Bridgeport Mill Training

Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Hands on learning of the fundamentals of safe and practical use of a Bridgeport Milling Machine.


 

About this Class


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.

 

 

Ticket Prices:
General Public: $218
Partnerships: $196
MakeHaven members: $185


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
Real name: 
Brandon DaSilva

Instructor

Instructor Bio: 

I have been working as a machinist/tool maker/cnc programmer/robotics technician and Harley Davidson motorcycle technician for the past 20 years. I am interested in learning and sharing knowledge and skills for the personal development of myself and others.

 

Location: 

MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.

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Accessibility

Our facilities undergo periodic reviews to maximize ADA compliance. We offer accessible bathrooms, elevators, and wide walkways. In tool usage, we aim for universal access and work individually to adapt tools for safe usage as necessary. If you anticipate needing an adaptation to participate in this event or have further questions, please contact us at events@makehaven.org.