Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
Robotics Hardware

5-Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter 277

kkleiner sends along an amazing video of what robot-controlled machining is coming to. "Industrial robots are getting precise enough that they're less like dumb machines and more like automated sculptors producing artwork. Case in point: Daishin's Seki 5-axis mill. The Japanese company celebrated its 50th anniversary last year by using this machine to carve ... a full-scale motorcycle helmet out of one piece of aluminum. No breaks, no joints, the 5-Axis mill simply pivots and rotates to carve metal at some absurd angles. Every cut is guided by sophisticated 3-D design software (Openmind’s HyperMill)."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

5-Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter

Comments Filter:

FORTUNE'S FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL: A firefly is not a fly, but a beetle.