I have sixty 303 stainless bars, 0.187" diameter, 3.5" long. Both ends will be rounded with a ball-turning tool or form tool in my 5C collet lathe.
I need to mill one side of each bar flat, down the entire length, so the resulting profile looks like a "D"
I have a Taig CNC mini-mill and would like to load 6 bars at a time in a fixture if possible.
Looking for ideas on how to fixture these parts. If there is a way to round the ends in the mill, I could possible start with the bar lengths oversized, if that helps fixturing.
Thanks, Ed Ferguson