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Shim Stock

Shim Stock

Shim Stock

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Does anyone ever cut stainless steel shim stock? I frequently cut .003 to .010 and use 18 ga. crs for support. This works well but the shims don't always peel off so well. I am curious to know any other methods for cutting this delicate material.  

RE: Shim Stock

Ever thought of getting a sheet of aluminum honeycomb?  I used to use this on old Mazaks with pin tables to cut the shim stock and prevent overtravel on the Z-Axis.  The good thing about aluminum honeycomb is that parts don't stick to it and it also keeps the material almost flat.  I think you can find this at McMaster Carr but you may want to google it.

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RE: Shim Stock

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Thanks for your input

RE: Shim Stock

Try this, lay down a piece of 1/8 hardboard and tape the edges of the shim to keep it from fluttering. May leave a little residue on the shim when the wood burns but this scrapes off easily with a scraper and acetone.  

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