The only way tips work is if there's different classifications.
So when you read one it says, novice, expert, etc...
And there has to be butloads of them.
I would suggest a revolving evolving system for the blog.
Say for a month it's wire edm. Then the next month it's cnc lathe.
Of course easy acces to all archives in the main blog from previous
It would take some work to dig up stuff for a month on 1 subject, and get
some basic, medium, advanced, etc...
But if done well...I know a few magazines that would pick it up for a
monthly article. Plus people would love to contribute/ I know I would love
to dig up stuff from that months piece of tooling or process. Frig, If I
didnt think blogging was so gay Id do it myself. lol
But I'd love to contribute to something like that.
Of course...For each tip, there needs some kind of format setup to show "
related" tips. Tips where people said,,,,thats cool, but if you do such and
such it would work better.
He could coin the phrase "tip tweaking".
hmmmm, brings up a question?
When using 5 axis, would you tip it on one angle...rough...slightly tip it
Or do people buy 5 axis stuff and cut it in the top plane.
I made some faceplates for a high end audio company, with
grooves milled across the front with a 1" ball end mill. I
did the slots on my manual, tipping the head about 10
degrees. I was amazed how nice the grooves came out!
Lost the job to another shop that came in lower. Probably
not taking the time to do what I did. Probably explains the
ugly stripe down the center of the grooves they machined....
I've milled many faceplates for Krell, a high-end audio company
located in Milford, CT. I did them on Bridgeport CNC machining centers
because to do it on manual mills would have been cost prohibitive.
BobCRAP wasn't used to program Krell's stuff because it also would
have been cost prohibitive and the owner was smart enough to buy a
much better CADCAM solution.
San Diego, CA
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