Tools/boxford/induction

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Some of the tools at the Hackspace are potentially hazardous to use, for these tools members are required to have an induction before they can use them. Inductions provide the most basic information on how to safely and effectively use the simpler functions of the tools, we appreciate that some members may have professional experience on some of these tools and in this case please tell your induction provider and the induction may be very reduced and just cover any risks or procedures specific to rLab. Some tools have multiple levels of induction in order to cover more advanced uses of that tool without making the basic induction take too long, higher induction levels will introduce some of the more advanced features of the tools but as with all inductions are only intended to provide basic information on the capabilities of the tools and how to use them safely. Some members of rLab may be willing to offer more detailed tuition beyond basic induction level or offer guided practice sessions in exchange for beer money or assistance on their own projects.

For all tools you are only required to take level-1 induction before use, after that you may perform any task that you feel confident you can do safely, higher levels of induction may be useful to you in performing more advanced operations but are not required before doing tasks covered in them so long as you're confident of your ability to handle those tasks without risk to yourself, others, or the tool.

PLEASE NOTE : All induction providers are volunteers who are providing inductions to the best of their ability but are NOT qualified instructors. Inductions are provided on a best-effort basis but you and you alone are responsible for your safety while using the tools and for satisfying yourself that you can operate the tools safely. There are professional training courses available from various providers in Reading and the surrounding area if you feel they are appropriate for the level of work you intend to undertake. Reading these notes is NOT a substitute for an in-person induction.

Note for wiki editors : Please do not edit induction pages unless you are one of of the people that gives that induction

Types of induction

The Boxford induction is offered in 3 varients

Type For? Covers Duration Cost Toolkit included? Requirements
Boxford Workshop People with no prior experience of milling or large CNC tools
  • Principles of milling
  • Designing for milling
  • CNC programming
  • Workflows
  • Tool and work setups
  • Safety procedures
  • Generating and running G-code
  • Shutdown and cleanup
3hr classroom session, 2hr workshop session Approx £40 Yes
  • Basic familiarity with Fusion360 and an AutoDesk account
  • Have designed something in Fusion360 from scratch
  • Have a laptop capable of running Fusion360
  • Been inducted on the rLab 3D printer and successfully used it to print a design of your own making.
  • Be able to use the compressor
Full Induction People who've used milling machines before but not skilled at CNC
  • CNC programming
  • Tool and work setups
  • Safety procedures
  • Generating and running G-code
  • Shutdown and cleanup
1hr Classroom session, 2hr Workshop session Approx £40 Yes
  • Prior experience using manual milling machines
  • Basic familiarity with Fusion360 and an AutoDesk account.
  • Have designed something in Fusion360 from scratch
  • Have a laptop capable of running Fusion360
  • Be able to use the compressor
Mini-Induction People with extensive prior experience of CNC milling and Fusion360
  • Tool and work setups particular to the Boxford
  • Safety procedures
  • Running G-code on the boxford
  • Shutdown and cleanup
1hr workshop session Approx £10 No
  • Prior experience using CNC milling machines
  • Good familiarity with Fusion360 and an AutoDesk account.
  • Be able to use the compressor
  • Bring your own milling tools suitable for the job