Posted by Hobman on April 12, 2006 at 06:43:21:
In Reply to: How to minimize core hardness? posted by Ron V on April 11, 2006 at 07:03:26:
" The HSS cutters would begin the cutting process but would very quickly become blunt."
Hmm. Work hardening?
Really don't know, Ron. That's a tough one. Possible alternate solutions: Can you rough-cut the splines by waterjet or laser or CNC, so you just have the finishing cut left to deal with? (on second thought, 100 mm thick... that's a lot maybe a little dicey.) Or for that matter, rough the splines before heat-treat, finish after? Or does that affect the distortion aspect?
Well, that or carbide cutters.
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