Hypnotizing 5 Axis CNC high speed car prototyping

Well, i just spent 5 minutes of my life watching a 5 axis CNC machine milling a prototype car out of some foam.

I recommend you do the same.

Right now.

The Machine starts off with a massive block made from some rough shapes of foam. It then proceeds to rough it off into layers, it then adds a more defined smooth layer.

To top it off, it then coats the entire thing in a epoxy layer.

The entire process is both entertaining, and hypnotic.

Via Makezine

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Roto368 years ago
Video was deleted. Anyone have a copy?
Gamer9178 years ago
that is awsome
krish24878 years ago
WOW..... i was craning and turning my neck every time the mill turned.... too bad i do not have that many axes of freedom..
Sandisk1duo8 years ago
friggn' awesome!
LinuxH4x0r8 years ago
I'm maing one of those out of legos with solidcam's software engineer. Chances are the controlling software was written by him
Kiteman8 years ago
Goodness me - I genuinely need one of those.

I'll figure out why later...
gmjhowe (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
Thats what i thought!
PKM8 years ago
Would it have killed them to keep the camera still for more than 3 seconds? I found watching that video actually tiring because of the aggressive cuts and constant camera motion. Maybe too much hanging around with film geeks has made me more susceptible to jump cuts and so on, but that could definitely have been filmed better. Still, I watched it all because it's such a cool machine :)
gmjhowe (author)  PKM8 years ago
I think in real life, people actually get stuck in its aura, and only actually break free when the machine is finished.
Plasmana8 years ago
That is so amazing! I did not realize is was an actual size car until the near end!
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