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3040 CNC – Cutting Thick Aluminum Success!

In this episode, we will be discussing the realities of cutting a thick (at least thick for the 3040 CNC see more here: bit.ly/2iPTzgu ) piece of 10mm aluminum. It seems the third time was the charm and my first success with using the CAM module of Fusion 360!

Couple CAM/Cut Notes:

1. I used YTF 6mm shank / 3mm x 10mm 2 flute cutter HSS endmill for all of these options
2. I found the Boring strategy to be better to create a recess then the pocketing
3. For boring I used 0.5mm cut depth at 250mm/min
4. For the 2D Contour (cut out) I used 0.25mm cut depth at 250mm/min with step of 6mm/sec (too slow)
5. I used amzn.to/2I5zALU cut with some water as lubricant / coolant.

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