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Modular DIY CNC v2

I build my first CNC about a year ago and learned a lot from the process. As an engineer I'm always looking at ways to improve things, and my first machine was no exception. The process began with some small changes which quickly turned into the opportunity to overhaul the design even more to better...By: jtaggardContinue Reading » [Author: jtaggard]
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Laser cut blanks produced from zintec coated mild steel material

Zintec, a zinc coated mild steel sheet metal which is ideal for laser cutting. Laser cut zintec brackets Zintec laser cuts beautifully as it’s basically mild steel but without the oil film. Being dry there are less burn marks with our Trumpf 3030 fibre laser cutter. Laser cut zintec brackets without the sheet skeleton You can easily see how efficiently we can lay components on a given sheet of metal. Using Radan CAD/CAM software enables us to program each part and the full sheet away from ...
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Ruger Announces Second Custom Shop 10/22 Competition Rifle

Ruger Custom Shop 10/22 Competition Rifle USA –-(AmmoLand.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce its third addition to the newly launched Ruger® Custom Shop. This variation of the Ruger Custom Shop 10/22® Competition Rifle features a natural brown laminate stock and stainless steel barrel. Ruger Custom Shop 10/22 Competition Rifle The 10/22 Competition Rifle features a hard-coat anodized, CNC-machined, heat treated and stress relieved 6061-T6511 aluminum receive...
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POTD: British Nuclear Police – Now & Then

The Civil Nuclear Constabulary at one of the UK’s nuclear powerplants in Sellafield, Cumbria recently shared a cool ‘then and now’ photo on Twitter. The CNC are a special police force responsible for protecting Britain’s civil nuclear power infrastructure. As such most CNC officers are authorised firearms officer. The UK’s CNC is based at 10 sites around the UK […] Read More … The post POTD: British Nuclear Police – Now & Then appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: UK, Guns, Law Enforcement, Britain, CNC, Sellafield Cumbria, Photo of the Day, UK police, MIL/LE, Civil Nuclear Constabulary


JEWEL, BRITANNIA. Old Empire’s ‘Gypsy’ Honda CB360 Cafe Racer

Written by Marlon Slack When you’re as good as Suffolk’s Old Empire Motorcycles you don’t need to go hunting for work. Hell, their incredible history of customising classic motorcycles has customers practically begging them to create a bike. And that’s what’s happened with their latest creation, a 1976 Honda CB360 that the client had to harass, harangue and coerce them into building. And we’re all the better for it. The customer initially approached the team after ogling one of their first...
Tags: Facebook, England, Motorcycles, ALEC, States, Honda, Richard, Classic, Suffolk, Don, CNC, Rafe, Café Racer, CB360, Kustom Tech, CB250


Bantmobile 1957 Corvette

Among the first set of Corvettes that Chevrolet produced, the 1957 model is a bonafide classic! Designer Ben Light put a modern CNC twist on this stunner by showing you how to build a wood and acrylic toy version using the versatile Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine. This intermediate-level p...By: Bantam ToolsContinue Reading » [Author: Bantam Tools]
Tags: Lifehacks, Chevrolet, CNC, Ben Light, Bantam Tools, Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine


The Killer: A front wheel drive motorcycle from Rodsmith

The concept of the patron is well established in the world of art. Charles Saatchi is almost a household name in the UK, but before him we had New Yorker Peggy Guggenheim—who anchored the careers of Pollock and Rothko. Parallels are now edging into the modern custom motorcycle scene, and one of the leading lights is Bobby Haas of the Haas Moto Museum in Dallas. Bobby has built up a collection of 130-plus extraordinary motorcycles, and occasionally commissions them too. Hazan is one of his...
Tags: UK, US, Munich, Motorcycles, Dallas, Craig, Charles Saatchi, Midwest, Bobby, Austin Texas, CNC, Peggy Guggenheim, Hazan, Freund, Matt Carroll, Pollock


