Students at Con-Val High School in Peterborough, NH are going to be doing their own high tech manufacturing thanks to a new piece of equipment, the Roland MDX-540 desktop mill.
Engineering Teacher Karen Fabianski explains, “Students at ConVal High School will be using their new [Roland MDX] 540 to explore the world of high tech manufacturing by creating precision parts for a manually operated fan. A team of four will design and manufacture each piece separately at the end they will check their skills by assembling the product.” (See photo right.)
The Roland MDX-540 will give the students an opportunity to learn how to import a CAD file into SRP Player (as an STL file) and mill parts on a variety of materials including plastics, woods, HD foam, and even metals. Although the MDX-540 is a highly advanced 4-axis desktop CNC device, it offers Con-Val students a simplified approach manufacturing and invaluable hands-on experience.
We ‘re looking forward to seeing the projects that the Con-Val students manufacture!
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