This model was created to determine the shape and dimensions for the Chip & Drip Surround.
Because the Toptech/Optimum base has angled corners, this presented a challenge to to make a fluid tight surround.
The Surround, is NOT designed as a Guard and/or Shield, Safety Glasses must still be worn. The design is simply to deflect most Chips and Cutting Fluid back to the milling machine.
If you are going to make this surround, pay close attention to how the bottom panels of the surround, have short walls which fit inside the upper walls of the mills cabinet. You must provide this feature, other wise, capillary action will draw the cutting fluid along the bottom face of the surround, and leak onto the floor.
If the measurements of your Toptech/Optimum match the measurements on this model, you can take measurements directly from this model, to make your surround.
The front Chip and Drip cantilvered walls are removable as a one piece unit, there is a retainer on either end, which is shown in the model as of March 31st 2017
The design will be updated as the prototype evolve's.
Model best viewed with a 3D Connexion Space Navigator mouse.
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