Vulcan Machining 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 that even hobbyists could find affordable. There are currently only a very small number of companies which are dominating the market and their hope with Vulcan Machining Co 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. The hope of Vulcan Machine Co is to develop a CNC mill for under $5000.
Due to 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 worry about ROI if you want to purchase it. This is aimed at those who are micro-fabricators and other business owners who are looking for quality (tolerances/repeatability) at maybe the sacrifice of throughput (speed) for the benefit of a low price.
We decided to build it because there aren’t many low cost robust mills on the market currently, just one brand which has a near monopoly over these size mills. The pricing for them starts at a reasonable price until you realize it doesn’t even include 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 would run right out of the box. No excessive amounts of installation required, no hidden fees/upgrades required. You can buy the mill at its list price and have it come with everything you need and start cutting soon after receiving it. It’s packed full of excellent features that you normally have to pay extra for such as a ISO20 spindle and power drawbar which on ours is standard.
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 dooers and the achievers.