Welcome to the L3 CNC Machine Shop at Parsons Making Center

Welcome to the L3 CNC Machine Shop at Parsons Making Center! We are a fully equipped KUKA KR60-2 6-axis CNC gantry robot with a working envelope of 2,200mm x 1,200mm x 1,000mm. We are able to machine parts up to and including 2000 x 1200 x 1000mm. Our capabilities include CNC milling, CNC turning, and CNC grinding. We also have a full complement of manual machines, including lathes, mills, and drill presses.

The shop is open to all Parsons students, regardless of experience level.

The shop is open to all Parsons students, regardless of experience level. We have a wide variety of machines and tools available for student use, and our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help out. Whether you're just getting started with woodworking or you're a seasoned pro, we've got you covered.

The shop is equipped with four CNC machines, a waterjet cutter, and a variety of hand and power tools.

The shop is equipped with four CNC machines, a waterjet cutter, and a variety of hand and power tools. With these machines, we are able to create both small and large signs with intricate designs. As a family-owned business, we take pride in our craftsmanship and work hard to create signs that will last for years.

Students can use the shop to make parts for their coursework, personal projects, or for independent research.

Most college and university students have access to a student shop, which is a room or building equipped with tools and machines that can be used for various purposes. Students can use the shop to make parts for their coursework, personal projects, or for independent research.

If you need to make a part for a class project, the student shop can be a great resource. Many of the machines in the student shop can be used to create parts that are precise and accurate. The staff in the student shop can also be a great resource when it comes to learning how to use the machines.

If you have a personal project that you want to work on, the student shop can be a great place to do it. You can use the machines to create parts for your project, and you can also get help from the staff if you need it.

If you are interested in doing independent research, the student shop can be a great place to get started. You can use the machines to create parts for your research, and you can also get help from the staff if you need it.

The shop staff is available to help students with projects, machine operation, and material selection.

If you're a student working on a project, chances are you'll need some help along the way. The shop staff is available to help students with projects, machine operation, and material selection. Whether you're just getting started or you've been working on your project for awhile, we're here to help. Stop by the shop and we'll be happy to help you out.

Fequently Asked Questions

  1. Q: What is the name of the machine shop?

    A: The name of the machine shop is unknown.

  2. A: The machine shop is called the L3 CNC Machine Shop.

    Q: Can you name some of the equipment in the machine shop?

    A: Drill presses, vertical and horizontal band saws, IELA sanders, tumblers, CNC milling machines, CNC lathes, and surface grinders.

  3. Q: What kind of machines are in the shop?

    We have a lot of machines in the shop.

  4. A: There are CNC gantry robots, lathes, mills, and drill presses.

    Q: What specific types of precision machining do you offer?

    A: Our closest tolerances are .0002″. We offer general purpose and ultra-precision CNC machining, along with specialized services like EDM machining and welding.

    Q: What are the general requirements needed to begin a project?

    A: The requirements obviously vary depending on the project. But, at the very minimum, we need a 3D CAD model, 2D engineering drawings, or a pictured/written assembly of parts or assembly to be manufactured.

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  5. Q: What are the dimensions of the working envelope?

    A:X-axis:+/-450mm Y-axis:+/-280mm Z-axis:+/-180mm

    Q: Can the machine accommodate bar stock over 6' in length?

    A:Bar stock up to 6' in length can be accommodated with the bar feeder.

    Q: What is the maximum bar diameter that the machine will accommodate?

    A: The machine will accommodate bar diameters up to 7/8".

    Q: What types of work-holding fixtures are compatible with the machine?

    A:The machine is compatible with a variety of work-holding fixtures including collets and chucks, dead centers and live centers, vices and tombstones, and rotary work tables. Please see the chuck package for more information.

    Q: Does the machine have built-in CNC editors?

    A: Yes. The machine has a built-in CNC editor that is identical to the reference manual.

    Q: Is the machine available with the simultaneously control system?

    A: Yes. The machine is available with the simultaneously control system that enables all three axes to move simultaneously.

    Q: What types of CNC controls are available for the machine?

    A:The machine is available with a Fanuc or Mitsubishi CNC control.

    Q: What types of software programs are compatible with the machine's CNC?

    A:The machine's CNC can be used with CAD/CAM software programs that generate programs in RS232 format including Mastercam, Mach3, BobCAD, and Visual Mill.

