I'm pulling out what's remaining of my hair looking for a small radius cutter or mill.
The part needs a couple of full radius grooves .020/.030 wide by .020/.030 deep. I bought a 1/32" cutter, overlooking that it was going to be 1/16" wide. Must have been the aftereffects of too much wine (or garlic).
Anyway, I can get a .7mm wide x 25mm OD cutter from Alouette Tool in NY, but they get them from Switzerland and it's 3 to 4 weeks. I've gone through all the local suppliers, but nobody carries anything even close.
No, I can't use a ball mill, it's kind of a long reach. We can't plunge with a center cut e/mill because we don't have the length. Besides, I've got 500 to make and I don't want to babysit the part.
Does anyone have any idea who would have something like this, either in stock or in a short delivery?