#emc-devel | Logs for 2007-03-30

[00:00:19] <jmkasunich> they got together with another guy 10 years ago, and bought this "bare iron" chinese VMC
[00:00:26] <jmkasunich> (no motors or anything)
[00:00:48] <jmkasunich> the plan was to make it the first of a product line - add the motors and control and sell for about $60K
[00:01:03] <jmkasunich> then somebody came out with a similar machine for $48K
[00:01:14] <jmkasunich> which is less than they had in it in cash, not even counting labor
[00:01:20] <cradek> yikes
[00:01:30] <jmkasunich> so the unfinished machine has been sitting for 10 years
[00:01:53] <jmkasunich> they finally got it running, and are going to be selling it at a loss, just to free up the floor space
[00:02:01] <jmkasunich> I think they're asking $37K
[00:02:11] <jmkasunich> its basically brand new and unused
[00:02:32] <jmkasunich> 24"x20"x16" workspace, 16 slot toolchanger, 10HP 6000RPM spindle
[00:02:48] <jmkasunich> they used a centroid control
[00:02:49] <cradek> wow that's a lot of Z
[00:03:17] <cradek> that is a sad story
[00:03:44] <cradek> hope they can get rid of it - probably makes them sick to look at it
[00:04:09] <jmkasunich> yeah, they want it gon
[00:04:11] <jmkasunich> e
[00:04:26] <jmkasunich> but at the same time, you can tell they're proud of the job they did on it
[00:05:48] <jmkasunich> you should see it go with a 1/2" endmill in aluminum at 4000-6000 RPM
[00:06:15] <cradek> woo
[00:06:21] <cradek> I bet that's impressiv
[00:06:21] <cradek> e
[00:07:10] <jmkasunich> throws a steady stream of chips
[00:07:20] <jmkasunich> reminds me of routing wood
[00:08:54] <jmkasunich> hmm, its interesting reading about the "big guys"
[00:09:07] <jmkasunich> haas boasts about their 80 block lookahead
[00:10:28] <jmkasunich> whenever we talk about lookahead, we manage to convince ourselves that we need infinite lookahead, and therefore we can't do it
[00:25:00] <skunkworks> I would love the 14 ft planer.. We have what must be an old 6ft planer - but that is in pieces.
[00:25:12] <skunkworks> and older
[00:26:44] <skunkworks> it would have a nice work area - cnc'ed
[00:27:59] <skunkworks> planner
[00:28:15] <skunkworks> planer
[00:33:29] <jmkasunich> did you see the vid I posted in the other channel?
[00:33:36] <jmkasunich> that is just too cool
[00:33:40] <jmkasunich> crazy, but cool
[00:34:52] <jmkasunich> strap a folded up rigid wing to your back, jump out of an airplane, unfold the wing and light off the jet engines
[00:38:39] <skunkworks> saw that - wow. I wonder how long the fuel lasts.
[00:38:43] <jmkasunich> 5 mins
[00:39:09] <jmkasunich> 120-300 km/hr
[00:39:25] <jmkasunich> thats about as close to Superman flying as a person can get
[00:40:35] <skunkworks> 4 model airplane jets.. cool
[15:21:35] <skunkworks> cradek: well put.
[15:22:18] <cradek> I should quit typing now :-/
[15:23:32] <skunkworks> :)