Chassis Machining

We have finalized all CAD of the rover mechanical and electrical assemblies and have begun the long-awaited machining of the chassis components.  Machined from 2″x3″ 1/8″ wall 6061 Aluminum rectangular box section, each of the 5 chassis rails has 4 unique faces.  We are taking advantage of WPI’s Haas VF-4 with High Speed Machining options and tooling from Kennametal and Lakeshore Carbide to help complete these vital components.  The picture below shows the rover’s front rail being machined.  More pictures of the completed chassis components to follow.

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