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Machining I

 

Fabrication 8 - Mill I

The milling machine is one of the most powerful tools in a fabricators arsenal, able to perform many operations with reasonably high accuracy and precision. In Mill I fabricators will learn how to remove and insert tooling, how to clamp workpieces using the vice, and how to make straight cuts along the y-axis of materials.


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Fabrication 9 - Horizontal Bandsaw

The horizontal bandsaw is the tool most commonly used to remove large amounts of material from long stock items. For instance, if a 24 inch piece of 1”x1” box tubing is desired, a long 8 foot section of box tubing will be cut down to approximately 24.25 inches on the horizontal bandsaw before finishing the cut to length on the mill. Fabricators will learn how to set up and hold workpieces, how to align the cut mark on the bandsaw, and how to operate the pneumatic resistance piston on the bandsaw to make clean and smooth cuts.


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Fabrication 10 - Shear

The shear is used to quickly cut large pieces of sheet metal or sheet plastic into smaller sizes. Fabricators will learn to use the integrated measuring tool and the foot pedal to make accurate, quick cuts.


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Fabrication 11 - Metal Chop Saw

The metal chop saw is a tool used for similar operations as the horizontal bandsaw. It is commonly used when cutting harder materials than aluminum, such as steel or exotic materials like titanium. Fabricators will learn to set up materials and make smooth cuts.


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Theory 3 - Material Information

An understanding of how different materials behave during machining and assembly is an important skill for a Build Division member. Material type has a large impact on how machining operations should proceed, and depending on the requested material by Design Division, a conversation about why that material was chosen may need to happen before fabrication begins.


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