Assuming you had a machine that was up to it (mine isn't), what would be the approach for cutting 1.5mm sheet mild steel?
Cutting tool type,
Cutting tool diameter
depth of cut per pass (this would be for 1.6mm steel
Anything else I've missed?
Yes, I know laser cutting would be the way to go...but the few I've contacted are like [sharp intake of breath]...."Hmm I dunno mate...those parts are quite small ...we'll lose them inside the machine"
I only need a few made...so exploring options!!
I agree with John in having the parts tabbed but you might also investigate water jetting. We had some part for 82045 delivered that had been cut that way and the edge finish was outstanding.
It seems the human race can put men on the moon ...also, look at any cheap chinese product & it's probably full of steel widgets that are only 3mm wide...yet UK Plc seems to struggle with a fairly basic part request! (do you think we can hold our own on a global stage?)
In the end I hacked some (swearing & muttering as I went)...and now have what I need to get me going - so thanks Jonathan (& everyone else for their input)
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