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miscellaneous:training-checklists [2013/06/21 03:11]
dan_dude [Casting & Forging]
miscellaneous:training-checklists [2016/04/06 18:35] (current)
keithm [CNC Router]
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   *don't force-- let the blade cut   *don't force-- let the blade cut
   *cutting curves without breaking the blade   *cutting curves without breaking the blade
 +  *For tight curves, consider using the scroll saw or CNC router instead
  
 ===Table Saw=== ===Table Saw===
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 ===Planer=== ===Planer===
   *height adjustment   *height adjustment
- 
-===CNC Router=== 
-  *Changing bits 
-  *Clamping supplies in toolbox 
-  *Measure actual thickness of material 
-  *Use a spoilboard 
-  *Mach3 
-  *CamBam 
-  *Electronic touch-off 
-  *Speed control on router (not through Mach3) 
-  *Turning power on/off (separate switch for stepper power) 
  
 ===Router tables?=== ===Router tables?===
 +
 +====CNC Router====
 +  *Prerequisites (Tool chain)
 +    *Mach3, DraftSight, VCarve, Design Spark Mechanical
 +    *CamBam
 +  *Safety
 +     * where not to stand
 +     * PPE (eyes and ears)
 +  *Materials
 +    *Wood, Plastic, Foam - OK
 +    *Metals - NOT OK
 +  *Recommended bits
 +    *2-flute 1/4" spiral up-cut bit - solid carbide
 +  *Setup
 +    *Clean rails
 +    *Changing bits
 +    *Securing your workpiece
 +      *Clamping supplies in toolbox
 +      *Using carpet tape
 +    *Measure actual thickness of material
 +    *Use a spoilboard
 +  *Operation
 +    *Turning on the equipment
 +    *Verifying the step increment
 +    *Verifying depth of cut per pass
 +    *Using the pendant
 +    *Zeroing X, Y, and Z
 +    *Determining tool path is clear
 +    *Vacuum hook-up
 +    *Electronic touch-off
 +    *Speed control on router (not through Mach3)
 +    *Turning power on/off (separate switch for stepper power)
 +    *Starting, pausing and cancelling job
 +  *Cleanup
  
 ====Metal Shop==== ====Metal Shop====
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   *Don't force-- let the blade cut   *Don't force-- let the blade cut
    
-===Gorton Mill=== 
 ===Bridgeport Mill=== ===Bridgeport Mill===
 +  *See Tom Klein
 +
 +===Gorton Mill===
   *Changing tool bits   *Changing tool bits
     *Spindle lock     *Spindle lock
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   *DRO   *DRO
   *Put tool bits away-- don't leave them in the machine (easy to forget)   *Put tool bits away-- don't leave them in the machine (easy to forget)
 +  *Don't leave the spindle lock on
    
 ===Small lathe (Central Machinery)=== ===Small lathe (Central Machinery)===
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 ===Hobart welders=== ===Hobart welders===
 +  *Wear eye protection at all times, even if you are watching someone else.
 +    * Space has many welding helmets available for use.
 +    * Do not use the dark green face shields, those are for torch work and will not protect you.
 +  *Wear only natural fabrics: Leather, Cotton, Wool, etc. . .
 +    *Polyester,​Acrylic,​Nylon,​Rayon,​ and other oil derived fabric will burn when sparked, and fuse into your skin as it burns.
 +  *Cover exposed skin to avoid sunburn.
 +  *Use curtains to avoid flashing users in other parts of the shop.
 +  *Remember to turn on/off gas
 ===Others?​=== ===Others?​===
  
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 Key Safety Points: Key Safety Points:
 +  *Wear only natural fabrics: Leather, Cotton, Wool, etc. . .
 +    *Polyester,​Acrylic,​Nylon,​Rayon,​ and other oil derived fabric will burn when sparked, and fuse into your skin as it burns.
   *Turn off the freaking gas when you are done!!!   *Turn off the freaking gas when you are done!!!
   *This means shutting both valves at the tank, and on the manifold!!!   *This means shutting both valves at the tank, and on the manifold!!!
   *Know what leaking propane smells like (rotten eggs).   *Know what leaking propane smells like (rotten eggs).
   *If you smell it, stop working and find the source.   *If you smell it, stop working and find the source.
 +
 +Avoiding Equipment Damage:
 +  * Leave the blower fan running during cool down.
 +  * Be careful not to stab/​tear/​rip the forge lining, it is fragile.
 +
 ===Casting Furnace=== ===Casting Furnace===
 +  *Designated casting nights occur on alternate Thursdays, if possible schedule a pour around one of those.
 +  *Do not use without supervision from one of the trainers.
 +    *Bred D.
 +    *Matt W.
 +    *Dan J.
 +    *Tom Gr.
 ===Spin caster=== ===Spin caster===
  
 ====Laser Cutters==== ====Laser Cutters====
-?+[[members:​LaserCutterTraining|Laser Cutter Training]]
  
 ====3D Printers==== ====3D Printers====
-? +===Makerbot Replicator=== 
 +  * Leveling the plate 
 +  * Unloading and loading filament 
 +  * Cleaning the plate 
 +  * Using Makerware to print 
 +  * Removing completed work from the plate
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