A project log for Serious desktop CNC mill

On its fourth revision, designed for heavy-duty use machining aluminum and possibly steel

dbtayldbtayl 05/09/2017 at 03:220 Comments

I dug up an "old" video- actually machining a piece for one of my other projects here- and thought I'd throw it up here in case anybody found it interesting.

This is cutting at 24000 RPM with a Destiny Tool 1/4" Viper 2-flute carbide end mill. Feed is something like 3000 mm/min and the stepover is ~0.8mm (I think; I don't recall for sure). Depth of cut is ~17.5mm. I've since found that I can take heavier cuts, but don't have video of that right now.

I'm not much of a photographer, much less videographer, and I wanted to stay behind the chip shield, so the result is less than stellar. Better than nothing!