Re: working bronze
- I've machined silicon bronze shafts for a boating buddy and found it
fun. It makes very pretty ribbony swarf. IT's tough, similar to
SS. For slitting saws just use any speed/feed table and use the
diameter of the saw. With a 3" saw, you'll end up pretty slow. HSS
should work fine, especially with coolant. If you don't have flood
coolant, squirt it frequently with some light cutting oil. I often
run slitting saws very slowly so that I can just squirt coolant onto
the top of the blade and let centrifugal force feed it in.
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> Jerry, thanks for your help.1/2"
> Sounds like 660/932 is the way to go. I was looking at using a 2
> or 3" blade of HSS to start. HSS is cheaper and easier to to get.Will
> it hold up? My local tubing supplier has 932 in stock and I didn'tknow
> anything about 954. Is there anywhere I can find charts for feedrates
> for slitting saws and mill ends?5"od
> cheers, Mark
> > >I need to use a slitting saw to cut 1/16" slots 3/16" deep in a
> > >bronze cylinder. Any ideas on saw speed? I've been looking atloading
> > >bronze and 954 alum.broze. Would 954 alum,bronze be easier to
> > >sinse it contains aluminum?
> > >
> > Aluminum bronze is tougher to machine. You will need a carbide
> > at minimum. My data book indicates 170-200 SFM and 0.0025"
> > tooth for a carbide cutter. Once you get the cutter and find the
> > of teeth on it, you can calculate the infeed rate.
> > JerryK