Creative CNC-Where Art and Automation Collide
Register Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
oxenham1

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 146
Reply with quote  #1 
[video][/video]
__________________
Jamie Oxenham http://www.oxenhamdesign.com
http://www.fromaspiretobeyond.blogspot.com

http://forums.oxenhamdesign.com/post/3d-summer-modelling-challenge-6946988?pid=1283204501#post1283204501

Dan Sawatzky

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 96
Reply with quote  #2 
I can make my router do stuff like that.

A couple of years ago I fired up my router and headed into town. I got a frantic phone call from my staff a while later saying the router was making a terrible noise. I asked them to describe it to me. They said it was a banging noise every time the substrate hit a wall as it slid back and forth across the table as the gantry moved. I immediately knew I had forgotten to turn on the vacuum table. Scratch one full sheet of Precision Board.  :)  I had them hot the panic button to kill the machine.

When we got our fourth axis machine we quickly found there was a bit of a learning curve. Here's one of our earlier attempts at running the fourth axis...  

[video]http://[/video]

Stuff happens. That's how we learn best.

-grampa dan

__________________
Dan Sawatzky
Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation
http://www.imaginationcorporation.com
dan@imaginationcorporation.com
oxenham1

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 146
Reply with quote  #3 
Ouch!
__________________
Jamie Oxenham http://www.oxenhamdesign.com
http://www.fromaspiretobeyond.blogspot.com

http://forums.oxenhamdesign.com/post/3d-summer-modelling-challenge-6946988?pid=1283204501#post1283204501

Leo Voisine

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 54
Reply with quote  #4 
Jamie,

I am a manufacturing engineer.

I have worked in manufacturing since 1977.

I have done or seen every one of the above - and much much more.

One time in about 1988 when I worked at Borg Warner we had machines automatically loaded via an overhead conveyor system and pick and place robots.  There were 10 machines in one line - all, automatically loaded.  I was the engineer responsible for 4 of those lines.

There was a job running through that made gears for the Buick v-6 3.3 ltr engine.  We made over 2000 gear sets per day.

The cutting was extremely heavy and the chips got wrapped around the chucks in the machines.

The chips were SOOOOO BAD - that they would catch the guards inside the machines and tear the guards off. 

The machines were literally tearing themselves from the inside out.


Ohhhhhhh - could I tell stories.  The stuff in the video looks pretty mild to me.

__________________
Imagine the possibilities
oxenham1

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 146
Reply with quote  #5 
If thats mild then you are Iron Man to me!
JO

__________________
Jamie Oxenham http://www.oxenhamdesign.com
http://www.fromaspiretobeyond.blogspot.com

http://forums.oxenhamdesign.com/post/3d-summer-modelling-challenge-6946988?pid=1283204501#post1283204501

RICK ASHWOOD

Registered:
Posts: 16
Reply with quote  #6 
No thanks I will stick with hardwood, I have enough problems with it.  Something about uncontrollable steel moving in an undesirable direction at an unknown speed doesn't sound like a lot of fun.  Ouch.
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:


Create your own forum with Website Toolbox!