Monday, October 23, 2006

Screw Machine

I have been pretty busy this last week attending the 100th Chinese Export Commodities Fair in Guangzhou. The first phase just drew to a close today. There will be a 5 day break before the 2nd phase commences. I saw the usual stuff at the fair but this one machine I saw today was definitely blogworthy. I am fascinated by machines and I enjoy visiting factories and seeing how various products that we take for granted are manufactured, like a common screw for example.

I was surprised to find this machine that cuts and punches a metal cable into the screw shape and another small machine twists it into a spiral. This is a video of the machine at work. It is only about 6 feet long and 5 five feet high. This shit just blows me away.

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