No arguments here..... what I said was castings... the bare metal blocks..... They would then be machined to final dimensions and threads, etc added.... by another process step Frank Filippone Red735i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Frank, I don't believe this is right. Well 30 years ago I worked for a company selling advanced milling machines for components for the F-16 weapons program here in Norway. One of these, for it's time, very advanced American numerical milling machines were also sold to Hasselblad back then. Just for the miling of the camera bodies, I was told. Quite a few other Swedish companies bought such machines and had similar capabilities. Back then, this type of machines were 'restricted' for export only to countries friendly to USA. - They could be used for milling very accurate and advanced submarine propellers. One such machine did indeed end up in the Sovjet Union, though, but not through us. Guess some of you remember all that. Tom of Oslo > > In an unrelated Woodworking Group, it was posted that INCA Machinery > of Switzerland cast the bodies for Hasselblad. > > > ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.