MEAM.Design - IPD 501 - CANDY


Th J12: Assigned

- Project Introduction

Tu J17: PDR, SolidCAM training

- Four-panel rendering of your best idea, saved as a JPG and emailed to (title both the file and email as "501-CANDY-RENDER-PennKey") before class 2:00PM

Th J19: CDR, CAM reviews begin, Machining begins

- Your CAM should be done or nearly done.
- Make an engineering drawing for your part that provides basic dimensions, stock size, and location of mounting holes. Email as a single .PDF file to (title both the file and email as "501-CANDY-STOCK-PennKey") before class by 2:00PM. We will use these to help you acquire the necessary stock.

Tu J31: Due

- Bring your desk candy to class completely finished.

Th F02: Canvas Reflection Due

- Complete the Canvas reflection for Candy by the beginning of class, 3:00 PM.

Use SolidWorks, SolidCAM, and the MiniMill to create some desk candy!

1. Completed desk candy.

*Cutting time will be scheduled in 4 hour time slots. Scheduling coming soon!

  • You must have a maximum simulated cutting time of 3 hours.
  • You are responsible for squaring up stock and making requisite fixturing (other than the provided fixture plate) before your machining slot.
  • Anodization will be available as a finishing process. For anodizing, the parts must be aluminum only (pressed in steel pins or other materials will ruin your part) and must have a 1/4-20 hole tapped in them.

Below is dedicated 501 stock. Other stock is subject to availability and speaking with Pete. All stock is 6061-T6 aluminum.

  • Bar: 1.5" x 4" , 2" x 4.5"
  • Rod: 2.5", 3.5"

Setup (MiniMill)

  • The Haas will be pre-configured with a steel fixture located against a stop in the vice, with the X-Y zero set as indicated here. The part Z-zero should be set to the top of the fixture.
  • 6-32x1.25" Alloy Steel fasteners will be provided to attach your part to the fixture plate.
  • The tools listed in the tool table will be loaded into the toolchanger, all zeroed to the top of the fixture.
  • The Candy tool table can be found here.