Intro to Machining with Ethan

10/04/2022 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM CT

Admission

  • $100.00

Location

Austin, TX

Summary

This class focuses on using the Rong-Fu 45 Vertical Mill. Several other
metal shop tools commonly used in conjunction with the mill will be
covered as well. It is a required prerequisite for the Tormach (CNC
mill) class.

Description

This class focuses on using the Rong-Fu 45 Vertical Mill. Several other 
metal shop tools commonly used in conjunction with the mill will be 
covered as well, including the horizontal and vertical bandsaws, the 
grinder, belt sander, and sand blaster. Each student will leave the 
class with a hunk of machined aluminum (a partially completed bottle 
opener).

This class is a required prerequisite for the Tormach (CNC mill) class.

Before the class, please review the videos "How to indicate a vise", 
"Climb vs conventional milling", and "How to square up stock on the 
milling machine", located at 
http://tomstechniques.com/instructional-videos/milling/

Topics covered:
     Safety
     Parts of the mill
     Mill bits and tools
     Indicating a vise
     Calculating proper machine RPM
     Difference between climb and conventional milling
     Initial, rough preparation of parts (horizontal band-saw, chop saws)
     *Squaring and precisely dimensioning parts*
     Deburring parts; using the grinder
     *Using an indicator to precisely locate your part*
     *Drilling and Tapping Holes*
     *Milling slots and pockets*
     Layout a semi-precise part with Dykem fluid and calipers
     Related metal shop tools: (Vertical) Do-All Band-saw, Sandblaster

Class Fee:$100