Our prototype lab has a Dyna-Myte 2800C (CNC vertical mill) collecting dust, we need to figure out what to do with it. Best info we have is that it was built in early 90's, aquired used in mid 90's, has been used for an ocasional project every other year or so. Spindle speed is up near 10k, work surface is pretty small. Looks like it would do great on things like PC boards and the like. It was used ("exercised") last year, ran nicely. Comes with a box full of tool holders (BT-29?)
The big gripe is that it programs in a conversational mode that is non standard and somewhat cumbersome. We have a Haas VF-0 that uses G code generated by FeatureCam. We are down to the point where we would like to stanardize. If it isn't in G code, it's outa here.
Three big questions (fill in details as required!!)1)Is there anything this machine does so well that we should keep it if we have the Haas doing it's job?
2) Is there a controller upgrade out there? We have plenty of PC computers and expertice around, we just need a good starting point.3) If we were to sell it, what kind of money would it be worth? We would be OK with putting it up on e-bay but I need a starting point to get the approvals. Location is St. Paul, Minnesota.
I can post some pictures and give an unmunged e-mail address if someone has a special interest.
Thanks for any help!