Mill Flood Coolant Collar
Eventually, I will get enough
enclosure on my mill that I'll want to step up to flood cooling. In the
meantime, I'll be using a coolant mister,
but I wanted to start an Idea Notebook to
collect plenty of grist for my mill (so to speak) when I do get ready
to design a collar.
spindle coolant collar is a very handy thing indeed. Firstly, it provides
a convenient way for the coolant nozzles to track the activity of the
mill in a more elegant and permanent way than the magnetic versions that
are available. This ensures that once the nozzles are lined up properly,
they'll do the right thing wherever the spindle wanders. Second, there
are numerous reports that the darned things can also help cool down your
spindle bearings, which seems like a darned thoughtful thing to be doing
as well to me. I figure making one of these will be an ideal CNC project
once I get my IH Mill converted over to CNC.
are designs by talented machinists pictured below.
Widgitmaster's Coolant Collar...
Powell's Coolant Collar...