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| StorageLocation = In the center of the shop - it's the huge gray thing.
 
| StorageLocation = In the center of the shop - it's the huge gray thing.
  
| MakeModel = Torq-Cut 22
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| MakeModel = Bridgeport Discovery
  
| PartNumber =  
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| PartNumber = Torq-Cut 22
 
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| Documents = Link(s) to on-line documentation
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| LooksLike = [[File:Torqcut22.jpg|200px]]
 
| LooksLike = [[File:Torqcut22.jpg|200px]]
  
| Rules = Must be on the list of operators to actually run the machine, but anyone can request a part to be cut.  This will be flushed out better once the tool chain is set up.
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| Rules = Must be on the list of operators to actually run the machine, but anyone can request a part to be cut.
  
| Instructions =
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| OtherReferences =  
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Travels - 22" x 16" x 20"
  
You can write the instructions here. Or maybe add a link
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Spindle Motor - 7.5 HP
to another page or the user's manual.
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[[Bridgeport_CNC_Mill|Procedures]]
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Spindle RPM - 7500 RPM
  
| MaintenanceInfo =
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Spindle Taper - 40
  
Maintenance Info is kept on this page:<br>
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Machine Weight Approx 6500 Lbs.
[[Bridgeport_Maintenance]]
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| Instructions =
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* [[Torq Cut Process Flowchart]]
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* [[Torqcut Start-up procedure]]
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| MaintenanceInfo =
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Maintenance is performed by the operators
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[[Bridgeport_Maintenance|Maintenance Procedures for Operators]]
 
| ToDos =  
 
| ToDos =  
  
In the final stages of being set up.  Tool chain still needs to be defined.
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# A pricing structure needs to be established.  This is to cover consumables used in making parts for members.
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# Need to order a spare replacement Hella bulb so we have an extra on-hand.  Oder info for: [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002M9UU2/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00 HELLA H83135211 24V 70W H3] bulb.
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| FAQs =
 
| FAQs =
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  Q. What types of files does the CNC support?
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  A. The CNC itself only takes G-Code in a generic text file with an extension of ".txt".
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  Q. How do I generate g-code for the CNC?
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  A. There are a couple of different ways.
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      1. Create a text file with the appropriate G & M Codes. 
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          There is a program reference guide on the shelves back by the machine.
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      2. Use a wizard to create the g-code for you.
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          There are a couple of g-code generators listed in the useful links on the main page for the [[CNC Shop]].
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      3. Use CAM software to create g-code from a 3D model.
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          MasterCAM is available on the [[Design Workstation]] in the CNC area.
  
A list of commonly asked questions
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  Q. What tips would you give in designing a part?
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  A. Design your part with the knowledge that you will need to hold in some fashion while it is being cut.  Without proper hold downs it will be very hard to cut you part accurately.
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| Category = Departed Equipment
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| Zone = CNC Shop
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| RepairNeeded =
  
 
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[[Category:CNC Shop]]
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== Operators ==
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! scope="col" | Operator Name
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! scope="col" | Trained By
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| Brian Wennberg
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| Owner
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| John Anderson
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| Owner
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| James Kemp
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| Owner
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| Paul Kerchen
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| Brian W.
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| Allen Majorovic
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| Brian W.
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Latest revision as of 12:24, 22 August 2014

Bridgeport Discovery Torq-Cut 22

A vertical CNC machining center with 22" travel.

Basic Info

  • Ownership: Nate Bezanson (48%),John Anderson (18.5%), Brian Wennberg (18.5%), James Kemp (15%)
  • Location: In the center of the shop - it's the huge gray thing.
  • What it looks like:

Torqcut22.jpg

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Bridgeport Discovery
  • Part Number: Torq-Cut 22

Documentation

not specified

Rules

Must be on the list of operators to actually run the machine, but anyone can request a part to be cut.

Instructions

Other References

Travels - 22" x 16" x 20"

Spindle Motor - 7.5 HP

Spindle RPM - 7500 RPM

Spindle Taper - 40

Machine Weight Approx 6500 Lbs.

Maintenance

Maintenance is performed by the operators Maintenance Procedures for Operators

Things that Need to be Done

  1. A pricing structure needs to be established. This is to cover consumables used in making parts for members.
  2. Need to order a spare replacement Hella bulb so we have an extra on-hand. Oder info for: HELLA H83135211 24V 70W H3 bulb.

FAQs

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  Q. What types of files does the CNC support?
  A. The CNC itself only takes G-Code in a generic text file with an extension of ".txt".


  Q. How do I generate g-code for the CNC?
  A. There are a couple of different ways.
      1. Create a text file with the appropriate G & M Codes.  
         There is a program reference guide on the shelves back by the machine.
      2. Use a wizard to create the g-code for you.
         There are a couple of g-code generators listed in the useful links on the main page for the CNC Shop.
      3. Use CAM software to create g-code from a 3D model. 
         MasterCAM is available on the Design Workstation in the CNC area.
  Q. What tips would you give in designing a part?
  A. Design your part with the knowledge that you will need to hold in some fashion while it is being cut.  Without proper hold downs it will be very hard to cut you part accurately.


Operators

Operator Name Trained By
Brian Wennberg Owner
John Anderson Owner
James Kemp Owner
Paul Kerchen Brian W.
Allen Majorovic Brian W.