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Design

AutoCad (2D Modeling)
http://www.cad-notes.com/2010/06/100-autocad-tips-you-should-know/

Inventor (3D Modeling)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayDYAuRL6z8&list=PLB7AF3CE5CDFB1A32
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHKs4p40pF8&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL577C624BE37BC855

Mechanics Overview
http://enginemechanics.tpub.com/14037/


Fabrication 

Basic Information
http://www.engineersedge.com/

Useful Formulas
http://www.engineersedge.com/calculators.htm

Holes and Fasteners
http://132.239.190.188/mae_ms/tutorials/drilling.html

Speed and Feed Charts
http://132.239.190.188/mae_ms/feeds_speeds.html


Machine Specific 

3D Printer
http://www.ic3dprinters.com/tips
Note:  We do not use ABS here, but some of the design tips are useful

Laser Cutter
http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/139140/LaserCutterVisioTipsHero.pdf
Note:  We do not have the same cutter, but the design tips and theory of operation are helpful

CNC Mill/Mill
http://www.cnccookbook.com/MTMillSurfaceFinish.htm
A few good techniques on getting nice cuts

Lathe
http://www.lathes.co.uk/page13.html
I can not stress the first rule enough.

Band Saw
http://woodworking.about.com/od/safetyfirst/p/BandSawSafety.htm

 


Contact

James Petrillo
Instrumentation Engineer
Precision Fabrication Facility