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by Ameen Aydan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?
Replies: 28
Views: 10985

Re: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?

i apologize, i am new so thank you for giving me these tips, it is quite helpful.
by Ameen Aydan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?
Replies: 28
Views: 10985

Re: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?

The college that i'm asking has very heavy and precise milling machines (yes, CNC milling machines), that being said, I would imagine that it is possible to create a knife edge. Just thinking of it, MDC or Kurt J. Lesker probably have the exact same CNC machines in terms of specs. The CNC machines t...
by Ameen Aydan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?
Replies: 28
Views: 10985

Re: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?

Hello, I was planning to make my fusion reactor 6” in diameter. I just thought I could use a cnc machine from a college that would be willing to help due to their precise technique, and if that doesn’t work, my school has a 2 axis cnc machine that works on old software. And like I said, I would poli...
by Ameen Aydan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?
Replies: 28
Views: 10985

Re: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?

Amen It has already been hinted at You have not followed the rules of this site this sort of question would have been better in the "New User Area" and should only have been asked after posting in the introduce yourself section also your username and real name need to be the same as your real name ...
by Ameen Aydan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?
Replies: 28
Views: 10985

Re: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?

I was just browsing eBay and found about 45 pages of conflat components including several 8 inch flanges for under $100US. There is what I’m pretty sure is an 8 inch blank flange for $45US. The seller didn’t state the size, but the photo looks like an 8 inch. In my experience, sellers will often ac...
by Ameen Aydan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?
Replies: 28
Views: 10985

Re: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?

Clearly these type of flanges are made on CNC machines, so no reason you couldn't make one on a “precision” 5-axis CNC. However, as Dan mentions, it’s very unlikely you can make one cheaper (unless you have access to cheap 8”x8"x7/8” SS plate, custom CNC tooling, free time on the CNC, and don’t mak...
by Ameen Aydan
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?
Replies: 28
Views: 10985

Re: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?

Btw I will be using a cnc machine through college to make it cheaper than Normal
by Ameen Aydan
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?
Replies: 28
Views: 10985

Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?

After some searching on the internet for a 8” O.D. ConFlat flange, it came to my attention that they a quite expensive and not a viable option for me. I mean, these things go for $190 cad at its cheapest. So I thought that maybe I could use the 3D auto cad files that come from the manufacturer such ...