From Fab @ Home
Welcome to the documentation page for the milling tool for the Fab@Home Model II. This tool is used to house a Dremel or Rotozip flexible extension shaft, turning the Model 2 into a milling machine. The extensions can be outfited with milling bits for a wide range of materials, including foam, wood, and even PCB's.
- Link: Milling Tool SolidWorks.zip
- Date:11 March 2011 (UTC)
- Format: zip archive of SolidWorks 2010 3D CAD files, along with SolidWorks Drawing cutting layout for 6mm acrylic sheets.
DXF Cutting Layout
6mm acrylic layout
- Link: Milling Tool DXF Cutting Layout.zip
- Date: 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Link to Ponoko
Cut acrylic parts from above DXF files can be purchased from ponoko.com.
Note: All plates are put together using standard screws and square nuts fitted into T-blocks (used for all other Fab@Home tools).
- Follow the instructions here: Tools:Tool Mount in order to attach the quick mount tool system to the Milling Tool back plate.
- Attach the bottom and top vacuum attachments to the right side plate (smaller attachment on the bottom).
- Attach the left side plate to the back plate.
- Fit the notch on the middle plate into the back plate, and attach it to the left side plate.
- Attach the right side plate (with vaccum attachments already on) to the middle plate and back plate.
- Fit the notch on the bottom plate into the back plate, and attach it to the left and right side plates.
- Fit the flexible extension shaft of your Dremel or Rotozip into the tool bottom and middle plates, attach the black Shop-vac attachment to your vacuum cleaner, and slide it into the holes at the side.
- Fit the hole in the top plate over the dremel tool, fit the notch on the top plate into the back plate, and attach it to the left and right side plates.
- Make sure all screws and nuts are tight - assembly is complete.