Gearbox Machining: Day 1

Hello All,

I’m very excited to announce that the machining of our new gearbox began today. During the day today, we completed the first three steps in the machining of the gearbox.

The first step was to square of the face of the aluminum blank as shown in the first image.



The second step involved drilling the two center wholes through the gearbox using a huge drill bit.



Finally the outside edges were cut using an end mill to give us a blank resembling a gearbox by the end of the day.



If all goes well, we’ll be machining out the inside of the casing tomorrow.