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about us

Vulcan Machine Co is a company formed by two friends with a passion for mechatronics. They got together to build a mill that targeted makers, micro-fabricators, inventors, hobbyists, educators and professionals at a price  affordable to everyone. There are currently only a very small number of companies dominating the market and  Vulcan Machining Co’s hope is to bring competition and show everyone that these machines do not need to be so expensive and can be truly affordable. A professional CNC today can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, with industry acceptable ones starting at tens of thousands of dollars. Vulcan Machine Co aims to develop a CNC mill for under $8000

About the Mill

With its cast iron construction, we built this to be able to machine all materials. The price we believe is low enough that you don’t need a business or to worry about ROI. This is aimed at micro-fabricators and other business owners who prioritize quality (tolerances/repeatability) and cost, above throughput (speed).
There aren’t many low cost robust mills on the market, just one brand which has a near monopoly over comparable mills.

Their pricing appears reasonable until you realize it doesn’t even include a computer/controller. By the time you get a working mill with some industry standard “upgrades,” you’re already in the hole for a couple more thousand just in options. We wanted something you could buy that ran right out of the box. No excessive installation time or costs required, no hidden fees/upgrades required. You buy the mill at its list price and it comes with everything you need to start cutting soon after receiving it. It’s packed full of excellent features that you normally have to pay extra for such as a BT30 spindle and power drawbar, but on ours: its standard.

What makes us different

  • Cast Iron frame, optimized after finite element analysis and harmonic frequency analysis simulations.
  • 12000 RPM BT-30 spindle ABEC 7 bearings standard(2x7010)front,(2x7010)back + pneumatic drawbar
  • 25mm linear guides all around
  • 20mm C5 ball screws
  • Digitally Driven Stepper motors (Servos upgrade available)
  • Centroid CNC control - a robust, easy to use motion processing package ready to accept g-code from CAM packages or Centroids internal part programming conversational software INTERCON which can create programs through entering dimensions.
  • XYZ Travel: 13in x 9in x 13in
  • Very small footprint, less than 36” x 36”
  • Plug and play, assembled by us, not by you.
  • Runs on single phase 220v (110v version available)
  • Standard tooling system available world wide from innumerable suppliers
  • Robust 5HP motor handles everything you can throw at it
  • Advanced vector frequency drive spindle controller allowing maximum torque at any rpm, whether you're cutting hardened steel or soft plastics.
  • Designed, Assembled, Tested and Supported in the USA

Why back us?

All backers get a once in a lifetime 30 percent introductory discount or more off of MSRP and a founders legacy that will include your name printed in all of our literature to every customer to let them know you contributed to the Vulcan legacy. All founders will receive a unique, serialized and signed logo to show your exclusivity and our thanks for your support. We want to watch you grow and succeed using our mill as the backbone for your business, inventions, or hobbies. We want your help to create a legacy for the makers, the doers and the achievers.

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