Making Buttons!

August 05, 2014

A lathe is a pretty essential metal working tool for making any cylindrical parts. We needed to make some aluminum buttons for the latest SnapJet prototype. So we fixed up an old desktop-lathe with some cleaning, greasing, and adding 3D printed parts. Here’s a video of the aluminum buttons being cut out (or turned as a machinist would say) on our lathe:


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