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    This is NOT woodworking

    But to those of us that think this stuff is cool - enjoy




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    Very cool. An amazing machine. Apparently done without any kind of lubrication and no shavings to be seen. Looks like they were vacuumed as fast as they were made.

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    Cool stuff. My brother sells very large machine tools and he is always sending me videos like this. It's amazing what they can do.
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    Ted - that was not aluminum they were cutting either.

    I am sure the part was just a demo part - showing the capabilities of the machine. They do a lot of that - I have a few of those demo parts in my collection. One demo that I have is a 0 - 1/2 micrometer that was made on a swiss turn machine.

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    What a tremendous show of technology. Enjoyed watching what ever it was being milled
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    Wow, that was pretty cool to watch. No coolant being used in the process? Thanks for sharing.
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    reminds me of my first job when I got out of the Navy and was going to school (early 70's ). I worked for a large production valve company (circle seal Corp) they hired me to do the maintenance on their machining centers. No CNC, they used cams and cam followers as well as a lot of relay logic. Very high maintenance. They hired me because I could read schematics and trouble shoot the electronics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Very cool. An amazing machine. Apparently done without any kind of lubrication and no shavings to be seen. Looks like they were vacuumed as fast as they were made.
    I was wondering about the coolant or lube as well, I read on their site that for the demo the slow everything down so they can do the demo, when actually making a production part the speeds wick up and the coolant is used in abundance
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    The machine vendors make those demo parts for advertisement only. They will do one like that and video it. When they demo at machine tool shows they either just let the machines rum on a finished part or they use coolant.

    It is quite impressive to HEAR those machines running full speed and slamming steel chips against the insides of the machine.

    Steel can be cut dry. The Carbide tooling is just as hard even when it very hot.

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