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C-Beam Mister Setup...

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by UltiBots, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. UltiBots

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    Hi All -

    My C-Beam Plate Maker is up and running! So far I have successfully cut 6.5mm 6061-T6 Aluminum dry with OK results. See gallery images. I want to add a mister to the machine and would like your thoughts, comments, and suggestions...

    So far I have purchased the following:
    I would like to hook this to an air compressor to also blow chips away. I am unsure what type of compressor to purchase. I have been looking at:
    Thanks - Brad
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    Modified C-Beam Bundle
    Dewalt 611
    Elaire 1/8" Collet
    1/8" Single Flute Carbide End Mill
    Workflow = Fusion 360 & Cam > Chilipeppr > Tinyg
    Feed @ 20"/min (508mm/min), Ramp @ 5"/min (127mm/min), Plunge @ 8"/min (203.2mm/min)
    Pocket cut = 0.25mm rough & 0.2mm finish, 3mm max stepover
    Bore cut = 0.2mm pitch
    Contour cut = 0.25mm rough & 0.2mm finish
     
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  2. evilc66

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    I've been thinking about going a similar path with my C-Beam Machine build. From the sounds of it, it will work great. You may want to consider a larger compressor though, as that little thing is going to be cycling a lot, even though the mist coolant setup isn't using a ton of volume. Beyond the noise issue, the constant cycling will add a lot of wear to the compressor with it being an oil-less design.

    If you want to keep to that general size though, you may want to look at one of these for about the same price:

    https://www.amazon.com/California-A...id=1465394475&sr=1-11&keywords=air+compressor

    I've heard that these compressors are very good, and very quiet (comparatively)
     
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  3. Rick 2.0

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    I'd have to second evil66's comment. Pancake compressors are far too loud to spend any significant amount of time in close proximity to.
     
  4. UltiBots

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    Thanks gents for you input. Wow this project keeps getting bigger, louder, and costly :) BUT... fun!
     

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