    Q: How can I program the machine with no CNC?

    A: The machine can be programmed with ML Composer software.

    Q: Can the machine be programmed to turn stocks using Machinery's Handbook or another book?

    A: Yes. The machine can be programmed to turn parts using Machinery's Handbook or other book.

    Q: What is the warranty on the machine?

    A:One year limited warranty including parts.

    Q: Can the machine be lift-gated?

    A: Yes. The machine can be lift-gated.

    Q: Can the machine be purchased with a sine plate?

    A: Yes. The machine can be purchased with a sine plate.

  6. A: The working envelope is 2,200mm x 1,200mm x 1,000mm.

    This is measured from the grounded floor level, at the rear of the machine, from the tips of the spindles; and of course this includes sufficient room for the user.

    Q: What is the maximum arc lengths you can provide?

    A: We provide a range of carbon fiber materials, and thus the lengths of our bows is accordingly variable. The longest single bow we ever crafted came in at over 19 feet, with others exceeding those lengths as well.

    Q: Can the bows be cut in half to reduce shipment costs for example to Brazil or any other country?

    A: This is not possible because of the need to exhibit maximum rigidity at the tips of the bows, as well as ensures the overall performance and functionality of the craft can be maintained.

    Q: What is the width between the hoops? Does the CNC cut and allow you a variable width?

    A: Yes, variable widths are possible and usually between 38-120mm, with a larger maximum width on larger and taller machines.

    Q: Can you provide full, step-by-step Written Instructions and Drawings, including 3D in Solidworks?

    A: Yes, we provide this level of documentation, as detailed in our Product Specification Part 1 section. We provide standard documentation as importantly test documentation as to give our clients an appreciation of the performance and accuracy of some of the various mechanisms of our equipment.

    Q: What is the separation on the Bow Spindles in millimeters, and are the Bows firmly seated in the Spindles during operation to ensure consistent craft specific weight lifting capability?

    A: The separation between the two spindles is approximately 250mm, and the bows are seated in a very secure manner so as to ensure there is no variety of motion during operation.

    Q: Can you provide multiple working platforms forCraft such as for the 1 tonne model – for example Working Platform 1A is 1,000mm x 1000mm and is positioned 600mm from the floor level; 2A is 1,000mm x 2,000mm and is positioned 600mm from the floor level and so on.

    A: Yes, additional Working Platforms Presses can also be provided.

    Q: Can you provide a Press that is Bigger/Larger/Longer?

    A: Yes, we provide both smaller and larger presses, with each instance reviewed in great detail with our clients to ensure the fully addicted performance and outcome is possible. We leave nothing to chance.

    Q: Can the Press be expanded to allow and accommodate a longer / longer lengths of the Arc based on extra spacing between the Wood Sheets Features?

    A: Yes, the Press can operate in two modes, thus when we operate this on the two plate mode, the maximum length of layup can be conveniently extended.

    Q: Can we group our Processing and Communications capabilities together, so can we have a Communicator area on one side of the Press Room and an operator area on the other side of the Communications Room on an elevated kind of a level there?

    A: Yes, we have no problem doing that. We can have Communicator Room; we can have Press Room. It’s going to be hard for anybody to get where the crafts are being made, except the people who work here.

    Q: Can we have one Rotating Turntable for rotroding pipes for example? What do you do about that? What does that cost? How does that work? Can you provide details?

    A: We have no problem providing that. We have three axes of movement; remember we have three axes of movement.

    Q: Can the Operators Lifters be supplied with more superior Wear-Proof Aluminum Plates?

    A: Yes, we make all of our components wear-proof.

    Q: Where do you get your Machine Winches (Drill Press) from?

    A: We don’t use a machine winch, we use a human winch, because a human winch can work within a much better small parameter than just a machine can.

    Q: Can the Presses allow temperature control to change during the product build?

    A: Yes, they can be temperature controlled during product build as it is important to consider with the application of the thermal materials we have provided you areas on the wings when building with ultra light materials.

    Q: Do you have any recommendations for the Main Electrical Switchboards for the 200 tonne Presses?

    A: We normally use a service entrance DIN rail switchboard that we advise that you provide with at least 300 amp – 400 amp.

    Q: Can we have a an approximate estimate for the Permit Application for the 200 tonne Robot?

    A: No. It just depends on the simple regulations