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Offline ostie01

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Here's a small video I've recorded about a small job I do for a small company.

As you can see, I do not show the Mach3 screen. ;) ;) ::) ::)

(seen this remark on some forum)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6rhUeGTSJ4

Jeff

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Looks good Jeff.
 Is that ABS the boxes are made of? What do you use for a spindle motor?
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This is an enclosed 2.2Kw water cooled motor.


This look like ABS plastic box.

I made a couple of hundred box from time to time maybe once every 2 months or so.

I have to do ramping machining because this material tend to melt and become very hard.

If I slow down the RPM, can't go as fast so keep RPM to 21000 and ramp, this takes a couple seconds more to machine but I have not had any melting since that

Use a 1/16 2 flutes carbide end mill, I have tried 1 flute and a 2 flutes zero helix but the best for me is the 2 fluted.

Have to use 1/16 because they're two cut out for DRO and corner have to be sharp and .031 radius is OK and accepted

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Thanks, sounds like the watercooled spindles are the thing to get for fast spindle.
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