RISE Armament Adds Straight Trigger to RA-140 Line

RA-140 Flat Super Sporting Trigger with Anti-Walk Pins Broken Arrow, Oklahoma –-(Ammoland.com)- RISE Armament, a premier manufacturer and supplier of AR components and firearms, is pleased to introduce the RA-140 Flat Super Sporting Trigger with Anti-Walk Pins, an additional configuration in the RA-140 drop-in trigger line. The RA-140 Flat Super Sporting Trigger (SST) is a high-performing, cost-effective upgrade to replace Mil-Spec triggers. Its straight trigger blade with a flat face provide...
Tags: Guns, Gear, CNC, Ar-15, Broken Arrow Oklahoma, Shooting Industry News, Mil Spec, RISE Armament, Matt Torres, Anti Walk Pins, Anti Walk Pins Broken Arrow Oklahoma Ammoland


Watch a mechanic restore this old watchmaker's micrometer into a gorgeous shiny object

This Swiss watchmaker's micrometer, which was purchased on eBay by a CNC-mechanic for $25, is a rusty, beaten-up old thing that has seen better days. Until the mechanic restores it to a beautiful shiny tool that could pass for a work of art. From his YouTube site: When I was scrolling through the antique section of eBay and first saw this micrometer I wanted to restore it right away. I really like the unique look of those watchmaker micrometers. As a professional CNC-mechanic I'm very fam...
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Spirit of the XLCR: A Fat Bob custom from Blacktrack

Blacktrack Motors have got cafe racer design down to a fine art. Their first build was one of the sharpest Honda CX500 cafes we’ve ever featured, and they followed it up with a pixel perfect custom Thruxton. Now they’ve tackled their most ambitious project yet, the BT-03—a cafe racer based on the Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 FXFBS. The Fat Bob 114 is one of the most fun bikes in Harley’s range. Its 114 ci power plant generates 155 Nm of torque, and handling from the new generation Softail ...
Tags: Bt, Motorcycles, Paris, Bob, Honda, Audi, Harley Davidson, Harley, CNC, Harley Softail, Sacha, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Nardo Grey, Harley Davidson Fat Bob, Screamin Eagle


MOTO PHOTOS: 2019 MBE Show, Verona, Italy

Written by Andrew Jones When you think about it, Italy having one of the world’s biggest and best bike shows makes total sense. Like Japan with their bullet trains and the Swiss being so good at watches, motorcycles seem to be at the very heart of the Italian psyche. And one visit to a show like Motor Bike Expo 2019 only drives the point home. It’s not wall-to-wall factory bikes or a bunch of business types ‘shifting units’ and exchanging email addresses. It’s honest-to-goodness, grass-roots ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Japan, London, Germany, Rome, Dave, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Event, Honda, Verona, Classic, Romeo, Mbe


Pre-painted sheet metal heater unit covers manufactured in Great Britain

CNC punched heater cover blanks CNC punching is the perfect manufacturing process for making small to medium sized batches of sheet metal work. These pre-painted heater unit covers were CNC punched in a batch of 500 units. Using bespoke tooling to produce the grille cut-outs in single hits reduced punching time and produced nice clean holes. CNC punching is also a good manufacturing method when processing pre-painted sheet metal. Is does not burn the hole profiles as with laser cutting and keep...
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FNG from next door to Canada.. ;)

Not much to say... Been prepping when prepping wasn't cool. I like- Weekends packing 5 gallon buckets of "forever" dry goods in mylar bags. Making a list and checking it twice to make sure there's enough. Going to the range. (when time allows) Reloading. Assembling AR platforms. (GO 80%!) Making cordials (sheesh! Vanilla beans went through the ceiling!) Researching things that interest me. (home CNC milling is the current one) Installing security camera systems. Tinkering and rebuild...
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Robots Built a House That Generates More Energy Than It Needs

MikeChino writes: The world's first home designed, planned, and built with mainly digital processes just opened its doors in Switzerland. Developed by eight ETH Zurich professors, DFAB House is a pilot project showcasing futuristic building technologies that may someday work their way into our homes. It's topped with a solar array that generates, on average, 1.5 times more energy than the unit needs (an intelligent control system eliminates the risk of load peaks), [and there are waste heat reco...
Tags: Tech, Switzerland, Eth Zurich, CNC, MikeChino, DFAB House, Spatial Timber Assemblies


