Apr 02 2012

Product Design with FreeCAD

Sketched in with LibreCAD, v1.0.1, then 3D modeled . . . show details

Sketched in with LibreCAD, v1.0.1, then 3D modeled with FreeCAD v.12-5382, on Debian (Squeeze) GNU/Linux.  The actual size is ~4" x 0.5" x 0.1". The material is 304 stainless. The next step is to write the gcode and machine the actual product. Followed by laser marking with CerMark.

Mar 30 2012

TIG Cart

A cart for Miller Diversion 180 TIG welder was designed with FreeCAD and welded using a Miller SP175+ MIG Welder.

Nov 12 2011

Miller Diversion180 Tig Welder

The Miller Diversion 180, an entry level (230V/120) budget TIG welder arrived today.  A TIG welding car is being drawn using OpenSCAD.

Jul 06 2011

Haas VF-2SS Chip Tray

A simple chip try was needed to catch the metal swarf and reduce coolant tank contamination.   The chip was was designed with OpenSCAD and acrylic panels were laser cut with the ULS M300 35W laser engraver.  The laser cut  acrylic panels are glued together with acrylic solvant.

Jul 06 2011

Sewing Machine Stand

A Tippman Aerostich (Made in USA) pnematically operated sewing machine was recently acquired and was in need of a stand.  A quick sketch was rendered using OpenSCAD, the square tubing frame was welded with a Lincoln SP170-T MIG welder, and the table top was routed using the Haas SR-100 CNC router.  

Jun 20 2011

Haas SR-100 Vacuum Table

A 3 zone vacuum table was routed from MDF, sealed with multiple coats of polyacrylic, and plumbed to an Italian made Travaini TRVM40-200 oil ring vacuum pump, via 2" pvc piping.

Jun 13 2011

ULS M300 Laser Cartridge Replacement

After 8 years of use, the power output on the 35Watt CO2 laser cartridge on the ULS M300 laser engraver (Made in USA) started to fade within a couple minutes of vector cutting.    ULS has a laser cartridge exchange program and the installation is a quick toolless 5 minute process. 

Apr 21 2011

Haas SR-100 Router and Oneida V3000 Cyclone Dust Collector

A domestically manuifactured Onedia V-3000 dust collector was ordered and installed for the Haas SR-100 router.

Mar 23 2011

Work In Progress 3

With the installation of the domestically manufactured Royal 5C Pneumatic Collet Closer, the Haas TL2 cnc tool room lathe with the optional 3500rpm spindle is officially operational.

Mar 22 2011

Work In Progress 3

Almost ready . . .