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O/T Anyone seen this CNC machine Hexapod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by realkustom51, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. realkustom51
    Joined: Nov 14, 2005
    Posts: 664


    Just think where this will be in a year or so. I invision a bot walking up to a small block and crawling all over it, surfacing the block ect.
  2. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,131

    from Texas

  3. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,621


    the apocalypse is here... it just moves slowly
  4. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,627

    from ruskin, fl

    I must have been asleep, things are getting very technical.

  5. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,650


    this is why alot of americans are out of work. monster routers. their coming for your job next. we must design a monster router stopper, or a big bomb. thats really what we do best anyway.
  6. tudorkeith
    Joined: May 10, 2009
    Posts: 454


    next the damn thing will be doing our surgeries too. pretty amazing use of technology though
  7. Got a love techy stuff. Go with it or go the way of the dinasour.
  8. NickJT
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 640

    from S.E. PA

    I saw this hexapode at N.I.S.T. in Gaithersburg, Md. It was mainly used to machine nuclear warhead parts. If that's a top secret (they didn't say it was) then I might not be here pretty soon but it was nice being a HAMB'er for a while.


    The gray "tubing" you see wrapped around the lower cylinder above the tool holder is some stuff we make that was being tested to confirm that it improved the machine precision by an order of magnitude (X10) by controlling temperature. It worked but nobody cared too much so it's not commercialized for that purpose.

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