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By Blue_Chips

December 13, 2013, 9:05 pm

Plastics material question.

Any suggestions for a comparable material in the material list for PEEK?

Thanks
Ken

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Eldar Gerfanov

December 13, 2013, 9:33 pm

Hi Ken,
I myself have newer worked on Peek.

but a quick research tells me that is a hard and brittle polymer plastic, sometimes filled with glass fibres, so it can eat your tools faster :)

People suggest using Feeds for aluminum and Speeds slightly lower. Maybe 75% slower.

If you ever machined hard HYTAC materials (which i did a lot), i imagine it would be a lot like it.

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Blue_Chips

December 13, 2013, 10:04 pm

Thanks for the input and a place to start.
Have machined only a bit of plastics and never any of the hi-tech types like Peek.

Been away from machining for months and now about to get back on it, I see you have not been sitting idle with regards to HSMAdviser.


Ken

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Eldar Gerfanov

December 13, 2013, 11:17 pm

No problem. You are welcome. I hope i was of help.

Development of the program itself got a little slower than i would have liked.
I just released the IPhone versions of FSWizard. And that alone took me a bunch of time.

But now my undivided attention is back to HSMAdvisor.
I want to treat everybody and release a very big update before Christmass.

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Blue_Chips

December 13, 2013, 11:47 pm

You've worked very hard on this program and I suspect a labor of love, still, I hope it is becoming financially rewarding for you.
There is some decent software available but nothing as machining comprehensive as HSMAdvisor out there that I've seen.

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Eldar Gerfanov

December 14, 2013, 2:18 am

Thanks.
It is indeed. Lack of programs like that is easilly explaied by a very nieche market and any big guy would have starved to death if he tried to produce anything like that.
Me, i am keeping my day job :biggrin:

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