I recently purchased a taig mill and I am looking for ways here and there to squeeze every little bit of preformace out of it. I am considering a way to strengthen my Z axis column slightly more. I noticed Taig fills their lathe bases with a concrete like material. Would it help to do the same with the steel tube column in back on the mill and possibly the lower base of the mill also?
I have done several experiments with fly cutting on aluminum with my machine currently and I am not recieving the results I would like to have. The machine has been trammed and is in line with the table and I have tried with all cutting speeds. It seems like a lot of vibration is coming from the area of the back column.