Intellitek Mill: From Set up to Making Your First Part

So you have a new small cnc milling machine… what now???? From how to clamp a part to the table to making your first part, this is the video to watch. See the references section below for links to the other info in the video.

Video Time Stamps:

0:24 Vices
0:38 Drill press vice
1:25 Machine vice
2:30 Accuracy of a vice
4:30 Machinist squares
5:25 Strap clamps
8:42 Fixed corner/stock
9:00 Putting your stock in the vice
10:00 Laser cut parallels
10:50 other parallels
11:30 Magnetic parallels
13:00 Finding home
13:55 Finding PRZ
14:00 What’s a tool library?
15:00 What’s PLTW’s tool library
16:30 What tool can I use to cut wood?
17:30 CNCmotion: entering tools
19:50 Installing a tool in the spindle
20:30 Using the height offset gauge
22:05 testing your tool library
25:48 Setting a reference height
30:30 Preventing oxidation
33:30 Finding PRZ
34:10 Using an edge finder (video)
37:01 ILAR method
38:20 Match the tool in the machine to the one in the software.
39:59 Changing stock size CNCbase/motion
40:30 Verify the part
42:30 Run the part
49:30 Safe position

How do I use HSM to make parts in Inventor:
CNCmotion Solutions (answers to common questions when using CNCmotion):
How do I use an Edgefinder?

 Tooling Basics PPT can be found on this site here:
Step Clamps:
Toolmaker’s Vise:
Drill Press Vise:
Parallel Clamp (Use with a neodymium magnet, you can buy them at Home Depot)  
Cyclone for your Shop Vac:

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