Finishing Parts: Engine Turning

Adding a finish to your parts isn’t always vital, but it is certainly one of the more entertaining parts of machining. For those who are looking for a finish that is arguably one of the most classic, engine turning will add a unique sheen to your parts.

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Seniors at Waunakee High School use STEM to Jump Start their Careers

With schools across Wisconsin marking the end of another calendar year, twelve seniors at Waunakee High School are celebrating the completion of their Engineering Design and Development coursework. A year-long project, the school used STEM-based Project Lead The Way curriculum and the leadership of SkillsUSA Advisor and Technology and Engineering Instructor Ryan Ubersox.

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Howell V-4 IC Engine

After retiring in from a career as an electrical engineering, Terry Mayhugh of Round Rock, Texas set up shop in his backyard, “I took early retirement back in 2003 and built a shop in my backyard to do consulting work for a single customer that needed both electronic and mechanical design help. I purchased my Tormach 1100 PCNC mill, SolidWorks, and SprutCAM back in the summer of 2006 when some of my mechanical designs became too complicated to prototype on my manual equipment. Local machine shops had little interest in getting involved because nearly everything I was doing were one-offs, and I needed quick prototype turn arounds.”

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Showcase Winner: Ed's Model Air Engine

Ed Hanyzewski from Pelican Rapids, MN stopped by the office a few weeks back and dropped off plans and pictures for a small model engine. He uses this as a project for introducing young kids to machining and manufacturing methods.

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Model Engine Building with the PCNC: 18 Cylinder Radial!

10/ 02/ 2009

Mill project Engine

Simon B. from Hong Kong sent us these pictures of his latest project, an 18 cylinder radial engine, built from plans from Lee Hodgson at Ageless Engines. From Simon:

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