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The CNC Area at Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) consists mostly of Level 3 equipment.

Additional training is required to use our Level 3 equipment.

 CNC Area  hand tools should be marked with blue tape or paint.


Our CNC room is 234 square feet (13'x18'). It is a small but important part of the 5,500 square foot building that we lease.

CNC Area
 CNC Area  (03/15/22) 

Safety First

Members must know the following information:

In case of emergency, call 911

Our physical location is:
735 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
use this when ordering pizza or an ambulance

PPM Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plan maps are posted throughout the Makerspace.
There are 7 fire extinguishers on the fire escape plan map. Review the PPM Fire Escape Plan for locations.

First Aid

There is a FIRST AID Supply Cabinet in our Kitchen Area.
FIRST AID Kits are available in four areas: the Kitchen, Metal Shop, Wood Shop and CNC Room.

Eye Wash Stations

Emergency Eye & Face Wash Stations are mounted in four areas: the Kitchen, Wood Shop, CNC Room and Vented Room.

Personal Protective Equipment

Wear protective equipment in all Wood and Metal Shop Areas.
Wear gloves when using Isopropyl Alcohol and other cleaners.

Hazardous Chemicals

All hazardous chemicals must be stored in the yellow hazardous chemical storage cabinet located in the vented room.
Review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information of unknown products before use.
SDS information is available via the QR code on the hazardous chemical storage cabinet or this link.
Do not bring dangerous chemicals to the makerspace.
Spray paint, stains, and other approved items must be stored in the hazardous chemical storage cabinet in the vented room.
Please DO NOT paint indoors.

Covid-19 notice

Classes and Training

New Member Orientation

Area Captain -- Trevor Banks

View all PPM Area Captains

Area Captain Duties

To help out in the CNC Area, contact the Area Captain on Slack.

Classes

Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Training

Intro to Roland MDX-15

Events

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #cnc-machine

Equipment Lists

PPM Equipment List

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status Problem
Description
CNC router parts pro
Level 3 badge.png
Avid CNC

$7,000

yes PPM working
shopmaster eldorado

bridge mill

Level 3 badge.png
shopmaster

$5,000

yes PPM working
Roland CNC
Level 2 badge.png
Roland Modela

MDX-15

Roland Technical Support PPM ?
handibot
Level 2 badge.png
ShopBot ? PPM (Donated by David Hsu) ?
Picture
Item
Manufacturer
Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual
Owner
Status
Problem
Description

CNC Equipment List

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status Problem
Description

CNC shark

Nextwave Automation

$3,500

Drew Johnson working
handibot
handibot ShopBot

$2,000

? John Norton working
Picture
Item
Manufacturer
Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual
Owner
Status
Problem
Description


Hand Tools

 CNC Area  hand tools should be marked with blue tape or paint.
Return all tools to their proper location after use. This rule applies to all areas of our Makerspace.
Measurement Tools

Donations Received

Wish List

Pikes Peak Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so we can provide a receipt for any donations you make.

Benefits and Policies

PPM Member Benefits

(walk in, show proof of membership)
Company Website Benefit Directions to
Logo WOODCRAFT
Woodcraft of Colorado Springs 10% discount    4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Logo CO Lumber
CO Lumber Specialties 10% discount 3636 Stone Avenue
Logo General Air
GENERAL AIR 10% discount 3031 N Nevada Ave.
Logo ACE
ACE Hardware Uintah Gardens 10% discount 1830 W Uintah Street
Map of stores that provide PPM member discounts
Map of helpful local resources curated by our makers


Additionally, we have a Slack channel (#job-board) for members to post, discuss, or accept job opportunities either within PPM or from the community.

Equipment Reservations

Materials

Donate for "General Supplies" via PayPal: bit.ly/ppmstuff
Or, leave donations in a black payment box, or use a QR code.

Red Tags

Use a Red Tag, which can be found in the red tag area, to designate broken equipment.

Scrap and Trash

Collect scrap plain paper, PLA and PETG plastics, and metals for recycling.
Empty recycling and trash into our dumpster at the back (south side) of the building.
Leave the space better than you found it.

Software

Fusion 360

VCarve

Mach 4

Mach 3

Member Showcase

For even more member projects, visit our #showcase channel on Slack, or follow our social media links.

See Also

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

Wood Shop

Curated Links

Links to other sites (external links):

PreciseBits -- Specialty Tools, Tutorials, Support
4' x 8' CNC Router Kit

Other Fun Stuff

Links to other sites (external links):

Frank makes -- CNC Build on YouTube




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