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Luma's been quiet for a while, and today's launch of the new ARCA Loop is a big milestone in what we've been up to.

 

About 18 months ago, we purchased a (used) Fanuc Robodrill - one of Apple's primary CNC machines used to produce the iPhone. These are amazing CNC mills that offer a tremendous levels of speed, accuracy, and reliability... but production machining of our parts to the tight tolerances we demand is not as easy as sending the Robodrill a file...

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At the Spring Shop

Got a Loop 3, Cinch, or Membrane Connector? The D-rings were hand made here in Portland at Custom Spring Products. Typically, CSP isn't making camera strap parts; they are a major spring supplier for both Boeing and Airbus (the spring in the seatbelt buckle you wore on your last airplane ride? probably made at CSP).

Today Kevin and the CSP crew were setting up an old, cam-driven spring forming machine to make the springs that counterweight the door of the Boeing 777. Not a single computer runs this thing, it's all cams and gears, timed to absolute perfection to wind...

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