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    There is a video link on Accurate Shooter dot com. One video is just highlites and the other is a full length production. It's absolutely amazing what can be done on a programmable mill these days.
     

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    Never machined a thing in my life and I can appreciate that vid. In short........AMAZING!
     

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    Re: Has anybody seen the 5 axis mill make the helmet

    One of the 5 axis mills where I work has 480 inches of travel in one direction and a 80 tool changer. Think of what you could do with that.
     

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    Re: Has anybody seen the 5 axis mill make the helmet

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Stiggy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">One of the 5 axis mills where I work has 480 inches of travel in one direction and a 80 tool changer. <span style="color: #FF0000">Think of what you could do with that</span>. </div></div>

    crash 80 tools?
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    Wonder what the run time on the entire piece was. Watched it a few times thats just amazing.
     

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    Good machine, but most of the wizardy behind that vid was having an awesome 5 axis post-processor, allowing you to get the max from your $250,000 machine
     

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    Re: Has anybody seen the 5 axis mill make the helmet

    Boeing just installed a huge mill , 7 axis or some craziness for the new space capsule (Orion) it's HUGE !! Made by Ingersoll and was somthing like 25 million. I'll see if I van sneak in its enclosure and get some pics

    Has to use precision ballanced tools due to the high RPM and tolerances

    What's realy cool is watching "friction stir" welding
     

    JJones75

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    I havent seen them weld anything but aluminum yet but it's pretty cool , very little heat at all , no welding wire , no arc.

    Supposedly they can fuse brass to steel not sure if I believe that but who knows.
    The new space capsule is supposedly going to be 90% friction stir welded , they finally worked out the kinks with the lithium/aluminum alloy
     

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    Re: Has anybody seen the 5 axis mill make the helmet

    FYI, Inertia friction and Friction stir welding are two different types of welding....

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JJones75</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I havent seen them weld anything but aluminum yet but it's pretty cool , very little heat at all , no welding wire , no arc. <span style="color: #FF0000">Very little heat because the parent material isn't melted, only taken to a "plastic state"</span>

    Supposedly they can fuse brass to steel not sure if I believe that but who knows.

    <span style="color: #FF0000">They can, via inertia friction, but dissimilar metals typically form a brittle interlayer between the two base materials..</span>

    The new space capsule is supposedly going to be 90% friction stir welded , they finally worked out the kinks with the lithium/aluminum alloy
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    I really miss my old job. I used to be a CNC Machinist. I didnt get to work on the cool 4 and 5 axis machines but I got to watch them work a lot and they were insanely cool. We had one that ran one part a day and all the inserts and bits on the machine had to be changed after each run, over 50 of them. It was a 5 or 7 axis Mazak.
     

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    Amazing video, it's so cool that all the axes can work together with such precise timing! We had an old CNC mill that we got when I was a high-school senior, I got to use it a few times to make a few parts for a robotics competition.
     

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    John Browning would shit if he saw that.
    Im suprised they didnt use cooling fluid.
     

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    I must say "I Want One".

    Not that I could run it once I got it, but Damn that would be awesome to have!!!