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Mods to Milling Machine

Discussion in 'Tools & Garage' started by old-git, 31 July 2013.

  1. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    When cutting Lexan/polycarbonate with a router you need around 30000rpm. My mill only goes to 3000, so it was very slow work cutting my flappy paddles today.

    While doing other things waiting for milling program to finish I searched for a solution and found one. People are attaching routers to their mills so I thought I can do that, and I just have:

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    This allows me to cut polycarbonate and other soft materials using the CNC. I am planning to make a slider for the driver's fixed window so this should make it easier and quicker.
     
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  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    You just have to mod everything don't you. I bet the toaster has had an upgrade as well.;)
     
  3. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    I'll have a tenner on that as well ;)
     
  4. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Funny that you should mention that:

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  5. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    presumably you picked a jap toaster for reliability
     
  6. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Yes, unfortunately. But at least they are RHD.
     
  7. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    Ive been working on a client site today. It's a small machine workshop, makes high precision parts for performance engines and high precision machine components.

    This kind of manufacturing is unusual in Britain today.

    Heidenhain and Fanuc machine controllers feature widely. Anyone encountered these?
     
  8. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    I have heard of them, but they are for controlling big boys' toys :)
     
  9. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    It is heavyweight industrial stuff, yes.

    It's ancient stuff too but great fun trying to interface it to a cutting edge IT system. That's my role, and some of the time I get it right!
     
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