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Nasty nasty little part.
You should consider die casting or moulding (depending on material)
It is surprising how many people do not see the obvious.
It needs more mass to be worked to your specs and remain stable.
You need more mass.
Make it out of solid stock.
I don't see how the frame will stay flat.
In my experience stress will change it every time temp and humidity changes.
Not trying to be an ass - I...
I am in Stratford. If that is close enough.
Do you have a nut to test the thread with?
The last job I bid on here (that was local to me). Was made 1000 miles for less than 25% of what I quoted.
I expect this to be the same.
Fred: you offering free set-up, programming and material now?
Biggest issues are the .030 and the.125 thicknesses.
Flatness is not much of an issue because it will pull flat when screwed onto the surface....
Yes that is right.
Steel will need to be either hardened or chromed as well.
The fact that it is SS is only a VERY small portion of the cost,...
You will need to have the bearing and taper surface hard. Using 304 leaves no choice but to chrome them.
Be about $4g (inner spindle only)
That is fine for the through piece but won't work on the blind piece. Just mush the material into the bottom
Either way standard sheet is 3003 and 5052 is not cost effective.
14 gauge sheet will typically measure .074 (the mills always manufacture to...