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1/4" 6061 T6 Aluminum - Best deals...

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by UltiBots, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. UltiBots

    UltiBots Veteran
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    Hi All -

    In shopping around for 1/4" 6061 T6 Aluminum plate, I have found:
    Please add to the list.

    Thanks - Brad
    www.UltiBots.com
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    CB3030 CNC
    Dewalt 611
    Elaire 1/8" Collet
    1/8" Single Flute Carbide End Mill
    Workflow = Fusion 360 & Cam > Chilipeppr > Tinyg
    Feeds & Speeds For 6.5mm 6061 T6 Aluminum Plate
    - All operations = Conventional Milling
    - Cutting = 25"/min (635mm/min), Ramp = 10"/min (254mm/min), Plunge = 8"/min (203.2mm/min)
    - Adaptive (bearing recess) = .4mm multiple depths, 0.2 deg ramp
    - Contour cut (bearing finish) = 0.1mm stepover finish and repeat @ 254mm/min
    - Bore cut (screw holes) = 0.25mm pitch, 0.1mm finish pass and repeat
    - Contour cut (perimeter) = 0.05 deg ramp angle, 0.1mm finish and repeat @ 254mm/min
    - Pocket cut (not used) = 0.25mm rough & 0.2mm finish, 3mm max stepover
     
  2. Jimmybuckets

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    I have found good deals on ebay
     
  3. Giarc

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    I go to a local metal dealer. Doesn't matter what I buy, it is $3 / pound. it costs a couple bucks per cut, but i have been lucky and have found cut offs that were close to what i needed. Cheaper than online for me. Of course, not everyone has access to a local dealer but I would check your local area if possible. You may find some good deals.
     
  4. dirtdemon

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    I use online metals whenever possible and not on a time crunch. They have many different products available besides aluminum including a nice selection of plastics. They package everything very well for shipping as well. Plus they have mystery boxes called proto boxes that u can order by weight with random pieces in it. Got some nice bits a couple times doing that.
     
  5. UltiBots

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    @Jimmybuckets - didn't think of eBay. @Glarc - good idea. I think there is a metal dealer in the next town. @dirtdemon - I have purchased 2X with Online Metals. Then I saw the prices of Midwest Steel for 12x12. No comparison.
     

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