A while ago I visited a deckel owner in
Germany. The first thing that struck me was that a Deckel FP1 is quite
a category smaller than a MAHO SK250.
This man owned the machine for almost 8 years then he decided to convert
his FP1 (build around 1953) to a CNC-controlled machine. The software,
drives, steppermotors and spindles were bought as a set from PC-dreh
(also in Germany). The mounting plates and the mountings were made by
The machine is used for the fabrication of turbine-engineparts. That
is turbine engines for model airplanes. Partly the engines are made
of off-the-shelve turboloader parts and partly the parts are made by
himself. The turbines have a thrust-power of 16 kg. For those that are
interested : www.mtt-gustke.de
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