, im happy i went with the axiom. Its been awesome aside from limited feed rate. Realistically...I wouldnt expect it to cut over 110 IPM.

It was also near 700 more after vcarve.
110 IPM is pretty low, but I could live with it. Does one require vcarve to drive it? Can you use Dewalt router instead of Bosch?

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