Just screwing around.

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  • #20864

    Barry
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    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….

    https://goo.gl/photos/Cyj44T4EZuPEuDE3A

    #20868

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    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.

    #20886

    Barry
    Participant

    https://goo.gl/photos/k1qUohdgZpU65wYM6

    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.

    #21253

    Barry
    Participant

    Fixed the lights in my shop! Milling out an Imperial logo on my aluminum block.

    https://goo.gl/photos/nEj8CWJXXGi711X76
    https://goo.gl/photos/kdtXYoqDcVaRX1CM9

    Oh!! Forgot, it’s doing adaptive cutting for the pockets. I felt the center after it started doing the outer parts, and it’s like glass!

    #21278

    Barry
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    #21283

    David
    Participant

    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.

    #21306

    Barry
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    #21325

    David
    Participant

    Nice! Is that SS tubes or EMT conduit?

    #21326

    Barry
    Participant

    EMT.

    #23976

    Gene buckle
    Participant

    Barry, is that a 4×4 layout? (And yes, I’m printing the parts for one right now. *laughs*)

    g.

    #23997

    Barry
    Participant

    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?

    #24011

    Gene buckle
    Participant

    I bought myself a plasma cutter a couple of weeks ago and it’s just begging to be cnc-ified. πŸ™‚ There’s no way I’d hang that thing on my ShopBot. πŸ˜€

    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. πŸ™‚

    g.

    #24014

    Barry
    Participant

    I’m also going to use it for small jobs – a 4Γ—8 ShopBot with a 2.2hp spindle is a bit overkill for a 1/8β€³ v-carving bit. ?

    Just means you can go faster!

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