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cnc machined work of art. pics

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by rdn2blazer, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    chect this part out, its some kind of manifold air craft part from a solid piece of Titanium. we coat and finish grind the two bigest bores on the part. I dont work on this part at all when it comes in the shop but I allways look at it everytime it comes in the door. who ever the programmer that programmed this and if he was also the machinist that machined it is one bad ass programmer/machinist. the number of operations to do this part I bet was alot. there is so much profile machining on this thing. and everything is close tollerence too.

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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    more pics. pictures do not do this justice.

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    That is incredible. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    that is a damned cool looking part
     
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    how much would one of those cost? lol!

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    That's a LOT of hours behind a computer.
     
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    That thing is sick, whatever it is.. Definitely a work of art....
     
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    I bet its a mil component. Probably only cost 8mil.
     
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    More like how much do those guys get paid :eek1:
     
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    Man that's beautiful!
     
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    and to think I thought I was getting pretty good with a crescent wrench.....



    awesome
     
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    holy crap i have done a little cad and machiening, but crap i wouldent know where to start, that thing is daunting!

    very cool!
     
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    Nice. Looks like the body of a turbine engine fuel control. Dunno which engine, but it's a newer electronically-controlled one, judging by the markings at the various ports.

    I like the old-school CK5 mousepad, and CK5 up on the monitor at work, too...:D :D :D
     
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    DOE!, busted :doah: :haha:
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You need to change your desk blotter also.....It's not March anymore!!! :D
     
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    thanks, just did that :waytogo: had to get the important phone numbers first.
     
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    Incredable
     
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    It definately looks like an aircraft part of some kind. Yeah, it does look like some engine part or a hydraulic systems part. I've seen some pretty weird parts working on jets all day, but most of the parts I see are painted and covered in oil and hydraulic fluid. That thing is shinny and clean. I'd like to work with parts like that all day. I'm not a machinist but I work next to the machine shop every day and I have nothing but respect for someone who has the skill and patience to produce a part like that.
     
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    Awesome!

    You can bet that part was designed, programmed, and machined by several different people. None the less, completely awesome!
     
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    Only a f'n engineer who has never cut or machined anything in his life would design something so complicated like this. Of course they think, "You just push some buttons on a computer and hit start on a cnc machine and is done, whats so hard about that?"

    I know, I have worked with alot of them and that is the general consensus from an engineer about machining. "Disney Imagineers" engineers are some of the worst. I have seen and worked on parts where a surface or diameter that touches air meaning no mating part, its just the exterior of a pump body that could be plus/minus .03 or more has a plus/minus .0003 tenths :eek1: .
     
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