This class is the follow-on to the MW: Vertical Mill Sign Off class, and is designed to introduce the student to the advanced capabilities and features of the Bridgeport and Index vertical mills. We will cover the set-up of the mill, methods of securing parts, basic end mill bits, table operations, understanding the Digital Read Out (DRO), and the differences between the Bridgeport/Index and the Enco Mill.
After the class, students will receive material, parts, and a drawing of the class project: a machinist tool block with assorted sized of center drills and a 6" stainless scale to keep. Completion and instructor approval of the class project within the next 30 days is a prerequisite to being signed off on the Bridgeport and Index milling machines. 1:1 instructor assistance is available during the project completion period for any student requiring additional direction or assistance with mill operations.
--Sign off: Bridgeport/Index Mill (UPON COMPLETION OF CLASS PROJECT AND INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL)
--Tools Covered: BridgePort/Index Mill
--Prerequisites: --MW: Yellow Metal Sign Off
--MW: Vertical Mill Sign Off
--Significant RECENT experience with the Enco Mill or other mill experience
--Key member (For the first few classes, Key members have priority)
--17 yo or greater with signed off member supervision
--Mandatory Safety Dress Code: Metal shop dress code enforced. Comfortable, close-toed shoes; no jewelry; no loose clothing; long pants; hair/beard tied back. ==>DO NOT wear synthetics.
Note: Must arrive within 15 minutes of sign off class start time.
Instructor: Jonathan Thacher is the CNC steward and a metalworker experienced at both use and repair of the metalshop tools.
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