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Project | Make a chip hook handle

Create the toolpaths required to rough and finish a machine shop chip hook handle using Fusion.

Module overview

As a CNC lathe operator, you are frequently required to clear a large number of chip nests from your machine. To simplify this task, you have decided to create a custom chip hook through machining. You will be responsible for creating toolpaths to rough and finish a chip hook handle that will support a ¼-20 threaded rod and make it easier to safely remove chips from your CNC lathe. Additionally, you can improve your skills by completing a project practice exercise and a project challenge exercise that involve varying chip hook cap geometries and features.

Chip hook handle

Module downloads

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Module outline

  • Project: Chip hook handle

Teaching supplements

Teaching this project to students in the classroom? 
Use this instructor guide to incorporate this and our other project parts into your lesson plans. You'll understand how to use CAM turning workflows to combine the chip hook handle and and cap into a chip hook tool.

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Send your students to our CAM turning self-guided courses. They can learn at their own pace, track their own progress, and earn a certificate of completion when they get 75% or more on the final test.

Machining best practices

Machining best practices supports you in the CNC machining this project. Review the process plan and cutting data for general guidelines to support you in this project. The sample setup sheet provides information about how the part was machined. Post machining, inspect your part while reviewing the supplied detailed drawing, and populate the inspection report to verify acceptable part tolerances.

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