The Pier 9 Workshop is excited to share our full roster of Machine Training Curriculum on Instructables. Each class was developed over 5 years of hands-on collaboration with industry experts. We hope the knowledge we've gathered here will help any level of user be successful in a workshop.
This class goes over the safe operation of the Matsuura MX-330 Vertical Mill in the Pier 9 Workshop. The Matsuura is a is a large, powerful 5 axis mill capable of machining complex accurate 3D parts in metal and plastic.
This basic operations class is part of the CNC Learning Path at Pier 9, and is suitable for students with CNC experience. Each class is a building block to the next. Metal Shop experience, Shopbot CNC router experience, and CNC 2 and CNC 3 are recommended before taking this course. A free PDF download of this class is available at the end of the last lesson.
For more machine training check out the other CNC classes Pier 9 offers:
Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Matsuura
An overview of the operation of the Matsuura 5-Axis Mill including machine specifications, control panel diagrams, allowed materials and basic safety.
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Lesson 2: Preparing to Run the Matsurra
Before machining a part on the mill you need to verify your CAM file and prepare the machine for use. This lesson will walk you through all the steps to ensure safe machine operation.
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Lesson 3: Materials and Calibration
How to install your stock in the machine, perform tool changes, and verify tool length offsets before starting your job.
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Lesson 4: Running the Mill
Loading your program into the mill, machining your part and cleaning up after yourself.
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Lesson 5: Operating the Matsuura
A quick reference review of the correct order of operations for using the Matsuura from prep to cleanup. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.
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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!