26 Examples Of Amazing Machinery [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 3 years ago Misc


Five F-1 engines of the Saturn V (Dr. von Braun stands nearby)



TEREX RH400



Propellers of The Titanic c. 1912



The worlds largest-diameter tunnel boring machine



Peacekeeper ICBM guidance module, 1986



"Heidi" the 4,500 horsepower boring machine as she breaks through at the final section of Gotthard Base Tunnel, the worlds longest rail tunnel.



A brand new HD750, GE CT Scanner



A naked Porsche Carrera GT



One hell of a beautiful generator... sexy even.



A rotary snowplow locomotive in St. Louis



Boeing wing stress testing



Twin turbo Lamborghini Gallardo



KRAZ truck with a MIG-15 turbojet engine



Siemens HVDC transformer



Large Hadron Collider



JET Project Tokamak Fusion Reactor



Nuclear Steam Turbine



Large-scale excavator at a lignite open pit mine



Lufthansa 747-800. GEnx Engines



Lexus LFA 8-Speed Transmission



Higgs Boson Particle Detector



The top of the W-16 block from a Bugatti Veyro



Dark matter liquid xenon detector



Inside a hydroelectric turbine



2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Flat-Six



Taisun, the worlds strongest crane, preparing to lower an oil platform onto its pontoons, Yantai, China


The beauty of function, form and engineering. Who knew it was possible to get turned on by metal?
There are 23 comments:
Male 12,365
Ah, IAB`s bugs ate part of a post again. Here`s the link to a brief article on ITER. It`s late and over budget, of course, but it is being built right now.

The first photo shows the difference in scale.

Big. Very big.


Actual fusion power stations are still probably 40 years away, though. ITER is still a test facility and it`s far too expensive to use as a power station even if it was capable of sustained fusion at a high enough efficiency (which it won`t be).

But it is impressive and promising that multiple national governments have been co-operating on the project for 40 years and plan to continue it for 40 more.
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Male 12,365
[quote">Prototype containment for a fusion reactor? Sweet![/quote">

It`s fully functional, several generations on from the first ones and has been running for 30 years.

The main problem is still the same, though - creating the conditions in which fusion can occur requires more energy than can be obtained from the fusion. JET holds the record, but it`s nowhere near sustainable breakeven point. It`s a research facility. It got to about 65% for a fraction of a second (q=~0.65). You need about q=10 sustained indefinitely for a viable power station.

But they`ve learned a lot from JET and are currently building ITER, a far bigger facility that`s the next step...and that should be able to reach q=10 for brief periods.

You`ve seen the photo of JET in this list. Here`s a photo of the foundation for the same structure in ITER, taken from much further away:

Female 1,467
I think I got to see one of those HVDC transformers being transported to a new "power station." I had a mildly insane urge to lick it.
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Female 71
Wow, incredible.
Studying towards a degree in automotive engineering i can only hope that one day i will be involved in designing such incredible machines.
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Male 2,859
Things of beauty there.
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Male 1,471
Most definitely awesome !
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Male 5,094
alpensepp: Amen to that!

Verenthi: They exist in several places, however with our current tech they don`t break even energy-wise (not to mention economically).
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Male 1,364
Homo sapiens, drat yeah!
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Male 37,888
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Male 17,512
Speaking of which, one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. Video

Sorry about the foreign video link, but apparently that specific video is banned on youtube, dailymotion, vimeo and other places. Why? I don`t know.
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Male 600
Large-scale excavator looks like a scene from Transformers
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Male 17,512
Having stood next to those Apollo Saturn V engines, in Houston, they are jaw droppingly huge.
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Male 1,252
@briancas Read a fact in an encyclopedia once...SWEET JESUS IT WAS in a DIFFERENT ONE TOO? o.o
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Male 4,746
Love these!
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Female 6,381
747: Our local coal port has a new stacker/reclaimer which is much the same thing, and it is eNORmous! I built a model of the coal operations for the company, and nobody could believe how huge the new one is next to the old machine, which is huge and only half its size!
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Male 1,104
pic 1:

"Concert hall manager Peter M. Holloway inspecting Led Zeppelin`s sound equipment, moments before being blasted into Rock`n`Roll heaven ..."
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Male 2,675
Some day I would love to see one of those Large-scale excavators in real life. They just look so unreal-huge.
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Male 1,104
tech pron ... alright!
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Male 2,096
Borg toys, cool.
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Male 7,031

Amazing objects, though many of them are a megalophobe`s nightmare.
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Male 1,454
I never saw that open pit miner thing before.. that thing looks massive. I wouldn`t mind having my own personal boring machine, i`d make some pretty cool underground highways. But it would be even better if we could get something like minecraft, with a few chops a 1m cube is gone from the ground, and in your pocket, a mixture of star trek and i dream of Genie (her bottle)
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Male 46
Prototype containment for a fusion reactor? Sweet!
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Female 8,044
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