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Offline Jimster

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Is this possible on a 3 axis machine
« on: February 27, 2014, 06:14:05 AM »
If I wanted to make something like this:



would it be possible on a 3 axis machine? how would I make the lip on the top of the pipe?

Offline chrisw

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Re: Is this possible on a 3 axis machine
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 07:19:23 AM »
 ??? Mill outside profile, drill hole ,put it on arbor .

Stick turning tool in vise turn the rest .

It would be easer to turn it and then mill.

Good luck.

Chris

Offline garyhlucas

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Re: Is this possible on a 3 axis machine
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 09:23:55 PM »
I had a mill cutter modified with a notch in the flutes to cut the lip.

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Re: Is this possible on a 3 axis machine
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 01:05:45 AM »
Form tool, like garyhlucas described. A special tool, that is shaped to make a specific feature. Also,, yes, easier to turn it, then mill to finish. However,,, in aerospace, we mill perfectly round enough features like that,, with a 16 finish all day long,, on a regular old 3 axis industrial type machine. Im sure a bench top, or hobby machine can too, but accuracy and finish will not be aerospace standard!