When Tue Jun 19 2pm — 5pm
Where Purple Classroom
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Learn about the operational basics of the machine shop's Bridgeport Mill, capabilities and limitations and where to find a variety of attachments, appurtenances and measuring tools..
Host bob karnaugh


  • Cost: Free
  • Restrictions:
    • DMS members only
    • Ages 18+

Cancellations for this event must be made before June 19, 2018 — 2:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Introduction to the Bridgeport Mill:
Protect yourself
Protect the lathe
Being a considerate user
Milling versus Drilling
Description of the various parts of the Mill
Mill controls and cautions
How to load/unload a cutter and a draw bar caution
The Digital read out
Selecting the cutting speed
Selecting a prudent cutting depth
Setting the auto feed and cautions about its use
Squaring and fixturing a work piece
Dealing with common problems such as deflection
The use of Measurement tools
Squaring the vice and caution about the tram
The MIT Machine Shop videos on Youtube

Includes an hour in class followed by at least an hour at the mill

At the beginning of class each student will be expected to indicate the up coming mill related project he/she has by drawing, picture or other means.

Special Considerations and Warnings

Work and class in the machine shop area requires safety glasses whenever machinery is in use, closed top shoes (best are steel toe shoes). Note: The machine shop area can be a bit grimy.