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machine shop pics (of our shop)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by rdn2blazer, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    here are some pics of the shop I work at. im the only machinist here. the first five pics are of the machine shop. I have it all to myself for the most. I will post some pics of parts we work on. very expensive parts. lots of pics so will take me a bit to down load.

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    uhm ... see no pics
     
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    What he said.
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I dont know why it did not load my pics the first time but some are there now. more pics

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  5. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    damn! these pics down load slow.

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    im bored at work and some of you guys like to see this stuff so this is what Im doing while at work. oh and working too.....................no really. :D the last pic on the cart with the green handle, those are aircraft wing parts I think. completely out of Titanium. the cost of the material and the machine time into those is crazy. thats like four brand new crew cab long bed 4x4 trucks sitting on that cart if not more.

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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    more pics, couple of our grind shop here too. third pic here is aircraft landing gear. actually the steering arm of the plane.

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  8. rdn2blazer

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    couple of our grinders.

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  9. midnitewarya

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    That shop looks amazing. Lucky! I can believe the cost of those aircraft parts. Once when I was in the army, overseas, my squad got a random task of taking some AH-64 parts out to a FRP for a field repair on an Apache. I think they were transmission parts, or someting to do with the aviaonics, but they were worth a couple hundred grand. We took a HEMMIT and 2 Humvees, and we hauled some serious ace getting out to the FRP.

    I'd love to fabricate and work in a machine shop, but I'd also love to fly, so I'm torn with what I eventually want to do.

    All those parts look awesome, you guys look like your getting great business.
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    shop has been in bussiness for like 35+ years or something like that. our main bussiness is plasma spray process. the machine shop is mainly support for all the other departments, but I also have alot of production parts I machine on aswell. we do over a million a month in gross sales. about 15 to 16 million a year.
     
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    holy ****in crap am I jealous! lol. If that was my shop, every single part on my K5 would be some kind of billet machined goodness. lol!

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    Is it wrong to have wood after looking at all of that?
     
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    :eek1: I have seen heaven. It is good.... :bow:

    How do you get to working in a place like that? My dream job, right there.

    CNC machining certification type stuff?
     
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    i still swear you work with parts that i use on my planes....

    you have a gimble ring there, but i dont think that is one that goes on our planes. cool beans. can i be your apprentace? :D
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    you saw lepers wood.:eek1: ahhhhhhhhhhhh! (look who you reply to next time:D;))

    By the way man i hate you! id kill to have access to tools like that/
     
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    Right on! All aircraft stuff?

    What's this:

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    Super cool! I love seeing pics like this...


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    These look like the lower half of nose landing gear struts. The "nipple" at the forked end, between the axle trunnions, is where the jack goes to lift the gear for tire changes.


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    These are most likely rotor blade grips for a helicopter's main rotor head. The rotor blade's root end gets bolted into the "forked" end of this part, and the spindle end rotates in a set of "stack bearings" to allow the blade to change in pitch.


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    These look like hydraulic actuator pistons & shafts.


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    These look like hydraulic actuator bodies.


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    These look like gimbal bodies, possibly for engine inputs into a gearbox.


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    These are definitely helicopter tail rotor spindles. The tail rotor blades go over the 4 polished bearing surfaces, and the entire spindle assembly "flaps" about the angled boss in the center.



    Those look like part of the flap tracks of an airliner. The cost to the aircraft's operator is probably about 16 brand new crew cab long bed 4x4 trucks...:eek1:


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    This looks like a nozzle assembly for a GE turbofan engine. It's the hottest part of the engine - it directs the hot (over 2000*C) gases from the combustion chamber into the turbine section. The airfoil-shaped blades are hollow so that cooling air can flow through them. The round holes in the outer casing, between each blade, are where the turbine inlet temp (TIT :wink1: ) thermocouples go.
     
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    Well, im turned on now.
     
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    actually we dont have cnc here :doah:, I wish we did since I have almost 15 yrs experience in cnc machining. this shop as I said is mainly a plasma coating shop. we dont manufacture ANYTHING. we just coat everybody else's parts. we do machine on there parts and have to hold the same tollerences as the original manufacture does though. I keep trying to talk my boss into getting cnc's since I know I could put them to use making alot of our tooling that is parishable tooling that we have to remake as it weares out. someday.....someday.

    it takes me so much longer obviously to do stuff machining conventionally vs. cnc but this place makes so much money my boss/owner does not ever care I dont think. even though he is as tight as they come.
     
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    damn jarheark5 you know a hell of alot more about these parts then I do. thats cool you get to see where these parts go.
     

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