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Machining Axleboxes

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Bruno Taylor03/01/2020 15:53:44
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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.2246 Axleboxes.jpg

Martin Connelly03/01/2020 18:02:52
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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.

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duncan webster03/01/2020 20:05:07
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friend of mine had a subcontract machining job in some exotic material, he made more selling the swarf than producing the components

larry phelan 104/01/2020 09:50:07
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As my friend say,s "There,s money in scrap, lad "

Michael Gilligan04/01/2020 10:19:05
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Posted by Bruno Taylor on 03/01/2020 15:53:44:

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[…] a 91% wastage rate. I doubt if that's a record. Unless you know better.

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It’s certainly up there in aerospace territory, Bruno : **LINK**

https://youtu.be/BWoUBMOlydI

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Neil Wyatt04/01/2020 14:19:12
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As Captain Picard was wont to say "Make it so, Mr Swarf!"

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JC5404/01/2020 20:42:52
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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 volumewink

TeVe04/01/2020 21:18:20
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Posted by Bruno Taylor on 03/01/2020 15:53:44:

....... The cast iron stock weighed in at 14lb. The six axleboxes weigh 1lb 4oz, a 91% wastage rate. ..........

Swarf Engineering ?

Norman Rogers06/01/2020 14:43:58
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I manage 100% swarf rates quite regularly but that's more usually known as scrap!!

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