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Revision as of 04:27, 25 November 2021

MakerSpace Fabrication Technician

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Email: aburkin@tulane.edu

Major: Engineering Physics

Certificate: Mechanical Engineering

LinkedIn: in/asherburkin


Maker Skills

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  • Metal 1.png
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  • CNC-Lathe.png
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CNC Mill

I have been working on creating some of the Titans of CNC pieces to develop a deep understanding of CAM. Milling has a steep learning curve. I started with watching videos on how to use CAM.

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This is the second piece I milled from the Titans of CNC course.

Titan 2.jpg

Titans Mill 1.jpg

The Rubtsov Group (Optics Lab)

Optics Lab in Mill.jpg

Optics Lab.jpg


CNC Lathe

The Ferris Lab (Ecology Lab)

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Water Jet

I worked on a project to cut this 1 inch thick, cold rolled slab of steel, into a new base to hold a vice. The entire operation took around 45 minutes. The garnet container needed to be refilled over 10 times and I was constantly checking the orientation of the the water jet cutter. In setting up the program, I had to take into account the kerf of the water as the holes and size of the base needed to run true to the design. I ran a very slow cut for this operation to ensure the the deflection of the water, as it first goes through the steel, does not curve too much through the cut.

Cold rolled steel.jpg
Water jet cut for steel vice.jpg

Vice size comparison.jpg
Final cut.jpg


Final Casting.jpg