In Reply to: Re: Milling grey cast iron posted by dan dowell on 01/08/01 at 11:31 PM:
I'm definitely no expert on the stuff, but in general, it doesn't machine too bad. My problem is I was trying to use a face miller that is borderline too big for the machine. Someone recommended that I remove half the inserts. I wish I would have thought about that before I finished it.
As far as fluid, I did find it cut much better dry. I'm finding the more people I talk to, unless they are doing HSM, they cut almost everything dry, with the exception of aluminum on the finish cuts. Copper also benefits from cutting fluid.