MachinePix Weekly #21

An explosive process was this week's most popular post 💥

Next week’s interview will feature Simon Winchester, the author of one of my favorite books: The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. I’m quite excited for this one!

If you’ve ever been kept awake wondering how humans bootstrapped precision (“if you need a CNC to make a CNC, how did we make the first one?!”), The Perfectionists is an engaging history of humanity’s command of precision.

Speaking of precision, the most popular post last week was the explosive hydroforming of a steel sphere.

I’m always looking for interesting people to interview, have anyone in mind?

Kane


The Week in Review

I tried really hard to figure out the manufacture of this rolling stock but was unsuccessful. Trainspotters, hit me up if you have tips and resources for this kind of thing.


Last week’s most popular post! This process is also known as High Energy Rate Forming, in following engineering tradition of making violent processes sound dull. Props to the welder.


I’m genuinely curious what’s going through the dog’s mind. Royal de Luxe has an incredible stable of massive puppets.


This is done with a da Vinci surgical system.


I was surprised by how manual this process is.


Postscript

A very cyberpunk meeting I was in last week:

If you enjoyed this newsletter, forward it to friends (or interesting enemies). I am always looking to connect with interesting people and learn about interesting machines—reach out!

—Kane