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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Thursdays; 12/5/19 - 12/12/19

Class Description
In this class you will learn how to use the Bridgeport mill to perform basic precision machining operations. You will learn about tool selection, selecting spindle speeds, and climb milling vs. conventional milling. You will practice setting up the machine, holding work in the vise, changing tools and performing basic cuts.

This training will give beginning students the information they need in order to safely operate the mill and also serves as a good refresher for people who have not used a mill recently.

Successful completion of this class will provide students with the knowledge needed to participate in tool testing for the Artisan’s Asylum Bridgeport mills.

Class Goals 
Learn about tool selection for different milling operations
Hold parts using the vise and parallels
Learn about calculating Speeds and Feeds
Practice changing tools and setting spindle speeds
“Zero” the X, Y, and Z axis
Perform basic cuts in aluminum stock using end mills
Understand the concept of Backlash
Learn about climb milling and conventional milling
Clean and oil the mill.

Materials Provided
Safety glasses, End Mills, Aluminum Stock

Class Dates
Thursdays; 2/20/20 – 2/27/20



This class will not run with fewer than 2 students


Artisan’s Asylum
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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