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Old 07-26-2021, 07:27 AM
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If he's doing that on a manual lathe then that's a fairly good price, but if he has access to CNC I would say you should probably cut that price by about half. With CNC the first piece is the only one that you actually have to do any work on, after that it's just running the machine. And I'm not sure why he would have to make tooling, standard indexable grooving inserts and turning inserts should work just fine. And if he's starting from tubing he doesn't even have to worry about the ID at all.