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Infrastructure:
The usually fun, often delayed, task of building Tux-Lab.

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- Updates -

Jan 22 2016

Kaeser AirCenter SX5

Installation of a Kaeser AirCenter SX5. It's a 5hp rotary . . . show details

Installation of a Kaeser AirCenter SX5. It's a 5hp rotary screw compressor, with an integrated air dryer, and rated at 21 cfm. It's compact enough to fit into the electrical room, and fairly quiet at 64dBA.


Jul 06 2014

Haas ST-20SS

Haas ST-20SS CNC Lathe setup. . . . show details

Haas ST-20SS CNC Lathe setup.

 

Haas ST-20SS CNC Lathe
Chuck Size: 8.3”
X Axis Travel: 9.3”
X Axis Travel: 21.0”
Spindle HP: 30hp
Spindle RPM: 5,000
Max Torque: 140ft-lb @ 1450rpm
Tool Stations: 24
Options:
Automatic Tool Presetter
Chip Conveyor
Part Catcher
Programmable Tailstock
Made In USA

Aug 09 2013

ULS PLS4.75 Assembled

The new laser engraver is up and running.


Aug 01 2013

ULS PLS4.75 65W CO2 Laser Engraver

Various CO2 laser engravers were evaluated.  Ultimately . . . show more

Various CO2 laser engravers were evaluated.  Ultimately we feel the ULS system offers the best value, has the best local support, and is made in USA.

 

Universal Laser System
Platform: PLS4.75
Work Area: 24" x 18"
Laser: 60W CO2
Options: Cutting Table
  Air Assist
Made In USA

May 04 2012

Haas SR-100 Vacuum Table

A two way solenoid valve was installed to enable the control, through CNC Controller M-Code, of opening and closing the pneumatic 5C collect chuck.  A roller lever switch, wired in parallel, was also added to the boot padel, to enable manual control.


Nov 12 2011

Miller Diversion180 Tig Welder

The Miller Diversion 180, an entry level (230V/120) budget TIG welder arrived today.  A TIG welding car is being drawn using OpenSCAD.


Jun 20 2011

Haas SR-100 Vacuum Table

A 3 zone vacuum table was routed from MDF, sealed with multiple coats of polyacrylic, and plumbed to an Italian made Travaini TRVM40-200 oil ring vacuum pump, via 2" pvc piping.


Jun 13 2011

ULS M300 Laser Cartridge Replacement

After 8 years of use, the power output on the 35Watt CO2 laser cartridge on the ULS M300 laser engraver (Made in USA) started to fade within a couple minutes of vector cutting.    ULS has a laser cartridge exchange program and the installation is a quick toolless 5 minute process. 


Apr 21 2011

Haas SR-100 Router and Oneida V3000 Cyclone Dust Collector

A domestically manuifactured Onedia V-3000 dust collector was ordered and installed for the Haas SR-100 router.


Mar 23 2011

Work In Progress 3

With the installation of the domestically manufactured Royal 5C Pneumatic Collet Closer, the Haas TL2 cnc tool room lathe with the optional 3500rpm spindle is officially operational.