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If you cant, then dont clamp it at all!.
Skin it!

In here i have to program and machine several sets of roundish aluminum pieces with +/-0.001" outside tolerance. and within 0.002" thickness repeatability.
Instead if fixturing it one by one i decided to skim cut a 33" x 23" x5/8" to within 0.0015 flat. And then machine each piece completely leaving .005" outside to holt everything together.

Worked out great. 

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Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

October 13, 2012, 3:44 pm

2 types of parts 6 pieces each - 12 parts total per sheet!


Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

October 13, 2012, 3:49 pm

this is how each part looks like. as you can see its almost impossible to finish  it in one setup any other way


October 28, 2012, 4:07 pm

I'm doing something similar, can you explain in more detail exactly how your doing it, I'm having issues.


Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)

October 28, 2012, 11:20 pm
Updated by: Eldar Gerfanov (Admin)October 28, 2012, 11:22 pm

Well, i think the 1st post is self-explanatory.
But if you are having issues then i will be mose successful in helping you if i know what those issues are.
Are you having hard time keeping them together?
If yes then the trick to that is simple: rough and finish to within 30 thou from breaking through, and then finish only in 2 steps if 12 or so thou until you are within 5 thou wrom the table.
The plate however needs to be VERY flat - otherwise some pieces may go balistic on you.
BTW sometimes i cheat and apply a drop of CRAZY glue in the middle when i am not too sure ;)

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