These are the first three grips form our new CNC fabrication process for the ergocine Grip.
After hand sculpting the grip for the past year we have moved over to the CNC 3D router. The best from a batch of hand sculpted grips was selected and sent to be 3D laser scanned. The file was then sent to Dennis at Egli Machine, where he and Chuck (shop Chief) broke the fabricating process down into steps and designed custom fixtures to hold the wood block at different orientations.
|Everett monitoring the cut|
These images and video are from step two of the six steps that go into milling the grip. The first is cutting and wood block to a exact size, then it is milled oriented on the horizontal and then it is mounted on a custom bracket and rotated four times on the vertical axis. Each grip takes 3 1/2 hr. of machine time. After it is finished at Egli it come back to us for sanding, oiling, polishing and finally the Arri rosette is attached.
One half hour condensed down to 30 sec.