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[*] posted on 2-4-2008 at 16:59
Machining Project


Hi, i have recently been assigned to do a project for my youth apprenticeship class. I have to produce a product of some sort and share my experiences. I work at a machine shop i have access to cnc mill, grinder, wire EDM and sinker EDM. I was wondering if any one could propose an interesting part or project I could do or at least point me in a direction. Thank you
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[*] posted on 2-4-2008 at 18:04


Here is what I want for starters:

http://www.aceglass.com/page.php?page=7651

http://www.aceglass.com/page.php?page=7658

I also want a 24/40 drill bit/reamer for making glassware stands.

Also could you please machine me some 16g or fairly heavy gauge 1.5" square tubing with 5/8 holes drilled on 4" centers approx 5' long?

I'm also lookin for someone that can weld 2" and 3" tri-clover ferrules onto 304 SS tubing in 5' lenths.

Last thing is some solid 3" PVC lathed down to where it will fit inside some 3" ID PVC pipe.




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[*] posted on 2-4-2008 at 19:41


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I work at a machine shop i have access to cnc mill, grinder, wire EDM and sinker EDM.


What?? No access to a lathe?????

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[*] posted on 2-4-2008 at 20:31


I'm sure he just forgot to mention it as it's pretty much the status quo to have a metal lathe in a metal shop. Hopefully!



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[*] posted on 2-4-2008 at 20:54


I would certainly expect lathes --- rather, from the way he phrased it,
it sounded like they might not have let him use the lathe.

As for what to build in a machine shop, here are some possible projects:

refractometer

single-pan analytical balance
(see plans at http://www.lindsaybks.com/arch/bal/index.html )

centrifuge

monochromator or spectroscope


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[*] posted on 2-4-2008 at 20:56


You could build a Castner Cell.

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[*] posted on 3-4-2008 at 18:45


Yes we have a lathe but its in a dilapidated condition and you are right i am not allowed to use it. Thanks for your hints i may look at making an analytic balance and believe it or not i actually thought about making a castner cell but i was worried about what the school board would think about it. Then again they might be really impressed i can't bet on anything in my town.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2008 at 18:51


Here is a link to our shop website you can see the type of stuff we do and what machines we have.
http://tricontoolinc.com/
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[*] posted on 3-4-2008 at 22:57


Then the analytic balance would be a good choice because the most
critical component is grinding precise knife and or cone edges and their
bearings which sounds like a job for the grinder. The beam is a linear
thing, just what mills were made for. As for the other stuff like pans, base
and post, adopt the design to your tools.
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