Flywheel Energy Storage Unit:CNC Floor Plan Proposal

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i3Detroit won a grant application from EDSFUND to cover 40% ( = $5474) of the cost of an order from Tormach CNC. As part of the grant we're working on a bicycle-based flywheel energy storage system that we will manufacture using a Tormach PCNC 1100 with rotary table attachment. What this means for i3 that members will gain access to 4-axis milling, something currently not available in the CNC Zone or in the Metal Shop. The i3 members on the EDSFUND grant team are leading a fundraising effort to come up with the remaining $8586 needed to pay for the Tormach CNC equipment. The grant team also needs the membership to share their thoughts on where Tormach would fit best into the space available in the CNC Zone. More will be coming on the fundraising soon, but for now please take some time to look through this survey on the floor plan!

--Kmbrown314 (talk) 21:59, 20 April 2015 (EDT)

Grant Submission


Please take a minute to look at these floor plan proposals and fill out this two-question GoogleDocs survey.

Current CNC Floor Plan and Tormach PCNC 1100 Dimensions

Proposed Floor Plan Options

In these floor plans, yellow cross-hatched areas represent clearance around the PCNC 1100 that are required for movement around the space, working at the machine and performing maintenance. There also needs to be a space approximately 3 ft x 3 ft next to the PCNC 1100 for a workstation that controls the PCNC 1100's servos and also allows CNC machinists to set up and operate the CNC for their projects. The white hatching in the center of the PCNC 1100 block represents the footprint of the base that the PCNC 1100 sits on.