- November 11, 2016 at 6:01 pm #20864
Had to try milling aluminum, go big or go home!
Trochoidal milling with a 1/8″ end mill at about 200mm per minute. DeWalt 660 is running at 100% speed, whatever the hell that is….November 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm #20868
Looks like it went smooth. I really need to try that trochidal (sp?) milling. He also just added adaptive clearing that should be awesome for wood to keep a constant load on the bit and might actually work better in metal as well trichoidal cutout and adaptive pocketing!. He updates so often I am falling behind trying things out.November 12, 2016 at 7:37 am #20886
Top surfaced off. The aluminum chunk used to be a couple hard drive bodies and platters, plus a stock Intel processor heat sync. I melted them down in my propane forge then poured it into a stainless steel dog bowl.November 20, 2016 at 6:03 pm #21253November 21, 2016 at 6:02 am #21278November 21, 2016 at 8:45 am #21283
That’s impressive! How big is your build again? IIRC you had an oversized build? If so that would make it all the more impressive.November 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm #21306November 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm #21325
Nice! Is that SS tubes or EMT conduit?November 21, 2016 at 3:27 pm #21326
EMT.December 30, 2016 at 9:19 pm #23976
Barry, is that a 4×4 layout? (And yes, I’m printing the parts for one right now. *laughs*)
g.December 31, 2016 at 7:55 am #23997
Hey Gene, yep, it’s actually about 5′ square, but you lose some in the mount and dust collection. I thought you have a full sized cnc already?December 31, 2016 at 9:18 am #24011
I bought myself a plasma cutter a couple of weeks ago and it’s just begging to be cnc-ified. 🙂 There’s no way I’d hang that thing on my ShopBot. 😀
I’m also going to use it for small jobs – a 4×8 ShopBot with a 2.2hp spindle is a bit overkill for a 1/8″ v-carving bit. 🙂
g.December 31, 2016 at 9:56 am #24014
I’m also going to use it for small jobs – a 4×8 ShopBot with a 2.2hp spindle is a bit overkill for a 1/8″ v-carving bit. ?
Just means you can go faster!
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