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    Default Plastic test milling material

    I have a good friend who has built a CNC metal machine and he is trying to find the name of a plastic material that is used to test the pattern before using the expensive final metal. He doesn't know it's name and internet searches have not revealed the substance. However, he describes it as a pink plastic and the picture below is the material.

    CNC plastic.PNG

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Paul
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    Hi, Try "Machinable Wax" At least that is what I think its called.
    Best Regards:
    BaronJ.

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    Thanks BaronJ

    I think you may have nailed it straight up. I have forwarded the information.

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    Paul
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    I think some members have made their own in the past. A mix of wax (candles?) and plastic shopping bags. A search should find something.

    Michael

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    Thanks Michael and Neil for the information.

    I have passed it on.

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    Paul
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