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New Toys We Got At The Shop...

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by EGProject, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Figuring a lot of guys on HS are tradesmen, I figured I'd post up a part of my working life at a machine shop. Pay is good, hours are awsome and I love hands on stuff.
    I know its pretty stupid, but I figured I'd post up one of the new machines I'm running. It's a used machine, but new to me at least, and its a lot easier to use than some of the older stuff my shop has.

    Note, pics are not of the actual one I use at the shop...I don't usually take pics there...

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    What I look at all day...
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    It comes stock with a 5hp motor, but ours is an 8hp version.
    It can chuck anything up to 6" in diameter (crank pulley?), and it can hold 8 different tools.

    And another addition, being delivered tomorow...Tsugami (JDM) BS12/20 Ver III.
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    Pretty cool, not my machine, but it can make screws and bolts out of solid stock, and can also do inside, and outside threads.

    God, I'm a nerd.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    nice! i used to work in a machineshop when i was in highschool. I used a Swiss Auto Machine though, nothing like that.. the whole thing ran off of a cam system.
     
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    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    You need some of the mills and lathes we used at Halliburton in Dallas.. those were fun. Zillion axis NC machines and lathes that we used to chuck up on 2 foot wide inconel steel to cut all day long.
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Yeah, we have a big-daddy to the green one I use. It has two turrets with 12 tools each, and has two spindles. It can run two different parts, or do up to 24 operations on part. I'm all set coding for that.

    Unfortunately, my shop specializes in tubing, smaller scale parts and medical/aerospace stuff, so we don't have anything extremely huge. The biggest we have is a ROMI CNC engine lathe that can chuck 14".
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    dude your avatar is from access!!!
     
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    14" is plenty. We just did big down-hole oil tools, so we needed humongous old school lathes that big.
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Haha, yeah, I figured Texas oil had something to do with it. Either that or gun barrels. :ph34r:

    We just got a DOD contract for 1.25"ODx17" 3/8 wall titanium tubes. We aren't told what they are for, and all of us who work on them and see the plans need to sign a contract to not divulge infomation.

    We also make all the lock tubes, and fuel rod retaining clips for every nuclear power plant in the USA. Exclusive contract, bitches.
     
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    Who knows- we might use those tubes at Lockheed, but I have no clue. No need to know for that stuff. :)

    Yup, Texas oil is exactly what drove the need for 2 foot wide cylinders of solid inconel. Expensive metal chips....
     
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