Metalshop Meeting Agenda 17/01/22

The next Metalshop Team Meeting will be held on the 17th of January 2022 8pm. The meeting will be held virtually of the Meetings voice channel in the HSBNE discord server.

As per HSBNE’s Teams Policy, any items requiring a vote must be posted here to allow for 5 days notice to the membership. Thus the deadline for agenda items with votable aspects for this meeting is midnight the Wednesday before. Any items posted after this deadline will not be able to be voted upon this meeting and tabled for the next meeting for discussion and team member voting. Any HSBNE member may attend the meeting, but only Metalshop Team members are able to participate in voting.

Standing Agenda Items:
General Business
Updates on Ongoing Projects
Updates on Machine Repairs & Minor Upgrades
Voting Items

Agenda Items:

CGBF discussion. What are our priorities?

Proposal 1: Upgrade welding area with commercial grade welding tables & new machines we can easily maintain and won’t break down as frequently. The newer machines are also way smaller for the same capacity. If we win the grant and get these, I’d like to sell the old machines while they’re still working.

1x Razor 320 Welder
This welder will be great for heavy duty jobs which we currently don’t have the capability for.

1x Razor 200 Welder
This is a good medium duty welder that will be good if we want 2 TIG welders available to run classes.

1x Plasma Cutter
I’m not sure of the capacity of our current machine, but this one is one of the biggest H&F sells and it’s a fraction of the size of our current one.

2x Welding Tables
These welding tables have replacable slats and will fit in our welding bays nicely replacing our old tables.

Proposal 2: Pan Brake
1x 1300mm Hydraulic Pan Brake
The magnabend we are building is great for easy of use and versatility, but is quite limited on capacity. This hydraulic pan brake will make for a good heavy duty break.

Having the panbrake would be awesome!
Especially in conjunction with the laser cutter, it will be a great asset.