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Washout
22-04-2014, 12:27 PM
Hi Guys,
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I have a part I want to make, which has 3D machining on the outside surfaces, but has a 45mm deep pocket on the inside (it doesn't go all the way through, so can't double side the machining).
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I'm thinking to myself that I'm not going to be able to machine the deep pocket using aluminium (on my CNC router at least), and whilst I could probably do it on my lathe/mill, I also have the option of making the part in some kind of plastic.
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So question is, what "high strength" plastics are out there that machine well? By high strength I mean resistance to shock and bending forces causing fracturing e.g. ABS.
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Of course I could go and get a 3D printer maybe, but CNC funds are a little short atm.
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Cheers
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Chris