Mounting Stock in a Manual Vice


How do you mount a piece of stock in a manual vice in your milling machine?


CIM Master Teacher Matt Baehr explains how to mount a piece of material in your manual vice and why he does it the way he does. This will apply to all other milling machines as well. See the short video below!

From McMaster-Carr: Parallels are excellent for inspection and layout on surface plates and for setups on drill presses and milling and grinding machines. Parallels are made of hardened or ground tool steel. SOme master teachers have also used laser cut acrylic for parallels as well; not as accurate, but they work pretty well and can be made any height you want!

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CNC Container Process 2018


I don’t understand how to make the CNC container project… can you elaborate?


There are lots of ways to do it, and a search of this site will give you many, but the steps outlined below is the easiest way to get started. want this is a PDF? Click HERE.

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Tool Attribute WS: What Speeds & Feeds for Renshape?


What are the speeds and feeds that you use in your classroom while CNC machining?


That’s really a loaded question!  It depends on a lot of different variables. With that said, below is a list of speeds, feeds, plunge rates, and general info I use when machining Renshape 440 or 450 in my classroom on an Intellitek Super Prolight 1000. I have used the same numbers consistently on the Benchmill 6000, as well as the ExpertMill. Note: These are conservative. As you should be in your classroom, especially as a first year teacher!

Thanks to Fred Routson for filling this out properly! I then went and added my two cents.

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Caz HS Tool Attribute WS


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