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Aluminum Snowflake CNC Project Using Amana Tool® Solid Carbide CNC Router Bits

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For Your Safety

  1. The methods illustrated here are only intended for use with a CNC machine.
  2. Make certain that the workpiece is secured and that all components of the fixture are securely fastened to the table.
  3. Use a guard, eye and hearing protection at all times.

Watch as we create aluminum snowflakes to be used as a wind chime or holiday decoration from 3/16" thick aluminum using Amana Tool® industrial solid carbide and insert solid carbide CNC router bits.

Andy Glass from Glass Impressions sands three sheets of 24" x 24" aluminum to even out the imperfections before painting them crimson red, gold and hunter green. 3M double-sided tape holds down the aluminum to the machine.

Step 1.
Amana's 60° V-Tip Solid Carbide Insert Knife #RCK-380, mounted to 1/4" shank In-Groove™ CNC tool body #RC-1075, engraves the names into the aluminum.

Step 2.
Amana's 1/4" dia. Solid Carbide Spiral 'O' Flute with Mirror Finish Aluminum Cutting CNC Router Bit #51402 makes the profile cuts for the different snowflake patterns.

Step 3.
Using a chisel, Andy removes the snowflakes and prepares them for hanging.

Feed, Speed, Chip Load & Step Down Technical Information:

60° V-Tip Solid Carbide Insert Knife #RCK-380
Feed Rate (IPM): 5"
Speed (RPM): 24,000
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.0002"
Step Down (Per Pass): 0.0313"

1/4" Dia. Solid Carbide Spiral 'O' Flute with Mirror Finish Aluminum Cutting CNC Router Bit #51402
Feed Rate (IPM): 20"
Speed (RPM): 10,000
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.002"
Step Down (Per Pass): 0.0625"

Aluminum Snowflake CNC Project Using Amana Tool Solid Carbide & Insert Solid Carbide CNC Router Bits, by ToolsToday.

Primer and paints can be found in the Andy Glass Amazon Store here:
http://astore.amazon.com/glassimpre0d-20


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