Unboxing Our Biggest Summer 2019 Member Giveback Item
Each month we purchase equipment and supplies/consumables that our members request. This summer we saved several month’s worth of funds and bought something big! It is a benchtop mill. It will let us machine metal, including steel. As purchased it is a manual mill – similar to a drill press. We have a donated digital readout system that we’re hoping to install so we can do very accurate machining. Long term we plan to upgrade it to CNC (Computer Numeric Control) so it can machine parts that were drawn in a CAD program. The photos below show the unboxing – a future blog post will cover installation and use.
New Equipment – Brake, Press, Slip-roll!
Dan, one of our members, recently donated a combination shear, press brake, and slip-roll that can do all kinds of cool stuff to sheet metal. In order to use it, we needed to put it on a stand, and due to the weight, the stand had to be sturdy! As luck would have it, a different member had donated some cabinets that fit the bill. The photos below show us building the cabinets into a stand for the shear, press brake, slip-roll.
New Tools, February
This month, our friends at BOSCH Tools donated a brand new 14" abrasive cut-off machine. We also purchased a number of new accessories for the media lab and vinyl cutter. Come see for yourself! Our next tech social is on Friday, March 1st.