Aluminum Molds

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John Murphy
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Aluminum Molds

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Hi Guys.
It's been awhile since I posted.

I've been doing prototype molds for a filter manufacturer the past couple of years.

Here's a couple of the latest.

Designed and machined using Aspire.
John
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Nice work! Are you machining those dry?
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Pretty impressive. Finish looks to be spot on. Thanks for sharing.
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Hi Jim.

The answer is no. I have 2 misters mounted on my machine. I use one for a water soluable coolant, and straight air on the other.

I only use 6061 or better aluminum which makes machining allot easier.

John

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well done john , looks excellent

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Looks very good John! What feeds and speeds do you use on the AXYZ?
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Hi Paul.

I run in the 150-200 ipm range for roughing and finishing.

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