Follow along as we use SolidWorks, SprutCAM, a piece of 6061 aluminum, and the Tormach PCNC 1100 to design and machine a production fixture for the Saunders Machine Works hitch covers!
One of the biggest steps in moving from manual to CNC is getting away from the Vise! Vises are great – so are soft jaws (check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm6G1WvczsE !) but building and using fixtures is where you can maximize the machines capabilities.
We manufacture Gun Target Hitch Covers (http://bit.ly/1pannqj) which require one machining operation to engrave the faux cardboard perforation lines. When we were just starting out, we machined this one-at-a-time in a vise. But it’s time to step it up! This fixture will let us quickly drop six in place! We can be off doing other work while these are running!
Hitch Covers: http://bit.ly/1pannqj
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Machining Hard Steel with Soft Jaws: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLxynJaxa2g
Control Large DC Motors with Arduino: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW-Bf3yjUyE
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Post time: Jun-16-2017