Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Well, this is the first blog in the first step to making a complete CSM. After many conversations, material research, and reverse engineering, we are on our way to making our first prototype of a CSM. The material we are using is an aircraft grade aluminum (6061T6). Each part is being turned on a CNC machining center, so the tolerances are very tight. We are taking each part at a time and trying to machine it as close to the original as we can. At this point we have the needle cylinder turned without the slotting operation, the cam shell turned without the radius milled and the bed plate is completed. The bevel gear is turned, but does not have teeth on it yet. I will try to post updates as we get farther in the process. Please do not hesitate to email us at Erlbacher Gear and Machine at firstname.lastname@example.org.