Adam savage threads a massive boltClick image to enlargeWatch Adam Savage of MythBuster’s fame manually machine a huge bolt from a brass blank.

He faces, he cuts, he taps, he chamfers, he measures and he even wrecks, all the while explaining the basics of machining and adding some high level expertise as well.

Savage obviously has a passion for cutting metal, and it shows as he works through several problems while setting up the mill and lathe, and threading the workpiece.

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World's fastest trains 2017

Take a look at the top five fastest trains in the world. According to the video, these are official track records. 

CTMA calls for changes to border-crossing policy

The CTMA is advocating for a solution to recent border issues where Canadian companies’ U.S. customers are not being permitted across the border to view and approve work prior to final shipment.

Heaviest of the heavy

From tunnel borers to bridge builders to a self-propelled modular transporter, these examples of super-heavy equipment are worth a look.

Automated machine loading for small batch, individual parts

Schunk's Vero-S-NSE mini quick change pallet system: Automated loading and unloading is becoming more and more the standard even for small batch sizes and individual parts. The goal is to reduce set-up times and enable round-the clock production with low manpower requirements.

7 Amazing CNC machines you should have

See these innovative CNC machines that can enhance your CNC machine shop.

Automated part positioning with weld verification software

A product overview of Lincoln Electric’s Smart Positioner, which combines automated part positioning with step-by-step software enabled weld verification for control of large, complex weld assemblies.

Multitasking in style

Watch as Mazak’s Integrex i-200H ST multi-tasking centre delivers the highest level of single-setup part-production versatility.

What if 3D printing was 100 times faster?

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveiled a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that's 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

Robot army welding car frames

We have all heard the jokes about technology taking over the world. Well, they've started with automotive plants.

Manufacturing NASCAR race car bodies

Ever wondered how NASCAR race car bodies are made? Check out this How It's Made episode to find out the machining, fabricating and welding processes involved.

TIG welding thin aluminum

Thin aluminum can be difficult to weld, but with the proper settings and procedure your TIG welds will turn out perfectly. In this video, Wyatt Swaim from Lincoln Electric shows you how to weld 6061 aluminum using a Lincoln Electric Invertex V205-T.

Robotic education cell for training

Lincoln Electric partnered with Fanuc to create the robotic education cell. It serves as a portable training system for classroom use and gives students the opportunity to gain insights into proper programming for operating a robot.

Maintenance and ERP

Using ERP for preventative maintenance means you can easily track and schedule maintenance for your machines and equipment, so it doesn't cut into valuable production time.

Common machining errors and how to fix them

Everyone makes mistakes. But a mistake while machining can be an expensive and time consuming problem.

Time lapse suspension bridge construction

Time lapse sequences make the construction of this massive suspension bridge – the Osman Gazi bridge over the Gulf of Izmit in Turkey, opened in 2016 – look a lot easier than it actually was.  

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