July 25, 2017 at 2:05 pm #39332July 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm #39340
HI Dr Donkeypunch,
Results are amazing. Can you elaborate the process. Is it just a pressure that you use or there is heating involved.
Thanks for sharing.July 26, 2017 at 7:11 am #39442
Is it just a pressure that you use or there is heating involved.
It would seem to be a ballnose endmill on a router I would think. Absolutely beautiful finished product!July 26, 2017 at 8:34 pm #39496
Clean!September 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm #43551
Hello, im back!
Im sorry for not answering, but ive had a busy month, and ive started my vacation last week, so i finally have some spare time to read on my favorite forum 😀
It is a radial mill, in theory it mills as a ball end, but it doesnt have a big angled radius, its more flat than round. Its a great mill for plastics and metal, and they can come from lengths like 3/4 inch to crazy stuff like 7 inches. They also cost 30$ :S
Its mounted in a Makita 3709, 30000rpm, 0,3mm Z per cut, 3mm plunge rate and feed rate of 20mm/s.
And its soooooooooo clean!
Ive attached some pictures of a recent tiny project, again acrylic, its clear transparent with pink glimmer in it, i bought it to make something for my Niece, but i had enough to make a name plate for one of my friend’s daughter.
Its again, cut with the radial mill, same speeds and feeds, then the cuts are blackened afterwards, because its too transparent to read, when its hanging on a wall.
1 user thanked author for this post.September 9, 2017 at 2:04 pm #43555
Oh and, the white fuzzy stuff at the cut edges, is the protective film. I leave it on while its getting milled, so no pieces scratch the workpiece, during the process.
1 user thanked author for this post.September 11, 2017 at 9:46 am #43655
Good work! Looks great and I am sure the girls were excited!September 11, 2017 at 11:33 am #43665
Well, my Niece is still a tiny infant, so she doesnt really notice anything thats happening around Her, but her parents were ecstatic!
And my neighbor’s daughter, almost broke it in half with excitement xDApril 15, 2019 at 8:15 am #97029
Years ago, back in Canuckland, I worked at a sign shop where I used an AXYS router table. It was fun being able to do stuff like you’ve done here. I kind of miss that ability and it’s part of the reason why I’m doing the MPCNC build.
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