Wondering if anyone has had any luck milling either graphite or soft steel with v2-10? I am trying to make a reusable mould I can cast aluminum with.
In researching I’ve heard graphite dust can short circuit your cnc, so wondering if anyones had success with this process?
Also wondering about v2-10 capabilities with soft steel.
If you’ve had luck with either, would really appreciate any guidance on DIY graphite dust vaccuuming, what tooling/feeds and speeds you used on either graphite or steel, and any other info/ resources you can provide.
I just turned and milled some 1/4" OD graphite rod that was sourced from McMaster-Carr on my Clausing manual lathe and Tormach PCNC1100 S3 mill. There was minimal dust generated, but I covered the area below with a shop rag to capture the dust, tossed the shop rag after, and cleaned up the affected machine area with a solvent-coated towel. I just needed the one piece, but for more than that I would probably rig up a shop vacuum nozzle to pull off as much graphite dust as possible while it was being generated.