18 years ago while working on a long term aerospace engineering contract, one of the projects we managed was revising the design of a complex bomb/missle rack for the U.S.Navy.

In 2003 we were asked to fabricate some parts that were part of a safety mechanism of that same bomb rack. Because of reliability concerns the parts must be fabricated from a single piece of material. As a result the more complex of the two pieces required a total of 8 separate precision operations. Each operation removed material that was used to clamp or inspect from in a prevous step. So it is kind of like Sculpture, except in chunks of stainless steel.