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Automatic Laser-Cutting Machine

Used to help prepare Harley-Davidson fenders.

These photos show the machine cutting the excess from the fender, shortly after it has already made an orbit around the fender, having "cut" the screw holes. It doesn't take more than a few moments after the fender is placed inside, for this hi-tech marvel to complete its job.

Here, we see the path taken since the robot's position in the photo above:

The white arrows further point out the continued travel of the laser's movement.

Again, I nearly lost my senses, while watching this machine at work.
But not nearly, like the buffing robot, of which I have no photos.

Changes last made on: Sun Oct 4 09:13:56 1998
Alex's tour of the Harley-Davidson Factory