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Cut a metal like aluminium in very small parts

  1. Mar 24, 2005 #1
    Does anyone know what tools are available to cut a metal like aluminium in very small parts and to join two parts together and still get a neat finish?
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  3. Mar 24, 2005 #2


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    In order of most probable best finish cut:
    - EDM (wire)
    - Waterjet
    - Laser

    As far as joining goes, that will be the trick. How would these parts be joined? Are you looking at a butt joint, etc...? That will make a difference.
  4. Mar 25, 2005 #3


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    Most welding operations, if done carefully (with good surface preparation) can produce extremely neat join finishes.
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