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Re: [taigtools] CNC on TV

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  • Scott A. Stephens
    I saw that...Quite a while ago. It was kind of nice to watch the mills. Make this hobby stuff look so dinky.
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 1, 2003
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      I saw that...Quite a while ago. It was kind of nice to watch the
      mills. Make this hobby stuff look so dinky.
      At 04:54 AM 4/1/2003 +0000, you wrote:
      >I don't know if anyone likes to watch machining on TV (since I don't
      >have a mill, I just have to make do), but there was about 5 minutes of
      >CNC machining on the Discovery Channel tonight.
      >
      >"Motorcycle Mania 2" had about 30 seconds worth, showing a wheel being
      >machined from a blank, then about 1-2 minutes where they showed
      >a cylinder head being machined out of a solid aluminum billet. The
      >head started from a 32 pound block, ended up weighing 10 pounds. They
      >didn't say what alloy it was.
      >
      >"American Chopper" had 2-3 minutes where they showed another
      >motorcycle wheel being CNC machined, polished, and then powder coated.
      >Gorgeous stuff, and I'm not even a chopper fan!
      >
      >Since D.C. reruns everything frequently, you might be able to catch it
      >again later this week.
      >
      >Mike.
      >
      >P.S. They stripped out the rocker arm bolts on the way to Sturgis with
      >their brand-new ($8000) billet head engine. So they drilled out the
      >holes, inserted helicoils, and then put the bolts back in,,,in a
      >convenience store parking lot. The guy with the billet head engine is
      >a custom builder, and had a truck with supplies following him....
      >
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    • shakypath
      ... A friend at work told me about that show. We use some pretty heavy 3-axis machines there and it sounded like it made THOSE look dinky. :)
      Message 2 of 3 , Apr 1, 2003
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        --- In taigtools@yahoogroups.com, "Scott A. Stephens" <sstephenssprint020@e...> wrote:
        > I saw that...Quite a while ago. It was kind of nice to watch the
        > mills. Make this hobby stuff look so dinky.

        A friend at work told me about that show. We use some pretty heavy 3-axis machines there and it sounded like it made THOSE look dinky. :)
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