In this episode Ben explains the ins and outs of CNC milling using only a Shapeoko and a laptop. Areas of focus include an overview of the parts, creating design files, execution and other CNC tips.
The difference of malleability between metal alloys can be quit big. Some cuts like butter, others are so stubborn they almost seem to have a mind of their own. One of the more difficult alloys to machine is stainless steel, but even here the problem is more or less pronounced depending of what kind of stainless you choose. If you plan to mill any stainless steel material, you should definitely watch this video by NYC CNC where the choice of stainless alloy, speed, feed and many other factors are carefully explained to help you mill corrosive resistant parts in no time. And if you really want to see how bad it can get, forward the video to 11 minutes and 30 seconds, and you will see a horrible little firework!