Wednesday, July 29, 2015
CNC Machining Learning
Much of what I am learning is stuff I needed to know with my manual mill. I have discovered that along with the Chia pet fur from cutting acetal, aluminum is a struggle. It appears by unpleasant experimentation that I can mill .030" of 6061 aluminum with my fine 3/8" end mill; more and it grabs the workpiece out of the vise. But it produces a gorgeous mirror like finish. The rough mill is the next experiment.