I enjoyed the vid and also read through all the comments below. It was nice to see a designer say this:
D.Davis 04.22.10 at 6:13 pm
(Hypermill is a great program. Looks like it has a great functioning post processor.
Good example of the level of detail possible with a non-gantry setup.
But its not as impressive as Tool and Die work for injection molding and similar industries. Having worked as a multi-industry product designer for a decade now, its pretty impressive seeing the processes used to design and manufacture tooling. Parts are a result, but the real brainpower and prowess is in the toolmakers, it shows here.)
Hell, as a toolmaker, I'm used to the designers and engineers smackin' us up side the head all the time and using us for whipping boys.
I like running these Fadals with the Mastercam real well and I don't see that we'll ever step up to something like the one in the vid, but it sure would be cool.