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    Default RenShape 5169 - Have you machined it?

    Can anybody tell me about their experience with this material?

    What does it machine like?

    Do you run coolant on it?

    Is it stable during machining? or does it move a lot? I have a part that needs to be held to +/-0.005 over 6 inches with a lot of material removal.

    Is it a real chip coming off like with nylon or acetal? Or is it a dusty mess like with the more common Ren material.

    Any input is greatly appreciated.

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    I Saw that and it does give good info on the speeds and feeds.

    My biggest concern however is the stability of the material. I would hate to pull the finished part off the mill just to have it curl up like a potato chip. I also do not know if coolant will cause swelling, that is why I was hoping somebody here might have worked with it before.

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    Machined dry, ideally with a vac hose to pic up the chips and dust.

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    The material is made to be stable, I'd not worry about it unless it was a very thin, long/wide part.


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