May 30, 2012 AT 7:34 am

100 meter CNC machine


Over 100 metres reach lets CNC machine.

A large and precise 5-axis CNC machine is available for cutting positive and negative molds for large turbine blades. The robot or gantry, called HSM-Modal, comes from EEW Maschinenbau in Germany. It can mill 1:1 scale negative and positive molds for rotor blades that are 50 m and more, and in one single piece. The X-axis the on machine can span 151 metres. The machine also trims blades, and soon, it will lay glass-fiber mates into negative molds.

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  1. Hey look, it can even mill out a little human figure!

  2. Peter J Francis

    I hope he’s got his safety glasses on ! Can’t be too careful

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