Trevor Goforth @emily.ohh21
24 years old
I was practically begging the engineer to let me make this out of aluminum. It sucks when you grab a print and see a cool part then you look down and it’s made out of ABS plastic haha it was still a lot of fun to make though! However it is very difficult to photograph. Lol
This one was a little tricky, it’s kind of tough to see in the picture but there is a slot that goes through the part and also through the end of the part which made clamping the part in the vise a little difficult. The tolerance on the width of the slot was +.001/-.000 needless to say I had to rough machine the slot first then allow it to spring open or collapse shut. Then I squared the outside of the part up again and continued from there.. the part is 11.5 inches long so holding the tolerance on the width of the slot over roughly 9 inches was not fun..
Well it’s been a while since I have been able to post work stuff but I have that privilege again and I’m looking forward to sharing my work with everyone again! These are some shafts I cnc turned in one op using a tailstock for support. I did have to clean up the backside of course.
They wanted to make a separate mounting bracket for these hose adapters and weld them on but instead we decided to make a couple out of billet 6061. 4 ops on each part using both a mill and a lathe, glass bead finish before anodize!
Well my dad finished off the fixturing for our horizontal. The round spuds with the slots were machined by me and will hold the bearing housing by the inside diameter. The plate up top is flipped over to show the counterbores in the backside that the spuds sit in. The small dowel hole is for orientation purposes. My dad machined all 3 plates, they turned out very nice!