Quote Originally Posted by epatsellis View Post
Steve, if it's an Excellon drill/router, you should be able to get the speeds down quite a bit from the 60Krpm. Cutting aluminum you do need coolant/lubricant. On my router I ran 1/8" single O-flute Onsrud bit at 30Krpm around 45-50 ipm for roughing passes, lots and lots of coolant, for finishing passes, I ran a 2 flute at 25Krpm, 7-10 ipm.

Celac, contact Tim Goldstein at http://www.a2zcnc.com ,tell him Erie Patsellis told you to call, he may be able to do it in the time/cost requirements you have. I'd offer to run it, but my router is currently broken down and palleted, and I haven't finished my CNC benchtop mill, and it may be a year or two at the current rate of progress.

Thanks for the lead. I was reading your other thread and I can imagine you have a full plate. However, at the rate I make drawings it may just be that long before I have everthing completed to hand off.