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In other news...
Over the weekend I spent some time learning CNC stuff better and managed to get my Sherline 2000 CNC mill cranking out SEM parts. Here's a backplot:
Everything is done in one pass with a 1/8" endmill to leave the part slightly attached on the two sides. Here is a stock piece:
After a more:
Gasket fit check:
Comparison with the original:
The original is stainless but thats a bit hard to cut on my system so I did aluminum. Next I will cut a hole in it and attach a KW25 vacuum port. This will allow me to attach a vacuum gauge to better understand if the SEM has a healthy vacuum system.