Programming and Machining CNC Spindle Parts | As the Spindle Turns

October 29, 2021 2:55 pm


The reverse engineering and design capabilities of Tom Allman, from Motor City Spindle repair, is impressive to say the least. Tom takes broken components from spindles and remanufactures them. If you’ve yet to check out his work and the detailing he achieves, now is the time.

Often times the programming process takes guys and gals off the shop floor and to an office space, but Tom enjoys the energy on the machine shop floor and decided to bring his CAD station there. In this video, Tom shows us a closer look at the spindle parts he redesigns and remanufactures. Below you will find time stamps of each part he covers with real time footage of the machining process. Is there a part or process of Tom’s that you want to learn more about? Please let us know in the comments!

2:05 Milling the backside of the cover of a box spindle
3:15 Roughing of an aluminum rear cover
4:03 Execution of a high detailed brass nut
5:46 Machining an aluminum drive collar for the back of a spindle
6:55 Building of a custom ID spindle
7:53 Threading rear nuts in all different sizes from 200mm to less than 30 mm
8:54 Developing an OD nut
9:06 Machining a high speed drill with tons of detailing
9:58 Machining an extremely thin aluminum cover of a severely crashed spindle
11:09 Remanufacturing an aluminum encoder bracket. Not just any aluminum block. The part holds an encoder that communicates spindle orientation.
11:45 Review of final products discussed.
13:33 Showcasing of how all of these important spindle components fit together in a spindle.

If there are any other topics you would like to see featured on this new series As The Spindle Turns, drop them in the comments section below! Stay tuned for more videos!


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