Category:Tools & Equipment

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We have an ever-growing assortment of tools and equipment in the makerspace that are available for qualified members to use. The equipment is categorized by safety criteria into three groups:

  • Green: Easy to operate safely, only minor injury possible while using this equipment
  • Yellow: Requires care to operate safely, major injury is possible though unlikely, damage to an expensive tool and/or time consuming repair may be required
  • Red: Requires specialized training to operate safely, major injury to yourself and others is possible without proper precautions.

Below is a list of equipment that is currently available at the makerspace:

In the Shop:

  • Desktop CNCs (qty: 2)
  • Bridgeport mills (qty: 2) (Bonnie and Clyde) with
    • DRO
    • Power feed
    • End mills
    • Fly cutters
    • Boring bars
    • Collets
    • Drill chucks
    • Tapping head
    • Arbors & slitting saws
  • Precision Measuring tools, including:
    • Dial indicators
    • Center finders
    • Alignment tools
    • Digital calipers
    • Machinist squares
  • 4", 9” & 13” metal lathes (Hardinge, other, other) with:
    • AXA quick mount tool posts (9" & 13")
    • 3 and 4 jaw chucks
    • 5C Collets
    • Tapering fixture (13" only)
    • Assorted tooling such as LH,RH cutters, boring bars, cut off tools
    • Power feed (9" only)
    • Threading capability
  • Arc, MIG, TIG, & gas welding
  • Plasma cutter
  • Fume filtration system
  • Two table saws, including a cabinet grade SawStop
    • Tapering jig
    • Zero clearance insert
  • Band saws (qty 3)
    • 14" Resawing
    • 14" General purpose
    • 10" metal/plastic
  • Drill press (qty 2)
  • 15" Planer
  • 8" Jointer
  • 16/32" Drum sander
  • Chop saw
  • Downdraft sanding table
  • 8” & 6" Disk/belt sanders
  • 12" Disk Sander
  • Oscillating spindle sander
  • Router & router table
  • Jig saws

3D Fabrication:

  • 3D printers (Makerbot Replicator & BFB3000)
  • Laser cutters (qty 2)
  • Filament extruder
  • Digitizer arm
  • Kinect Scanners & Software
  • CAD workstation with AutoCAD, OpenSCAD, MeshCAM, Makerware

Printing & Signage:

  • 60”,56”, 48” & 15” plotters
  • 6’ digital displays/signs (qty 2)
  • 24” vinyl cutter

Textiles:

  • Sewing Machines:
    • Consew 225 Industrial Machine
    • Singer Stylist 457
    • Other Singer (model number?)
    • Babylock Protege Serger
  • looms

Electronics:

  • Test Equipment (Oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators, logic analyzer)
  • Power supplies
  • Prototyping facilities (soldering irons, etc)
  • LittleBits Education Kits (4 sets)
  • Lego Mindstorms

Computing:

  • Raspberry Pi stations
  • Desktop Linux stations

Those items that have actual pages constructed already will appear in the category listing in the next section. Clicking on the link will take you a page which discusses how the equipment is categorized, any training or informational material that is available, it's current status, etc.