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1/4in or 1/8in for 5052 aluminum ox plate

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Dat Chu, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Dat Chu

    Dat Chu New
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    It is getting hard for me to source 6061 aluminum and 5052 aluminum plate 1/4in. Will building an OX work with 1/8in 5052 aluminum plates instead?
     
  2. Jimmybuckets

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    I wouldn't use 1/8 inch. Is steel easier for holy to find?
     
  3. Dat Chu

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    I found some 10ga steel and plasma cut the plate from it. The stiffness is great. I think this might mean I need to upgrade my machine to nema 23.
     

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