I used this file to test both machines on milling both 304 and 316 stainless steel. The picture shows the depth milled to .018”, but I also milled it to .01” which also looks nice and is the depth set in Carbide Create. There is plenty of room to play.
Note: I uploaded the file in two versions of Carbide Create. CarbideForLife_SS_CC313.c2d is the older version for those of you who have not updated to the version that contains groups. CarbideForLife_SS.c2d is the newer version running in beta(currently 316).
Cut using these settings:
Depth Per Pass: .003”
I attached the steel to a piece of acrylic using double sided tape and created a small wall for coolant using polymer clay. I’ve experimented with a few different types of coolant and use this one frequently.