Milling Machine Basic Operation Workshop
Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
This workshop will show basic operation of the of a vertical milling machine. The machine itself is a very versatile machine that acts similar to a drill press. It allows you to cut to the side to within .001 inches for very precise parts.
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 Milling machine 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 mill 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/