Machine Shop

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The machine shop

Contents

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Machine Shop wardens, tool-owners and users! Make this page more awesome and provide content about the voodoo you do so well!

Bench Grinder

Safety Notes

  • Do not use the bench grinder on aluminum as the aluminum flakes can trap heat in and cause the wheel to fracture.
  • Do not cut off any piece of your body

Equipment

Useful Sites

Virtual Machine Shop

Information on a wide variety of machining operations.

http://kanabco.com/vms/library.html

G-Code Generators

CNC Halftone Wizard

Creates the g-code for creating a halftone interpretation of a PNG, JPG or GIF.

http://synapticcircle.com/technopolis/2011/09/04/cnc-halftone-wizard-1-0/

CAM.PY

Written in python by Neil Gershenfeld of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. CAM.PY generates g-code tool paths for milling 2D and 3D objects. Useful in creating g-code for cutting PCB's.

http://fab.cba.mit.edu/about/fab/dist/cad.py

Information on Gears

Timing Belts, Pulleys and Metric Gears

Info from Stock Drive Products/ Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI)

http://www.sdp-si.com/web/html/reference_library.htm

Lathe Machines

Introduction to the Mini Lathe

If you know how a dog works with a face plate you may not need to look, but otherwise

http://www.mini-lathe.com/Mini_lathe/Introduction/introduction.htm

Trash

  • Please don't throw sheet metal, copper, or aluminum away. We recycle these.