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November 13, 2012

Hebo wrought iron machines — Metal as Play-Doh

Videre est credere.

Caption for the YouTube video: "Hebo invented the modern wrought iron machine and is the worldwide leader in this field. The multi-functional Hebo system can: Twist, endforge, scroll, emboss, texture, hammer tube, make baskets, press belly pickets, and much more. The Hebo system is designed and built by German blacksmiths for the ornamental iron industry."

[via Joe Peach]

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Very cool! I wonder is the black metal shown twisting and turning like silly putty at room temp? Then wow. The coolest are the mind's who designed the machines to make it happen at all.

Posted by: friskypainter | Nov 14, 2012 11:41:05 PM

Almost makes me want to quit my job and get a garage full of Hebo machines to start a new career.....

...but I'm sure there's some sort of skill or talent still needed....

...and the cash.

Posted by: Rocketboy | Nov 14, 2012 8:18:01 PM

Impressive. It does make the job of creating standard wrought iron shapes fairly trivial.

Hard to comprehend how ordinary humans created such complex wrought iron as those baskets that the machine cranks out in mere seconds.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Nov 14, 2012 11:29:36 AM

Wow, that gives me a bit of the heeby jeebies, seeing those hands so close to all that bone crushing power. It's surreal watching that iron bent around like play dough.

Posted by: tamra | Nov 14, 2012 3:49:49 AM

now that is AWESOME Joe Peach!

Posted by: sherlock | Nov 14, 2012 1:20:41 AM

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