Lathe Welding

Lathe Welding

Omni
Omni

August 4th, 2012, 7:48 am #1

Just something that make me miss working around machines. Very cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JbnDXw- ... r_embedded

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MephitMark
MephitMark

August 6th, 2012, 12:48 am #2

I take it the machine was built for that function. But watching the spindle start feed in and then stop as fast as it did, it must have one big honking motor and major brakes inside.
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Doc Nickel
Doc Nickel

August 6th, 2012, 6:29 am #3

The workpiece itself supplies all the braking.

After all, it's welding them together by rubbing a moving part against a fixed part- not much different than rubbing a fixed brake pad against a moving brake rotor. Take the driving power off the moving part, and friction to the fixed part stops it almost instantly.

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Vulpis
Vulpis

August 7th, 2012, 11:29 pm #4

Still impressive that even the slight cooling resulting from the reduction in speed causes them to adhere that rapidly and strongly, though.
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