Vertical Mill I

Gain hands-on experience with vertical mills and learn how to machine precision parts out of aluminum, steel, and machinable plastics.

Topics covered include:

  • basic theory of operation
  • feeds and speeds
  • milling
  • drilling
  • threading
  • lubrication
  • tooling
  • work-holding

Students will practice facing, contouring, slotting techniques.

This class is an intro to using the vertical mills at TXRX machine shop and a prerequisite for the Vertical Mill II: CNC Milling workshop.

Completion of this workshop grants TXRX members access to machine shop studio hours.

* Fee Notes: All material costs covered

Requirements: Closed toed shoes

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