I’m setting up my second Shapeoko to cut 6061 aluminum parts continuously (several hours per day). The first one is working pretty well in a warehouse with a flooding coolant system, though it’s pretty messy and definitely recuts a lot of chips. This time around I’m looking at doing it in my garage using a MQL cooling system (fogbuster.com), and hoping to combine it with a dust shoe to evacuate most of the chips. Hoping to use my 5hp wet/dry shop vac, and my 2.1 SCFM @ 90 psi silent flow air compressor. Building an enclosure/work station to reduce the noise and contain the mess.
Has anyone tried this kind of setup? Any tips, issues I should be concerned about?