CNC Fairy tale
Once upon a time (About 12 months ago), In a land far far away (Perth Australia) there was a Lathe.
It was a bit dull and sat around most of the time doing simple jobs, until one day a man (ME) decided to automate it (Computer controlled – CNC).
So it was was striped naked of it’s manual parts like the king and his clothes.
And new parts were supplied by some of the local merchants (EBay).
High precision screws (ball-screws) and motors were fitted.
The machine was alive.
It was happy machining new shapes and showing off to everybody that came near by, for a while.
It got bored and sat around again.
Until Wall-E came along and now it has a new purpose in life.