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Old 12-11-2017, 11:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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How do those blanks turn? I tried casting into honeycomb aluminum 3 or 4 years ago. I could never get the blank turned without the resin separating from the comb during turning.
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Old 12-11-2017, 11:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Iíve turned aluminum honeycomb with aluminite resin. While rough turning round I had a few chip outs. I rough turn mostly on a metal lathe with HSS and finish shaping by hand with a carbide cutter. Iíve had no chip out problems as I approached final diameters.

Good cleaning of the aluminum prior to pouring the resin is important. And you have to keep the blank cool while drilling and turning.

Iím working with a local caster looking at alternatives to alum for honeycombs. Stay tuned.


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