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CNC Mill 2 - Lab Instructions

Instructions for completing the machine portion of the CNC Mill 2 upgrade for any mill

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Overview

These lab instructions are for all CNC Mill 2 type upgrades and is designed to be accompanied by the relevant machine guide for the upgrade (e.g. CNC Mill 2 - TrakDPM should use the TrakDPM machine guide listed below. If at any point during the training you have any questions please contact staff.

Machine Guides

Part Files

Material Requirements

Parts A & B will be made on the same piece of stock (one on top face, one on bottom face). You can get the material from staff when checking out your tools.

Tool List

Part A

  • Pair of 1¼”parallels
  • Edge finder
  • 6” caliper
  • CNC mill 2 part A tooling box
    • Tool 1: #2 center drill
    • Tool 2: #7 drill
    • Tool 3: 1/8” drill
    • Tool 4: 5/16” 2 flute center cutting finishing end mill
    • Tool 5: 3/32” 2 flute center cutting finishing end mill.

Part B

  • Pair of 1¼”parallels
  • Edge finder
  • 6” caliper
  • CNC mill 2 part B tooling box
    • Tool 1: #2 center drill
    • Tool 2: 5/32” drill
    • Tool 3: 3/8” 2 flute center cutting finishing end mill
    • Tool 4: 1/4” 2 flute center cutting finishing end mill

Operations

Part A

  1. Upload program M2-A.cam to the controller, from thumb drive found in the red toolbox.
  2. Set up tools in tool table, starting with the reference tool.
  3. Secure the stock in the vise and set X0,Y0 in the center of the stock, using the edge finder.
  4. Use tool 4(endmill) to set Z 0 at the top of the stock.  If using shim stock, set Z to the thickness of the shimstock.
  5. Use TRAKing at the start of each operation to make sure Z axis for each tool is set correctly. (Should zero at the top of the stock.)

Part B

  1. Upload program M2-B.cam to the controller, from thumb drive found in the red toolbox.
  2. Set up tools in tool table, starting with the reference tool.
  3. Secure the stock in the vise and set X0,Y0 in the center of the stock, using the edge finder.
  4. Use tool 3(endmill) to set Z 0 at the top of the stock.  If using shim stock, set Z to the thickness of the shimstock.
  5. Use TRAKing at the start of each operation to make sure Z axis for each tool is set correctly. (Should zero at the top of the stock.)

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Keywords:cnc mill 2 two upgrade   Doc ID:83013
Owner:Eric E.Group:TEAM Lab Documentation
Created:2018-06-18 09:48 CSTUpdated:2020-04-01 11:08 CST
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