You would never machine an Iron block out of solid like this. The whole reason for using iron over steel is the ease of casting. Now steel on the other hand you might but again no one would ever actually do it because you could make it cheaper out of aluminum by a lot due to the reduction in machining time. I was going to ask how long to machine the engine block, but I see that was answered. So if you machined that engine block, what type of material was used (aluminum, or steel) and how much would one cost if you were to produce it? I understand you don't manufacture these, just curious on how much one would cost, as opposed to a forgrd block.There is no programming. you just feed the computer controlling this machine the design, and it builds it. That's the whole point of CAD/CAM.I could be mistaken but to all the people with the questions about the cooling... Im pretty sure this is a cadillac block... And if do then the water jets r the empty spaces swiss machines http://swissmachine.blogspot.com/ around the cylinders and its all pretty well free flowing even the oil jets r so simple in those blocks that they could be drilled in later cause I don't think they even drilled or taped any bolt holes... I didn't see em but I may just have to watch it again... Anyway I could be wrong...although I believe it could be used for drag racing as some drag cars don't run a coolant system because it robs power and is not necessary for such short engine running times Demonstrating the capabilities of a Matsuura 5-axis. Have you ever attended a machine tool show? They've got set-ups similar to this all over the place. A man can spend a whole day at a tool show and still not get tired of looking around. it'll probably take a few days to convert the 3D CAD model into the milling program. That should take into account the tool and speed optimization This video hypnotized me man, it really is meditation for men. I honest to god fell into a trance watching this thing mill out a V8. Its just a demo video to show what their machines are capable of. Of course no body is going to make billet engines for mass production cars. How do the operators deal with coolant heat? I'm sure the coolant rises in temperature as you cut the material. When the Work piece was having the lifter valley cut out the coolant seemed to be near steaming. It could have been the cutting head throwing the coolant out as it ran, but I was unsure.
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