“a little bit of magic.”
No, it’s an investment casting which has been a routine casting method for decades. The part is generally machined from a machinable wax for casting and stereo-lithography has been used to form investment parts since the mid nineties.
Lost-wax casting (same concept, different material) has been around for a few thousand years.
Actually its lost foam casting.
Investment casting is usally a amalgamation or composite metal
casted to fit a production process
this is just aluminum
 March 20, 2015 at 2:27pm
“I will inform the Speaker of the House of Representatives so that he can use the full powers of the House to take the necessary steps to protect the best interests of the American people,” he wrote.
Since when has Orange Boy protected Americans interest? Now if it were the gop-E that would be a #1 priority for him.
 March 17, 2015 at 7:43pm
I wish people would read and understand the US Constitution. The 2nd “does not” give you a right to own a firearm it was supposed to prevent the federal government from making law to “infringe on firearms”. The NRA has so convoluted it to the point that now it is “nationalized”. If the US Constitution was followed as it was written we would not be debating federal firearm law because there would be NO federal LAWS against firearms. The Gruber concept has been play on for decades. This is a local and State issue not federal.
I think you are seriously convoluted and comfused.
Hey dfw1, I beg to differ! You are the one who actually needs to read and understand the U.S. Constitution.
If the 2nd amendment does not give one "the right to keep and bear arms"...then why would there be the need for a clause to prevent the federal government to "infringe on firearms"?
What do you not understand about, "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"? Who are the "people" mentioned?
"The NRA has so convoluted it to the point that now it is 'nationalized'?" WTF does that mean?
"If the US Constitution was followed as it was written we would not be debating federal firearm law because there would be NO federal LAWS against firearms".
dfw1, I "bow" to you...for you have taken the concept of "if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullsh@t", to a much higher level! Or maybe you ate a little too many 'shrooms? Or maybe both?
I just have to ask something because I'm dying to know...are you a "paid gov troll", or are you just a "snot-nosed" bored idiot who lives in his/her parents basement? Maybe both?
Come on, I'm dying to know, please tell me! *big anticipating grin*
In an ideal world, there would be no gun laws at the state or federal level but just as the Constitution creeps a bit, like the time it was legal to own slaves versus now, gun laws seemed to be a convenient way to keep black people from owning firearms. Heaven forbid that they might defend themselves. Why do we need federal laws on voting? In a more perfect Utopia, I would suggest that no weapon available to the police or National Guard should be forbidden to the citizen since the Second Amendment anticipates the cyclical occurrence of a tyrannical government. You would not want any contest to be unfair, would you? Self defense is a natural right and as such should reflect man's law. I don't like the Idea of King George choking off the availability of gunpowder to pacify the rebels any more than King Obama trying to ban bullets. Apparently King Obama sees no need for federal drug laws since he is standing by while these federal laws are broken. When are we going to get social justice for all of the moonshiners who have broken Federal Laws on making booze? Was the Constitution damaged by putting Japanese Americans in concentration camps? Getting the Constitution back to where is was is not going to happen over night. It got into its current condition by artful imaginations of the intentions of people who are long dead. More of the same just makes the situation worse.
I heard mention of Japanese in camps? My father was in WW2 and he said the Japanese were spying all over the country for Japan. We had no choice but to put all of them away till the war was over. We also put Germans there too. I guess in the future we will be paying reparations to the Muslims we incarcerated for no reason also.
 March 17, 2015 at 7:26pm
That’s the makings for some serious bird hunting!
 March 17, 2015 at 7:14pm
The people that have read and comprehend the US Constitution is a single digit percentage of “We The People”. This is why we are where we are. Both party’s know this and have been using it for decades. The US is a union of brain dead morons! BO said what he was going to do, “fundamentally transform America” yet the majority voted for him TWICE. The truth hurts don’t it?
 March 17, 2015 at 6:50pm
Yo BO did you get the message the Israeli’s sent? Oh, CNN didn’t report it yet? I’ll summarize it for you; “GO F YOURSELF” (extra large caps).
 March 3, 2015 at 9:32am
I’m with you Darcy, a pair of 1873 45 SA Colt wheels is my go to for fun.
 February 26, 2015 at 4:40pm
If I recall correctly Fiorina started out at HP as a sectary and worked her way to the top.
 February 26, 2015 at 3:42pm
Best to take care of the problem and shut your pie hole. If you have ever been attacked by a dog you know lead is cheaper than a doctor. My mom, a dog lover, thought a stray dog was friendly until it almost killed her. We captured it and tried to get a neighbor to confess it was theirs. Surprise, they denied it was theirs and we couldn’t prove it. The county put the dog down.
