European sales, distribution, and
support for the TAIG Micro Mill CNC
desktop machining systems.
Robo Systems makes Accucadd,
RoboCAD, and related CAD/CAM
software for Windows.
Sherline is a premier maker of
miniature “desktop” lathes and
vertical mills. They’re a staple in home
machinery shops and there is an active
trade in parts and accessories on eBay
and other online auctions. Sherline
doesn’t offer CNC versions or retrofits
of their products (though they sell
them “CNC ready”), but many other
companies offer retrofit kits. So, you
can purchase a manually-operated
lathe or mill now and upgrade it to
CNC should you wish to automate your
FIGURE 3. Just about all of your shop machines can be found here.
Super Tech & Associates
Super Tech manufactures and sells
desktop CNC and mills, as well as
low-cost, general-purpose CNC software.
Their MiniRobo — which I purchased
for my own shop — is a compact, yet
versatile router that uses a Dremel or
RotoZip tool for cutting, drilling, and
engraving into plastic, wood, and soft
metals. Other products include TAIG
mills and lathes and the Robo Torch — a
large gantry-style CNC plasma cutting
Note that several companies offer CNC
retrofits for the TAIG line; TAIG also
provides CNC versions of some of their
See also MicroProto Systems
( www.microproto.com) for CNC
versions of TAIG mills and lathes.
Techno-Isel is part of catalog retailer
Stock Drive — specialists in gears, bearings,
and other power transmission products.
They specialize in CNC routers. See their
Mechanical Model Kits. SV
TAIG Tools makes small desktop
(micro) mills and lathes. Versions
of the machines can be manually
operated or connected to your
computer for CNC. The products are
sold through dealers.
Be sure to check out their regular
Internet specials. You can get a nice
mill or lathe for less than you think.
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