Re: [taigtools] CNC on TV
- 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.
>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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> I saw that...Quite a while ago. It was kind of nice to watch theA 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. :)
> mills. Make this hobby stuff look so dinky.