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    This was one of my first TIG projects. It's a three dimensional stainless steel sculpture of our company logo. The logo is representative of our business - industrial controls automation - the arrows represent - up, down, in, out and round and round. They are the basic motions that all industrial machinery implements.

    The construction is of 16 ga stainless steel sheet that was laser cut. Each facet is a separate piece of sheet. There was a lot or welding on this - nearly 100 linear feet of TIG weld. I got pretty good at it by the time I was done . The sphere came from a company in Wisconsin that makes ornamental stainless items - I decided I was not up to fabricating something like that. To give an idea of scale the sphere is 10" in diameter.

    Between welding, grinding and finishing I calculate close to 100 hours of labor - way more than I envisioned when I started. It took close to a year of part time effort (weekends, evenings, etc) and a fair amount of barley and hops. It does get a good number of compliments so I guess it was worth it.

    The PDF file shows the drawing the individual pieces that were laser cut from. The picture is of the completed project. The third file is the 3D file of the company logo.

    Thanks for looking.
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    Last edited by ivans; 12-28-2009, 03:03 PM.
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  • #2
    Very, very nice work!
    Jim

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    • #3
      Wicked.......

      Where can I order one?

      Looks pretty sweet to me!
      So you're telling me...You're not nostalgic? Then, give me another word for it......

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      • #4
        Nice work, well done.

        Does your company sell Banner sensors?

        -Dan
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        • #5
          Originally posted by engnerdan View Post
          Nice work, well done.

          Does your company sell Banner sensors?

          -Dan
          Dan,
          Actually we would be a consumer of Banner sensors. We do controls engineering, design, control panel fabrication, machine wiring, program and debug of PLC's, robots, etc. I'm VP of Sales and Operations - about 30 employees doing work all over the country and world. It's a fun business to be in, always something new. We have customers in the solar industry, energy - power and monitoring, recycling and still some automotive.

          BTW, my name is Dan too
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          • #6
            Ok, I work for banner, formerly designing vision sensors and lighting. I am not going to be just working with lighting, the EZ lights to machine vision lighting.

            I myself have been involved with automation for several years, on the side besides my welding business I build a couple custom machines a year with a local machine shop. I most definatly is fun and exciting stuff.

            -Dan
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            DW Metalworks LLC
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            Miller Passport Plus
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            Hobart Handler 135
            Hypertherm PowerMAX 30
            Smith O/A Torch Set
            Plus more tools then my wife will ever know about....

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            • #7
              very good challenge to keep straight align the arrows weld at opposite side on a sphere. It,s a very nice looking logo
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              • #8
                Originally posted by ricau View Post
                very good challenge to keep straight align the arrows weld at opposite side on a sphere. It,s a very nice looking logo
                Ricau
                Ricau,
                Yes it was a challenge to keep the arrows aligned. I had to build a couple of fixtures to align the arrows around the sphere - fixtures and clamps, a lot of tacking and then weld it up. The sphere is 12 ga and the arrows are 16 ga, I had to learn a few things along the way.

                I had not tig welded anything but scraps before this project, but there was so much welding to do that I got pretty good at it by the time I was done.

                Thanks for your comments.

                Dan
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                • #9
                  Very impressive.

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                  • #10
                    took a little time i bet

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                    • #11
                      Wow!

                      It isn't a logo anymore, it's a work of art.

                      VERY good job.

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                      • #12
                        Very cool Gotta love stainless

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                        • #13
                          How did you make the sphere?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bodybagger View Post
                            How did you make the sphere?
                            I bought the sphere, I did not have a lathe big enough or the experience to spin the two half spheres it is made of. I found a company in Wisconsin that makes ornamental stainless items like the sphere - I think I paid about $180 for it - seemed reasonable given the complexity of making your own.

                            It is made pf two half spheres welded together - they did a really nice job of making a full sphere.
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