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I'm in the process of shopping for a new or used table and In my research I was given a sample of the flashcut or at least wescotts version the software. Being new to cnc and a cad rookie I found it simple and very intuitive to use. So to get to the point im wondering are there any other table manufacturers come standard with flashcut what are my options? Thanks in advance.
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Flashcut is not just software. It's a complete control system including their specific THC hardware. Their CAD/CAM part will generate G-Codes, but you need to research what POSTS it has for other hardware besides theirs. So you have to ask how MUCH of the Flashcut system is the vendor using and what hardware is on the backside There are several members here that have retrofitted their older tables with a full Flashcut system (that includes not only the software but the hardware). It's the CONTROL piece of the "triad" that is in question. I am sure Flashcut can direct you to their OEM table builders.
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As a table owner that has retrofitted their controls let me give you my 2 cents. I removed the Candcnc system that came with my Starlab table after a year of miserable service and support. I retrofitted the table to Westcott's Design2cut system, yes it is a version of Flashcut with their matrix. Call it whatever you want, it has worked great, reliable, Intuitive and easy to use with plenty of features. The construction, fit and finish of the components, wiring etc. clearly stand out when put next to the Candcnc package. The system is more expensive which is why the majority of the under 20K table builders use the Candcnc components. Software and support are everything. I believe the Westcott Titan series with the D2C controls is the best deal out there at this time. I learned a very expensive lesson that I already knew the answer to, "you get what you pay for".
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