The metal shop provides space, tools and resources for metal fabrication. This document provides a plan for the development of the metal shop.
*High priority means that this tool needs has a high acquisition, maintenance, modification or repair demands.
Tools for manipulating sheet metal.
|Plasma cutter||High||Needs torch current sense||For plasma cutter table|
|Metal brake (straight bends)||High||acquire||Fabricating boxes, shapes for sheet metal projects|
|Metal shear (straight cuts)||High||acquire||Fabrication|
|Punch||Low||acquire||Holes for projects|
Tools for cutting and working with hollow tubing, solid rods, and smaller bar stock.
|Pipe bender||High||See "Need"||We need a system to be able to temporarily secure equipment (pipe bender, anvil, band saw, grinder, drill press) to the floor in work and storage locations.|
|Large pipe cutter||Low||acquire||For clean cuts of pipes and making threads.|
|Small pipe cutter||Medium||acquire||Hand tool for cutting pipe|
|Metal bandsaw||High||Missing safety gear||Needs belt/pulley guard. Needs prominent e-stop. Needs wheels, rubber feet on other end.|
Preparation and Finishing
Metal Supplies (quality or size not available from local sources, for purchase)