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Connections-Making Oldham Couplers

November 27th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

Oldham Couplers Provide a Flexible Way of Connecting Moving Parts. Here’s How to Do It Using a CNC Mill and 3D Printer.

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How to Use a Sine Vise

July 10th, 2012 by | Leave a comment
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Sine Vises are a handy tool for machinists, whether they’re using a CNC mill, manual mill, or a drill press. This short video tutorial demonstrates how easy it is to properly set up a sine vise for a milling or drilling project.

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Machine Shop Basics: Working with Strap Clamps

June 28th, 2012 by | Leave a comment
Setting Up Strap Clamps

Strap Clamp Basics: This is a quick video tutorial on the basics of using Strap Clamps to hold work securely to the table of a milling machine, as well as a few clamping tricks you might not have thought of.

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Another way to Thread: Thread Milling

May 10th, 2012 by | Leave a comment
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Have a CNC Machine in your STEM Shop? Thread Milling is another technique to make inside and outside threads that’s easier to do than you think.

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Fab Lab Skill Builder: How to Square a Block with a Milling Machine

May 3rd, 2012 by | 1 Comment
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This video tutorial demonstrates a foolproof procedure for squaring 6 sides of a block on a milling machine, brought to you by Tormach.

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Garage Sale Fab Lab

April 18th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

A few minutes a day checking the classifieds may mean getting equipped for manufacturing in your STEM classroom quickly and cheaply.

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Fab Lab Skill Builder: How to Square a CNC Mill Vise

April 9th, 2012 by | 1 Comment
Squaring the Tormach CNC Vise

Here’s a quick video tutorial from Tormach on how to Square a Vise on your CNC Milling Machine.

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Master the Edge Finder

March 15th, 2012 by | Leave a comment
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Edge finding is a surprisingly simple machine shop skill any budding fabber needs to master. Learn how to do it the right way.

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Tapping Made Even Easier

March 15th, 2012 by | 1 Comment
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Tapping can be a breeze, even for novice machinists. Here’s an easy way to make consistent, perfectly threaded holes every time with the help of a spring-loaded tap guide.

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Garage Sale Fab Lab

February 28th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

How to outfit your workshops on a budget and without wasted time.

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