The manual mill is a subtractive manufacturing machine that cuts by moving a metal workpiece through a type of cutter called an endmill. The workpiece is secured to the bed and then moved into the cutter in a precise manner to create the desired shape. It is possible to achieve a high level of accuracy with the metal mill. The JTM-4VS is a turret style mill based off the design made popular by Bridgeport in the first half of the 20th century. With the ability to vary the spindle speed, and the large variety of tooling and fixturing available, it is a very versatile machine.
- What is the speed range on the spindle?
- What materials are acceptable to use on the machine?
Aluminum, steel, plastics, and many other metals.
- Do i need to provide my own tooling?
MADE provides communal end mills for you to use, but if you are serious about using the machine you may want to invest in tools of your own.