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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Michael.M, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Michael.M

    Michael.M Journeyman
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    Hey guys one VERY important thing to keep in mind while milling aluminum is to keep the chips away from the vwheels as much as possible. I have done some light milling and had no problems but recently I milled a bunch of 1/2" aluminum plates and my entire machine was covered in chips. I attempted to brush & vaccum them away from the wheel tracks but sadly I ruined some of the wheels. :-(

    The chips became embedded in the wheels themselves. I use an air blast system to clear chips from the cut so a pemanent vac system that doesn't interfere with this would be necessary.
     
  2. Michael.M

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    Loc Line makes some pretty good looking vaccum systems that may not interfere...
     
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    These are not my sensors, I just designed some mounts to use on my CNC. Im not into selling these either. If you don't have a 3d printer I would check out Shapeways.com, you can upload the files and pick the material.
     

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