Metal Lathe

Arch Reactor's newest tool, a 16" swing South Bend metal lathe, has now been positioned and powered. With its addition Arch Reactor's metal shop is mostly complete. Between the lathe, mill, and welding equipment we now have all the machinery needed to repair and build upgrades for all of our equipment, as well as bring our projects to the next level. Between the machines we can now cut threads, gears, bushings, and precision pieces

Please do not use it if you have not been trained. This machine is dangerous... like remove your arm dangerous. If you have been trained on a metal lathe it is operational and available for use. Please note the chuck tool DOES NOT have a self-ejecting feature. My first project will be to lighten it and add a spring so it can't be left in the chuck, but for now if you use the machine, TRIPLE check you did not leave it there. Classes for its operation will begin soon; keep an eye on the calendar and meetup.com for them to be posted.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 13th

  1. Private Event
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Just earmarking the Timeframe.

      Members welcome to use Equipment as normal.
      Non-members welcome to drop by for Tours.

      hosted by Frank Kallal please reach out ( Frank@kallal.net ) if there are Questions.

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Sunday, March 14th

  1. Open Build Something!

Tuesday, March 16th

  1. Build Night!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come help build out Arch Reactor into the kind of space we all know it can be! All skill levels welcome, we can even teach you some new building skills!

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Sunday, March 21st

  1. Open Build Something!

Friday, March 26th

  1. CANCELED - 3D Printer Meetup
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Whether you're interested in printing for art, prototyping, manufacturing, or just fixing dishwasher soap lids, this is a meetup group where you can come get answers to your questions, help people new to the hobby, and show off your printer and its creations.

      If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.

      https://www.meetup.com/STL-3D-Printing/

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