Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Friday teh 13th, GN!!1!!1
Cheers for teh slo-mo swarf.
Here’s some kawfee for y’all:
Morning already? Ugh.
Went out on a school night and saw the Cowboy Junkies in Agoura. Good show, but paying for it now with 4 hrs sleep.
G’ morning, Fatwa.
Happy Friday the 13th, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa and Sven!
I see Mac is turning without lubrication.
Sven -- we aren’t as young as we used to be!
Guten Tag, Sven und Paddy!
Ooooh…today’s also Day 400 of the IRS scandal. I think we ought to celebrate by sodomizing every member of the House Oversight Committee -- with the possible exception of Trey Gowdy -- using lit sticks of TNT.
Bonus: This would also solve the problem of our pandering, lying, no-account, über-carpy House Rep.
I have a shot at being fired on Monday, but that whole sodomizing thing is one job I wouldnt take. Yuck. Bad.
I’m sorry to hear that, Sven. I know things haven’t been good at your current, erm, employer, but things job opportunities aren’t exactly falling out of the sky, either.
So it goes, Paddy. Could have handled things differently, but it is what it is.
Kings up 1-0. So far looking good.
I hope it turns out better, Sven. I do understand your frustration.
I understand, Sven. I hope things work out for you.
Kings tied with 7 minutes left.
That’s just wrong!
Paddy, here is some dry milling. This is a clip from a training video my partner is making for Haas as part of a reality show he is developing. This was one of our original machines and I have worked on it many times. It was a ten minute video about using some programing tools. This was a demo at the end. They left the door open and the coolant off but cleared everybody away. We usually had four of those double vises set up but here there are two and a collet indexing head. He is running over 800 inches per minute feed rate! Cutting speed is over 9,000 feet per minute. Insane. I am used to feed rates in single digits on manual machines.
(video disappeared. I posted it below)
Those mills arriving. Two mills, two lathes, and one bar feeder. About $280,000. on that truck. Around Feb of 2005.
I love the look of the shop! Clean! Neat! Orderly! Roomy!
Here is the video again.
A friend of mine used to do high-speed machining of wing spars at MacDonnell-Douglas in Long Beach. I’ll have to ask him how your numbers compare. I know he had a heck of a time trying to get production to follow the programming sequence and milling parameters so the spar didn’t go sproing! when you released the clamps.
Plastic and metal both tend to warp when you cut away the surface material. I have made many parts where a sequence of steps had to be followed to relieve the stresses and get the material to behave. Something long like wing spars would be very challenging. They would want to bend and twist.