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CNC Mill 3 - Lab Instructions

Instructions for completing the machine portion of the CNC Mill 3 upgrade for any mill

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Overview

These lab instructions are for all CNC Mill 3 type upgrades and is designed to be accompanied by the relevant machine guide for the upgrade (e.g. CNC Mill 3 - 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 1” parallels
  • Edge finder
  • 6” calipers
  • CNC mill 3 tooling box
  • Tool 1: 1/4 ” center cutting end mill (1” flute length)

Part B

  • Pair of 1” parallels
  • Edge finder
  • 6” caliper
  • CNC mill 3 tooling box
  • Tool 1: 1/2 ” center cutting end mill
  • Tool 2: 1/4” ball nose end mill

Operations

Part A

  1. Upload program M3-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. Set Z 0 at the top of the stock. If using shim stock, enter thickness of shim stock.
  5. Use tracking at the start of each operation to make sure Z axis for each tool is set correctly.

Part B

  1. Upload program M3-B.cam to the controller, from the thumb drive in 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. Set Z 0 at the top of the stock. If using shim stock, enter thickness of shim stock.
  5. Use tracking at the start of each operation to make sure Z axis for each tool is set correctly.

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Keywords:cnc mill 3 three upgrade   Doc ID:83250
Owner:Jay B.Group:TEAM Lab Documentation
Created:2018-06-27 15:16 CSTUpdated:2020-10-01 11:33 CST
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