Milling Machine - Create a Toy Maze PBL Project

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Milling Machine - Create a Toy Maze PBL Project

This project is an introductory/familiarization project for students using a manual milling machine. Using a manual mill, student will design and machine a small child's toy maze. The main objective is for students to learn how to setup and machine a simple part. Students will learn the basics of running a Bridgeport style mill, including, tool selection, safety, setup and basic controls. Students will also be give the opportunity to design their own project. Analyst of a BB: Students will be guided though design considerations for their maze. Focusing on tool selection in relationship to the BB that will be used at the ball in their maze. Students will also calculate feeds and speed. Machine Safety and Operations: Students will learn the safety consideration of a vertical milling machine. They will also be demonstrated how a vertical mill is setup and operated. Design A Children Toy Maze: Students will learn the manufacturing limitation of the vertical milling machine. Using these limitations, along with other design criteria and constraints, students will design a custom maze for manufacturing. Time for Chips: Students will layout out the cut paths for their maze on the stock. Then using the milling machine, they will setup, machine and clean up the children’s maze. Final Assembly and Play Time: Students will deburr, and finish assembly their maze, enjoying its challenge. This unit is brought to you by Scott Seacrist (CTE) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by Team Lead Gayle Nicholls-Ali.
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