If your project requires use of the Precision Machining Laboratory you must fill out a, MACHINING WORK PERMIT!

Come see us at the NEW website MeamLabs.seas.upenn.edu

See the Laboratories page for information on how to gain access to our shop.

Vertical Bandsaw

V01 - Vertical Bandsaw Overview
machine description
blade guide
rip fence
speed adjustment
air system
V02 - Vertical Bandsaw Overview
3 tooth rule
flat stock
round stock

Manual Milling

M01 - Mill Basics
machine overview
a tour of the head
tool insertion
the vise
the table
facing demonstration
tool removal
side-milling demonstration
M02 - Finding Edges
vise stop
123 block
drill chuck
mechanical edge finder
digital readout
M03 - Making Holes I
center drill
twist drill
peck-drilling technique
M04 - Creating Internal Threads
thread-forming tools
hand-tapping technique
M05 - Reaming Holes
switching to low gear
chucking reamers
reaming technique
returning to high gear
M06 - Making Holes II
creating the angular hole

Hybrid CNC Machining on the Prototraks

P01 - Machine Basics
machine overview
jog mode
inserting tools
setting spindle speed
using the DRO
P02 - Conversational Programming
defining part geometry
setting tool data
performing a trial run
running code


L01 - Lathe Basics
machine overview
5C workholding collets
setting spindle speed (3 machines)
carriage, cross-slide, and compound
power feed (3 machines)
tool holders and tool post
adjusting tool angle and height
setting part zeros
deburring edges
L02 - Parting Off
part-off tool basics
tool length, angle, and height
cutting demonstration
L03 - The Tailstock
tailstock overview
loading tools
drilling demonstration
tool removal

Full CNC Machining

"Hank" ... Haas Mini Mill and ProtoTRAK
"Yolanda" ... Haas TL-1
ProtoTRAK in 3 Axis

Metrology - Peter Rockett has put together the following video covering the basics of metrology for the MEAM 147 class


and oh, there's so much more!

Feeds and Speeds