CNC Mill 3 2nd OP - Lab Instructions

Instructions for completing the machine portion of the CNC Mill 3 upgrade for the 2nd OP mill.

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Overview

These lab instructions are for the CNC Mill 3 2nd OP upgrade and is designed to be accompanied by the relevant machine guide for the upgrade (e.g. CNC Mill 3 - 2nd OP should use the 2nd OP 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). Tools and GCD file are located in the designated tool box at the machine.

Tool List

Part A

Part B

Operations

Part A

  1. Upload program M3-A.GCD to the controller, from thumb drive found in the green toolbox dedicated for each machine.
  2. Set up tools in tool table.
  3. Set the tools into the ATC.
  4. Secure the stock in the vise and set X0,Y0 in the center of the stock, using the edge finder.
  5. Set Z 0 at the top of the stock. If using shim stock, enter thickness of shim stock.
  6. 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.GCD to the controller, from the thumb drive in the green toolbox dedicated for each machine.
  2. Set up tools in tool table.
  3. Set the tools into the ATC.
  4. Secure the stock in the vise and set X0,Y0 in the center of the stock, using the edge finder.
  5. Set Z 0 at the top of the stock. If using shim stock, enter thickness of shim stock.
  6. Use tracking at the start of each operation to make sure Z axis for each tool is set correctly.

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