PE-backed Polytek acquires BCC Products

Polytek Development Corp, which is backed by Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired Franklin, Indiana-based BCC Products Inc, a provider of specialty tooling, mold making and casting polymers. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE EASTON, Pa. and FRANKLIN, Ind., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Polytek® Development Corp. (“Polytek”), a manufacturer of specialty polymers for mold making and casting applications, announced today the acquisition of BCC Products, Inc. (“BCC”). Polytek is a po...
Tags: Trends, Arsenal, M&a, Bcc, CNC, Franklin, Roger, Franklin Indiana, EASTON Pa, Arsenal Capital Partners, Jonathan Kane, Pomona CA, Polytek, Polytek Development Corp, Genesis Capital LLC, Industrial/Manufacturing


Fictiv raises $33M to be the ‘AWS of hardware manufacturing’

Hardware, as the saying goes, is hard, but today a startup has raised some money for a manufacturing service that it believes can make the prospect of starting and running hardware businesses a little easier. Fictiv, which positions itself as a kind of AWS for manufacturing — providing a platform both to design components and help get them produced — has raised $33 million, money that it will use to continue expanding its production ecosystem, the range of components that it can make, and to gro...
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Jigsaw pieces together a Scrambler Ducati custom

We reckon the Scrambler Ducati is one of the best-looking factory bikes around. And the healthy sales figures bear that out. That makes it slightly tricky to modify. But the Greek shop Jigsaw Customs has just done a sterling job with a major bodywork swap and a select few smart mechanical mods. Jigsaw is a family-run business just outside Athens, and part of a Yamaha dealership. But in the cooler winter months, they focus on restoring and customizing motorcycles. This commission came from...
Tags: Greece, Motorcycles, Ducati, Athens, Mediterranean, Yamaha, Acropolis, CNC, Randy Mamola, Petros, Custom Motorcycles, Ducati Scrambler, Café Racer, EICMA, Yamaha Yard Built, Motogadget


Pole Bushmaster scales enduro back to 140mm alloy 29er trail bike

Last autumn Pole stretched out their all-new, fully CNC machined alloy mountain bike concept with the addition of a 180mm travel 29er Stamina that could go from enduro shredder, even to DH racer. They were so happy with the bike’s predecessor, Pole had already decided it needed a baby brother, the new 140mm travel Bushmaster […] The post Pole Bushmaster scales enduro back to 140mm alloy 29er trail bike appeared first on Bikerumor.
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Ultra Low Profile Mill Vise

I built myself a mini CNC mill a while back and while it has helped me out tremendously with my projects there are a few significant limitations with the machine. One of the main problems that I have to work around is my limited Z-axis travel. I did give myself some room to work with when I original...By: tinker botContinue Reading » [Author: tinker bot]
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Where can I get stainless steel sheet metal work in the UK

Here are just some of the services we can offer you to produce your stainless steel sheet metal work in the UK include the following: • Laser cutting • CNC punching • CNC bending • Rolling • Power press work • Spot welding • TiG welding • Insertion of stainless steel studs and bushes Laser cut stainless steel bespoke handrail blank Great example of using our Trumpf 3030 fibre laser cutting machine to produce bespoke hand rails. The decorative part details were taken direct from our customers...
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Desk Drawer Divider in Fusion 360

Drawer divider can be a fun and very useful project and one that won't take to much time.I used a CNC router to do all my cutting but it could be all cut on a table saw. This article is not on how to use Fusion 360 but there will be some helpful tips along the way. Take the measurement of the dr...By: KarlR32Continue Reading » [Author: KarlR32]
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MPA BA Competition Chassis Surveyed as Number 1

Image provided courtesy of PrecisionRifleBlog.com. Check out the full results from “What the Pros Use” on PrecisionRifleBlog.com. Comer, Ga. (Ammoland.com) – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, was recently surveyed to be the number one most popular chassis/stock system used by Precision Rifle Series (PRS) and National Rifle League (NRL) competitors by the Precision Rifle Blog. Cal Zant, shooter and author behind PRB, surveyed 150 of the best precis...
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Inside the Creative Mind Behind Sharps Bros. – Interview with John Sharps

