Janne Robberstad

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metal magic

By spotogspindel | February 20, 2013

Wow! I´ve learned so much today! Visiting a local company that specializes in making rotated metal pieces for the offshore industry. 

This is Torleiv showing me a big fire-hydrant, especially made for helicopter-decks. By mixing 1% of foam into the water, you can very efficiently put out oil-fires. I think they are the only company in the world making this.

Some parts partly made. These are in bronze, but they also use other metals: aluminum, steel and titanium.

Doesn´t this look like beads for jewelry? They´re actually the bits put on the lathe, to form the metal. These are all worn, and are going to recycling.

And this is a sneak-peek through a safety door where a piece is being made. I notice I am in lack of a wide enough vocabulary in English here.

They use such fine instruments. This little thing can measure things down to a hundredth of a millimeter! That´s small. To have something to compare with, we measured a hair on my head. It´s one 600 dth of a millimeter…

Eventually some of today´s inspiration will evolve into a piece of art 🙂

Topics: Diverse | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “metal magic”

  1. Andrew Finnie Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 03:59

    Well I bet they were having a lot of fun showing you around. You do a great job of photojournalism. And yes, your English is doing a fine job. Anyways, you can be like me, if you don’t know a word just make it up 🙂 Let’s see, that safety door looks like a carbordundumclearspeckled 340 gee door to me 🙂

    see you!

  2. gail Says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 16:18

    Metal is fascinating, and a little scary as it goes from liquid to solid. Beautiful photos, and so much fun to learn new things!