Machine Shop

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The Baum Family Maker Space machine shop provides a wide variety of machining capabilities to support activities for individual students, class assignments and the needs of the Viterbi competition teams.  The machine shop is staffed two full time professional machinists who can fabricate items requested by students, but also provide training to students who wish to learn to use the equipment themselves.

The following describes many of the major pieces of equipment in the machine shop.

Haas VF-2SS Vertical Milling Center

The Haas VF-2SS is a computer numerical controlled (CNC) milling machine for fully automated 3-axis precision milling, with 12,000 RPM spindle speed and an automatic tool changer capable of holding up to 30 different tools. 

 

Material options:

• Aluminum

 

 

 

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OMAX 5555 Water Jet Cutter

The OMAX water jet cutting machine uses a very high pressure stream of water to allow rapid, precision cutting in a 2D plane with a cutting envelope of 4'7" by 4'7".

 

Material optons:

• Steel

• Aluminum

• Stone

• Plastics

• Ceramics & carbides

• Composites & laminates

 

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Bridgeport Mill with ProtoTRAK KMX CNC

The Maker Space has two Bridgeport vertical mills, the standard of traditional three-axis milling, retrofitted with CNC capabilities.  Both have been upgraded with Trax 2-axis CNC controls.

 

Material options:

• Steel

• Aluminum

• Brass

• Plastics

• Wood

 

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Bridgeport Vertical Mill with CNC Controls

The Maker Space has a Bridgeport vertical mill retrofitted with Trax 3-axis CNC controls. 

Material options:

• Steel

• Aluminum

• Brass

• Plastics

• Wood

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Trax TRL 1630RX Toolroom Lathe

The Trax TRL 1630RX is a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) lathe for 2-axis CNC milling with the option for traditional control.  It has a 16″ swing and 30″ between centers.

 

Materiall options:

• Steel

• Aluminum

 

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Hardinge Lathe

The two Hardinge lathes are manual lathes for general machining jobs.

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H.E.S. Lathe

The H.E.S. lathe is a French built lathe with a 20" swing, 12 3/8" swing over the cross-slide, and can hold at least a 66" long part.  It can thread both metric and Unified Inch Screw Threads. Speed ranges from 36 to 1800 rpm.

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DoAll 3612H Bandsaw

The DoAll 3612H bandsaw has throat depth of 36" (maximum wide piece you can cut) and a maximum height of 12".  It can cut wood, plastics, and non-hardened metals. It has a blade welder which will allow you to cut inside profiles.
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Grizzley Horizontal Bandsaw

The horizonal band saw is used to cut metal and other materials.

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Published on December 6th, 2020

Last updated on August 16th, 2023