file Question M.500 and milling aluminium for prototyping.

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27 Jun 2023 08:02 - 27 Jun 2023 08:21 #63239 by N0EL
Hi all.

I'm totally new to CNC'ing, and till now I've been getting all the CNC prototyping work done in China.
They are "what I think" small jobs (ie: 212.00×15.00×146.21 mm and 7075 aluminium).

Do you guys think that the M series is capable for a job like this?
Please note that it is for prototyping, and that I will not be CNC'ing many of them.
Also the time for CNC'ing it does not matter,

Noel
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03 Jul 2023 22:21 - 03 Jul 2023 22:22 #63244 by chrime
I bought the M700 specifically for aluminium (M500 has the same mechanics).

Remember to get a coolant system (fog buster)

And good tools (Datron, sorotec, HC Maschinentechnik)

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15 Jul 2023 17:29 #63267 by N0EL
Thank you for the info.
So with this "coolant system" system you will also need a "milling bath" or something like that to stop the leaking of cooling fluid?

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