- kildare ireland
I assumed there was something wrong...
I often have trouble with aluminium and carbide inserts, I find HSS gives me much better results. I'd be happy to achieve results like these though, especially considering the scale and resulting magnification.
I think I chipped it running some test bits in stainless a few weeks ago, but the other parts I've been making haven't shown any finish issues until the latest stock.
I had to go and get a mirror to check it, as with the polished inserts and the lighting in the lathe, it's hard to tell from above if the insert is damaged, unless I've managed to completely destroy it.
That was one benefit of the old lathe, I could just spin the turret around to see inserts end-on, but that's a bit harder on something with no turret.
Only thing on here, are a couple photos of it.I should say the project itself, setting up a CNC lathe, is massively impressive and no doubt full of such hurdles. Have I missed a dedicated thread on it somewhere?
A thread about it would be an interesting read, and by read, I mean photos.Only thing on here, are a couple photos of it.
It's one I imported from China last year, and is a bit of step up from what it replaced. I can't fault it for what it cost, and I'm only just getting around to expanding what I make on it.
I just need to find some parting inserts more suitable for aluminium