Notes from a Machinist

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Using Awk to Bore Deep Holes

Introduction I’ve been making stator housings for underwater thrusters, in 316 stainless steel. I use Fusion 360 to create tool paths, and am generally happy with it, but needed a bit of extra software this time. You can see an some of the interiors after the first operation in the photo above. They are fairly deep and I wanted a fairly rigid (i.e. thick) boring bar after drilling it out to two inches wide. Continue reading