Ive been wanting to design my own Titanium Mutli Tool for awhile,
Over the last couple months Ive been working on some designs,
Last week I finally could no longer resist testing out the design.
Its time to cut some Titanium with the Nomad.
Here is the final part: Ti Fighting Frog v2
My Hand tool was designed for a 1/16 cutter.
Next, all I needed was some material.
I ordered a 6" x 6" x .125" square sheet of Grade 2 Titanium from McMaster - Carr.
I used the blue fixturing wax to secure the Titanium to the Spoil board.
You need coolant when machining Ti, so I used some of the Synhtetic Coolant we use in the Haas.
Its been really busy here at the Shop, so I needed to be able to walk away instead of babysitting the job with the syringe in hand.
What I did was create a pool for he coolant, I used a hot glue gun to build up a little wall around my work area right on the titanium sheet.
Coolant Pool made with a Hot Glue wall and my syringe of Synthetic coolant.
V1 and V2 of the Ti Fighting Frog cut from Grade 2 titanium sheet.
Close up of the Ti Fighting Frog Tool, I used the 3M wheel to bring the hand to a chisel point.
Heres the Details:
Feeds and Speeds for Machining Grade 2 Titanium:
Endmill: Carbide 1/16
Spindle: 10k RPM
Feed: 2 ipm - (also tested at 2.5)
Plunge: 1 ipm
Depth of Cut: .01" - (.015" for the impatient)
Totally worth the 1 hour it took to cut.
I have attached my V1 fighting frog file, and the 2 Titanium Tool path settings I used.
Hope every one has a safe Holiday weekend.