By: Chris Felix
GF Machining Solutions welcomed more than 150 guests, including many city and state officials, at the grand opening of its new Irvine, California, facility on Oct. 9.
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Heat-resistant superalloys and titanium alloys are difficult to machine. This overview looks at machining demands and some recent developments that have elevated performance and process security in turning these materials.
New capability for Swiss machines uses a laser.
This shop taps a range of advanced equipment to machine parts from materials such as aluminum, stainless steel and high-nickel-content alloys that often have application critical features. Micro-grooves fall into this category.
As the volume production market migrates from mechanical multi-spindle machines, builders are creating machine tool technology tiers that apply the correct level of cost and capability to the application.