Not wanting to chemically etch PCBs anymore I went looking for a cheap CNC mill for the job.
Professional machines are not cheap.
The big names are LPFK and T-TECH
A good used on will set you back us$5-10k
While there is no question they would do the job it's a little much for a garage tinkerer like myself.
Don't think the wife would approve.
My hunt lead me to this machine.
At the time it was still to be released.
Cost would have been us$1500 shipped.
More now with all the options available.
All I needed was something that did the job, no frills.
I do mostly surface mount so I don't have to drill.
The few through hole components become surface mount as well.
Then came across this unit.
Laptop not included.
Not much online in the way of reviews but at that price it was worth a go.
All up us$780 shipped.
Just add your own PC.
I have only used it to make PCBs but it is capable of a lot more.
The full rundown of my experience here
Do check out my blog to see what I will be doing with it :)