View Full Version : Eye candy for machinist

Jose Rivera
08-21-2007, 05:59 PM
Last week I watch these videos on "youtube.com" that literally blew my mind and made me feel very little and antiquated.

Here are the links. I think that they are worth checking them out.

Unfortunately is best to have wide-band connection. Otherwise they're a long download.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXWMDN5amzE (Impeller)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsmiIeAkE-o (V8 block machined from a solid block)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPowpanyL3c ( Can't figure out this one)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGq-9NNmr3o&mode=related&search= (here this one even machines a hex while spinning)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjKI3VuHAw8 (what EMCO has become) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfnoAFW2L2c&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7szecnTfRI (magical ! )

08-21-2007, 06:57 PM

The thing to like about this one is that it's set to Coltrane. Who cares about the part--I like the tunes.

loose nut
08-22-2007, 02:48 PM
Dido on the tunes, maybe we can get a machinist's music appreciation group started.

08-26-2007, 08:06 AM
Wow those are amazing !

08-27-2007, 12:26 AM
The one you can't figure out is some kind of swiss type screw machine. The headstock travels in the X, instead of the carriage. There are two bushings in the machine, a support bushing, which you see in the video, and a clamping bushing in the sliding headstock.


08-27-2007, 02:29 AM
CNC is taking over everywhere. A year or so ago, my dentist had to show me his newest toy - a CNC crown maker. He takes photos of the area where the crown will fit and loads them into the computer that then produces a 3D image of the crown. A small block of porcelain material is loaded into the machine and two small, high speed spindles go to work on it. About 20 minutes from start to finish and you're walking of of the office with a new crown. No impressions, no temporary crown and no two week wait for the crown to come from the lab.

He didn't say what it cost, but I'm sure it wasn't cheap. After all, it's medical equipment. But we all know it's just a small, clean CNC mill.