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Sparks fly when you machine titanium. Answered

Hey everyone, I was surprised at what happens you machine titanium at 3200 rpms. Check out the sparks that flew while machining a 2"x1/8" titanium disc. Some sparks would even combust in mid air like tiny fireworks.  

Brent

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Honus

4 years ago

Oooh- that's not good. What kind of cutter are you using? Should also use some coolant. 6Al4V can be a bear to machine but commercially pure alloys machine very much like steel.

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MrballengHonus

Reply 4 years ago

It's a plain old carbide bit. Luckily I rarely work with titanium. Thanks for the tip.

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steveastrouk

4 years ago

Way too fast for the material and tips.

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Kiteman

4 years ago

It almost looks like the piece is working the tool!

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nanosec12

4 years ago

That has to be nasty on your tungsten carbide tools !!!

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snoopindaweb

5 years ago

I wonder what the tool was made of.?