Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Gnarly Pile of Billet

I don't quite understand people's disdain for billet.  I agree it's often misused to make simple, crude looking parts, but it's also the choice method for making some of the coolest metal parts in the world, like racing brake calipers and fighter aircraft bulkheads.  I think as at-home rapid prototyping settles in, home based computer operated mills could start pumping out sweet billet parts with the same stroke of creativity that garage builders with migs and tigs are showing now.

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