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Bridgeport Mill Training

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Bridgeport Mill Training

Time: March 26, 2023 from 10am to 5pm
Location: MakeHaven
Street: 770 Chapel St,
City/Town: New Haven
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Event Type: classes/workshops
Organized By: Brenda Brown
Latest Activity: Mar 15

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Event Description

Hands on learning of the fundamentals of safe and practical use of a Bridgeport Milling Machine.
Students who successfully compete this class will earn the Bridgeport Mill badge, allowing ongoing use for members. No previous experience required, however MakeHaven members must complete the online information and quiz to complete badging.  
The Learning Objectives are as follows:
Identify the locations and function of the milling machine's E-stop
Identify and demonstrate proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Explain and Identify Lock Out-Tag Out procedure and guidelines for the milling machine
List/adhere to all shop/lab safety rules established by Make Haven
Identify the location and function of the components on the mill
Demonstrate safe insertion and removal of cutting tools
Demonstrate adequate clamping/fixturing procedure of work-piece
Demonstrate proper start up and speed selection sequence for both belt driven and variable-speed spindles
Identify and confirm proper spindle rotation for intended cutting tool
Identify and explain the function of machines preventative maintenance (TPM) requirements
Demonstrate the accurate and safe squaring of the machine's vise
Demonstrate and explain the need for accurate edgefinding of a workpiece
Demonstrate proper care and use of precision measuring tools (dial indicator, micrometer, dial caliper)
Reference the Machinists Handbook for proper tool selection / cutting speeds and feeds.

Please note: The online portion of the Bridgeport badge *must* be completed before the day of class. MakeHaven members must have passed the badge quiz. Any participant who has not completed this portion may be unable to participate hands-on with the machines (at the instructors discretion).

Instructor: Brandon DaSilva
Ticket Prices:
General Public: $218
Partnerships: $196
MakeHaven Members: $185
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