CNC Lathe For High School

Hello all,

I’m an instructor for our High School precision machining program, I’ve been asked to look into CNC lathes, my experience is with manual machines so I figured I would come here for some advice.

First off our budget would be $10,000, I don’t know if that’s really feasible, I’ve found some but they seem a little iffy. We’re not looking for industrial grade, something simple with a small footprint for the students to get familiar with running small parts etc.

Thanks for any help, as I said I’m really not familiar with CNC machines.

Current machines

6 Atlas Mills
6 Clausing engine lathes