Bodybuilding Forum - Bodybuilding.net

Bodybuilding Forum - Bodybuilding.net (/)
-   Open Conversation (http://www.bodybuilding.net/open-conversation/)
-   -   Gearheads/Car enthusiasts enjoy!! (http://www.bodybuilding.net/open-conversation/gearheads-car-enthusiasts-enjoy-11848.html)

john917v 09-12-2008 11:10 AM

Gearheads/Car enthusiasts enjoy!!
 
Check this vid out. It's of an engine block being milled, rather than cast (most all engines are made from cast aluminum or steel.) Milling's much more expensive. This is done on a computer-controlled Matsuura mill. I love watching this stuff.


iron_worker 09-12-2008 02:13 PM

Holy SHITE! Someone spent *alot* of hours modelling that then designing the tool path. 1000's of hours.... wow

I've done some simple CNC work at school with the CNC lathes. It took us quite a few hours just to make a program to cut a miniature stanley cup.

john917v 09-12-2008 02:38 PM

Right?! What kind of mill do you guys use? I've been wanting to get some type of fixture to 'convert' my Dremel into a mill.

iron_worker 09-12-2008 04:50 PM

I think turning a dremel into a mill is pretty much a fruitless endeavor unless all you want to do is engraving or something. Maybe cutting vey light plastics.

Pitysister 09-12-2008 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iron_worker (Post 66385)
I think turning a dremel into a mill is pretty much a fruitless endeavor unless all you want to do is engraving or something. Maybe cutting vey light plastics.

i've cut some metal with my dremel :) it took alot of cutting discs...but...it worked :)

john917v 09-13-2008 09:22 PM

Pity, what type of metal did you cut, and what was it used for?

IW, uses for a lathe don't come up very often for me. Of the metal-working that I do, it's really small-scale stuff, and I'd be taking narrow bites out of the material per pass. And, I've got plans to make a reduction jackshaft gearbox to increase power to the bit. But, that'd be even further after making a dremel-holding mill!


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.