|Bruno Taylor||03/01/2020 15:53:44|
47 forum posts
Here are two of the six split axleboxes l have just finished machining. The cast iron stock weighed in at 14lb. The six axleboxes weigh 1lb 4oz, a 91% wastage rate. I doubt if that's a record. Unless you know better.
|Martin Connelly||03/01/2020 18:02:52|
1600 forum posts
I have some rotabroach type cutters. Where possible I use these to remove most of the metal from large holes as the waste slug out of the centre is useful raw material. I have just done some parts where some aluminium alloy slugs provided the material to make some cylindrical spacers.
|duncan webster||03/01/2020 20:05:07|
2927 forum posts
friend of mine had a subcontract machining job in some exotic material, he made more selling the swarf than producing the components
|larry phelan 1||04/01/2020 09:50:07|
|901 forum posts|
As my friend say,s "There,s money in scrap, lad "
|Michael Gilligan||04/01/2020 10:19:05|
16982 forum posts
It’s certainly up there in aerospace territory, Bruno : **LINK**
|Neil Wyatt||04/01/2020 14:19:12|
18404 forum posts
As Captain Picard was wont to say "Make it so, Mr Swarf!"
140 forum posts
Now I understand why metal is so expensive. It must be a really skilled job to be able to pack all of that swarf into such a small volume
18 forum posts
Swarf Engineering ?
|Norman Rogers||06/01/2020 14:43:58|
|18 forum posts|
I manage 100% swarf rates quite regularly but that's more usually known as scrap!!
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