Large marine engine factory photos

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shayloco
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Large marine engine factory photos

Post by shayloco » Fri May 26, 2017 11:11 am

Some large scale work being performed here:
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/guides/Wi ... ng_Process
Note the large tracer oxy-acetylene torch cutting very thick metal slabs for crankshafts components.
Huge factory floor full of machinery.

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Re: Large marine engine factory photos

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Fri May 26, 2017 4:10 pm

shayloco wrote:Some large scale work being performed here:
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/guides/Wi ... ng_Process
Note the large tracer oxy-acetylene torch cutting very thick metal slabs for crankshafts components.
Huge factory floor full of machinery.
Also notice that almost no one is wearing eye protection around the various machine tools. :shock: :o
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Re: Large marine engine factory photos

Post by NP317 » Sat May 27, 2017 11:19 am

The similarity between steam and diesel engine structure and manufacturing in that transition period is remarkable.
Excellent photo history, and fascinating to see.
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Re: Large marine engine factory photos

Post by SteveHGraham » Sat May 27, 2017 11:54 am

Their approach to safety is interesting. I particularly like the old guy standing in a narrow gap between the automated torch table and the giant, multi-ton workpiece poised on wobbly, bent steel legs.

The boring operation is impressive. Depth of cut looks to be around half an inch.

Notice how great everyone looks. No saggy pants with underwear hanging out. No convict beards. No convict tattoos. No body modifications. No obscene T-shirts. No purple hair. Nobody has a collection of metal dumbbells hanging out of his lips. No one in the photos looks like a freak who just escaped from hell.
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Re: Large marine engine factory photos

Post by SteveM » Sat May 27, 2017 5:09 pm

Not many of us get to stand INSIDE our work as we are working on it.

Yea, I noticed the lack of safety glasses. Also, lots of long sleeves. Yikes!

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Re: Large marine engine factory photos

Post by spro » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:09 pm

This tour is so great, I don't know what to say. Following the building of a large crankshaft, the individual parts are made then they are machined. At some point they go to the vertical shaper and the woman machinist appears. She appears to be setting up the keys to lock the crank pins in each section which suspend the piston rods. I guess once that was checked, the vertical rotary shaper finished the semi circular, outside machining of those lobes because that appears to be her next appearance. Her hair is in a tight bun and nothing dangling.
Hat tip to Steve G about mentioning stuff like that.

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Re: Large marine engine factory photos

Post by tornitore45 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:09 pm

When you have to walk on the tool post, there is where I draw the line.
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in Austin TX

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