Build my own milling machine

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What cast iron used for milling head build

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  1. Sep 5, 2019 #1

    Traian Dumbrava

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    Hi everyone
    I'm new here and even wit website but this is different story
    So my intention to build whole milling machine and need some informations about cast iron used I have chosen grey cast 250 grade or sG500-7 and don't know witch one to use for , even for column any help here thanks
     
  2. Oct 4, 2019 #2

    ddmckee54

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    Have you checked out either the AlloyAvenue, or Home Foundry forums? They're casting forums and love to hear from anybody casting iron.

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    tornitore45

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    Keep a good log of your expenses, and when your machine is complete compare with a brand new Chinese import of comparable capabilities.
    Is common attitude among HSM to spend $200 to make a tool that can be purchased for $50. Do not ask how do I know.
     

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