Safer tool holding, and better machining access for a diverse physical population
Department of Mechanical Engineering
One of the most heavily used resources In the Mechanical Engineering Prototype labs are the 2-axis manual/CNC knee mills in the machine shop. These mills are the basis for a functional machine shop, and produce more parts than any machine in the shop. Loading and unloading tools from the machine can be difficult for users who are below 6ft tall, or have certain physical disabilities. Installing a quick tool changer would make access easier for these users, and safer for all users.