View Full Version : Turn-Milling Ship's Crankshaft Video

03-04-2009, 08:57 AM
Just browsing through my latest issue of Modern Machine Shop and found an interesting article on machining a huge crankshaft from a ship. There's more chips flying there in a minute than I can muster in a month!

An interesting read accompanies the video. Amazing tolerances given the size and weight of the workpiece.
Lots of other interesting tidbits on this excellent site as well.

Have a look. (http://www.mmsonline.com/videos/video-side-turn-milling-of-a-massive-crankshaft.aspx)

03-04-2009, 10:16 AM
Wow it really cuts nice and smooth. You would hate to have one insert break in mid cut! UGH!

Rob :)

03-04-2009, 11:31 AM
Nice video but wouldnt like to pay for all those inserts!!