John Sharps U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- A couple of years back I was surfing the internet while sitting in the gun store, I owned at the time, and I saw something that blew my mind. It was the “Jack” by a company called Sharps Bros. The design was so aesthetically pleasing that I needed to find out more about the company, so I started rapidly search them out. It turns out this wasn't their only design. Sharps Bros. has other designs as well such as the “Hellbreaker” which is based on the P-40 Wa...
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Sub-contract sheet metal workers based in England

Being sheet metal workers with over 30 years experience in sub-contract manufacturing there’s no end to the projects we have been involved in. Based in Fareham in the south of England we offer our services across the UK. Family owned and with a solid reputation for the right service at the right price we are happy to help you with your sheet metal work. Laser cutting mild steel brackets The images here illustrate the 3 main areas of manufacturing within our company, namely CNC punching, laser...
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Mini Lathe Machine for Woodworking

Hi Makers,We're interested in a homemade mini lathe project for a while. If you want to do small jobs and make yourself happy, this mini lathe is for you. Some of you will remember the CNC machine we have done before. You can check this link on instructable or above video. Watched 40 K times. We ...By: TheTNRContinue Reading » [Author: TheTNR]
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Sheet metal work manufactured in the UK to your designs

Have a design and want your sheet metal work manufactured in the UK? Come and talk to our friendly engineering team here at V and F Sheet Metal. We will be happy to help you with your new design ideas or review ways to save money on existing projects. CNC punching brackets Sheet metal work covers such a wide range of manufacturing techniques and materials. From the smallest spring clips through mild steel and stainless steel brackets right up to fully welded aluminium housings. From compone...
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ON THE GAS. Tattoo Customs’ ‘Blue Velvet’ BMW R80RT Cafe Brat

Written by Martin Hodgson Forget the disco-era 1970s or even the golden age of the Renaissance, turns out men have been strutting the streets wearing colourful velvet since 200 BC in China. Personally I’ve never got the trend; unless you’re the legendary American pimp, Bishop Don ‘Magic’ Juan, then you’re probably best leaving the velvet in the draw! Thankfully there’s no goblets, canes or seedy side streets here, just a perfect stripped down and sleek 1985 BMW R80RT. From the creatives minds...
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Crosstac’s ARCA Rail for the Ruger Precision Rifle

Crosstac ARCA Rail for the Ruger Precision Rifle Loveland, Col. (Ammoland.com) – Crosstac, the innovator behind tactical/shooting gear for the serious competitor to the beginner shooter, offers an ARCA rail solely dedicated to the very popular Ruger® Precision Rifle. The 16” rail with an M-LOK mounting system also features three Quick Detach (QD) holes for various sling positions. Crosstac ARCA Rail with numbered scale. The M-LOK Crosstac ARCA rail is designed specifically for Ruger® Prec...
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This guy made a custom hardwood and aluminum key fob for his car

What a great way to fancy up a broken car key fob. Here is how he did it. IMGURian Michicanery built an amazing custom hardwood and aluminum key fob for his car. “Aside from a slight range reduction due to the heavier materials, all of the original remote's functionality is maintained - this is really just a cosmetic update.” I made a custom hardwood and aluminum key fob for my car. View this post on Instagram ...
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Copper sheet metal work manufactured in the UK

Copper sheet metal brackets Copper sheet metal brackets It’s not often I get to show off a copper sheet metal project. These brackets caught my eye for nothing more than their wonderful colour. In a work shop of mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium, copper sheet metal really does shine out. These simple copper brackets are used as electrical contactor brackets in electrical switch gear assemblies. The copper brackets were laser cut from C101 copper sheet on our Trumpf 3030 fibre laser. ...
Tags: Business, UK, Laser Cutting, CNC, Sheet metal facilities, Trumpf manufacturing equipment, CNC bending and folding, Pinterest Board