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      CommentAuthorskeptical
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2010
     
    Real science and technology!

    “The new method is based on electromagnetic pulse technology (EMPT), which was previously used primarily to expand or neck aluminum tubes. We’ve modified it to cut even hard steels. Whereas a laser takes around 1.4 seconds to cut a hole, EMPT can do the job in approximately 200 milliseconds – our method is up to seven times faster. Another advantage is that it produces no burr, thus doing away with the need for a finishing process."

    http://www.fraunhofer.de/en/press/research-news/2009/12/electromagnetic-fields-as-cutting-tools.jsp
    • CommentAuthorDirtfarmer
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2010
     
    That's pretty nuts!
    Goodwill,
    -Dirtfarmer
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    Might want to keep that in mind when we start designing SUPER-ORBO. ;^)
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    Mmmm I want one.

    Range !! Give me Range, I say...turn up the damn variac...I want to hear that thing buzz like it's got a rattler in it....
    • CommentAuthorDirtfarmer
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2010
     
    (Deep) AMPS! AMPS!!!
    Goodwill,
    -Dirtfarmer
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      CommentAuthorDerrickA
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2010
     
    Or stretch your money (literally) in these tough economic times.
    shrunken coins
    • CommentAuthorBabcat
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2010
     
    [quote][cite]Posted By: skeptical[/cite]Real science and technology!

    “The new method is based on electromagnetic pulse technology (EMPT), which was previously used primarily to expand or neck aluminum tubes. We’ve modified it to cut even hard steels. Whereas a laser takes around 1.4 seconds to cut a hole, EMPT can do the job in approximately 200 milliseconds – our method is up to seven times faster. Another advantage is that it produces no burr, thus doing away with the need for a finishing process."

    [url]http://www.fraunhofer.de/en/press/research-news/2009/12/electromagnetic-fields-as-cutting-tools.jsp[/url][/quote]

    Steorn's Orbo is real science and technology too.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2010
     
    I wonder if it can be made portable, as I have lost the keys to half a dozen bank vaults I own?
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2010
     
    Posted By: TrimI wonder if it can be made portable, as I have lost the keys to half a dozen bank vaults I own?
    Maybe with an UltraCap or three? ;)