 February 22, 2015 at 11:55pm
They just need jobs?
 February 17, 2015 at 2:02pm
…mysterious ways! The greatest health threat the US has ever experienced is Washington, DC.
 February 16, 2015 at 6:40pm
- Feb. 16, 2015 at 4:31pm
I’d rather think that the the Commies in that state should comprehend what “shall not be infringed” means.
Thelma, the US Constitution applies to the federal government (not that it matters anymore) not state and local government. Don’t like their laws move! I wish people could comprehend this. I’m glad I live in a state and county that is firearm friendly.
 February 4, 2015 at 4:43pm
I know this is going to bring the thumbs down from the deniers and self-righteous so let it begin. To be clear I do consider myself a Christian and recognize humans can be very evil.
Christians have a history of burning “witches at the stake”. As horrid as it is we must face our own history too. Evil must be stopped regardless of religion. The koran teaches evil, muslim sympathizer I’m not.
 February 4, 2015 at 2:10pm
As an example for lilmac929′s comment the story states; “It is time to wake up. This is the enemy of all mankind. Make no mistake, this is a global jihad and it has everything to do with “their” religion and their fundamental interpretation of the Koran.”
The Koran does not teach a religion of peace, isis is doing just as the Koran demands of them. This is not a “fundamental interpretation of the Koran” it is what the Koran teaches. Glenn or anyone else please select any verse in the Koran that demands tolerance and love. You can’t because there is not one. Loving god is mentioned twice but only for muslim who do as the Koran demands. Glenn, you should follow your own advice, “wake up”!
There is no such thing as homosexual marriage, period. Marriage is between a man and woman. Marriage is not a convenience by government regulation God holds this court. Hijacking words is no justification. End of story!
The Bible allows for multiple wives and concubines. It also allows old men to marry teenaged girls. Do you really want to argue that point?
dwf1: "God holds this court."
I've never seen god in a long black rob sitting behind a big bench with the name-plate 'JUDGE' on it so... Until that happens... We will follow the rulings of our judicial 'leaders'.
No, the Bible does not allow for multiple wives and concubines. That was a practice in the Old Testament that God did not like but allowed for that time, however it was done away with in the New Testament. "Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?" Matt 19:4-5 (KJV)
desert, please cite passages so that others may look and see if you are correct.
"I’ve never seen god in a long black rob sitting behind a big bench with the name-plate ‘JUDGE’ on it...."
If you can't see something, therefore it does not exist? You can't see the wind either.......
lock-n-load. The question of polygamy is an interesting one in that most people today view polygamy as immoral while the Bible nowhere explicitly condemns it. The first instance of polygamy/bigamy in the Bible was that of Lamech in Genesis 4:19: “Lamech married two women.” Several prominent men in the Old Testament were polygamists. Abraham, Jacob, David, Solomon, and others all had multiple wives. In 2 Samuel 12:8, God, speaking through the prophet Nathan, said that if David’s wives and concubines were not enough, He would have given David even more. Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines (essentially wives of a lower status), according to 1 Kings 11:3.
although God did say the kings were not to have multiple wives "....Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold." Deut 17:17 (KJV)
Also the verses in I Kings 11:1-13 - it does say that God was angry with Solomon for his multiple wives and concubines, and Solomon's kingdom was taken from him.
I mentioned this in a previous post - God did not like this - that is why Jesus in Matt. 19:4-5 turns it back to God's original plan.
So marriage didn't exist before your religion came along then? Did it exist in all the places all over the world where you religion wasn't for thousands and thousands of years?
DR, it's not a religious issue, it's a societal one with a concept the ignorant cannot understand. Men and women can procreate, two women or two men cannot, kapische. You will say they can adopt, well, they can adopt in a civil union. Single people can adopt, etc. Why marry not unless you want to not bastardize your children. Many people want the marriage for that and may don't care. Not unless you plan on procreating, their is really no need to ever get married. The marriage concept must be tough for progressives and the left to understand. Of course as I tell my gay buddies, why one man would want to get in another man's a...s...s is beyond all comprehension.
 January 12, 2015 at 11:13am
Evolution my arse, these days it seems most don’t even know how to boil water let alone make tea in a kettle. Man has forgot more than learned.
 January 12, 2015 at 11:08am
I’m waiting on a fork that loads itself and feeds me when I’m hungry. Doesn’t seem that far fetched to me we have firearms that load and start shooting. The dumb-down of the human race continues.