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Metal Lathe Basic Operation Workshop
Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
This workshop will show basic operation of the of a Metal, Lathe. The lathe is used to cut round profiles onto different material with precision up to .001 inches.
We will go over all of the basic needs for operation of the equipment. By the end of the session each attendee will have learned the following skills
-Safety and theory behind Lathe operation
-How to set up the work area and prepare the material
-How to set up the machine and calculate feeds and speeds
-How to measure your part (vernier and dial scale).
-Clean up of machine and surrounding area.
-Understand external resources for tools and material.
-How to identify what a bad cut is and how how to improve it.
The goal for all attendees is to be able to set up and operate a Lathe safely. This will be enough to get you started. We will be focusing on plastic and aluminum for learning. Harder metals will require further practice.
Participation requires closed toe shoes, non loose fitting clothes, and basic math and geometry skills.
Rob Masek has worked for 10 years in engineering related fields teaching CAD, 3D printing, Reverse Engineering, CAM. He has extensive experience with robotics and mechanical devices.
When & Where
MakeIt Labs: DreamIt. LearnIt. MakeIt.
We are an Open-Access Workshop (a.k.a hackerspace) in Nashua, NH. We're a collection of Engineers, Makers, Hackers, Inventors and Tinkerers who just love building cool things. http://makeitlabs.com/