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Published: 2/17/2018

CAM Software Helps Shop Five-Axis Machine Aerospace Part
A five-axis machine and HyperMill CAM software from Open Mind Technologies gave a shop the ability to meet the tight tolerances required for the camera-mounting brackets on a NASA satellite mission.

Published: 2/13/2018

Grob Goes Big on Universal Machining Centers
At an open house in Germany, Grob described its focus on the aerospace market for its line of universal machining centers.

Published: 2/12/2018

Partnership Uses Additive Manufacturing to Build Aerospike Engine
A version of the engine developed by Monash University and Amaero takes advantage of design freedoms from metal 3D printing.

Published: 1/22/2018

Tool Monitoring Smooths Low-rpm Cuts in Hard Aerospace Materials
Caron Engineering’s TMAC MP has been putting tool monitoring to work for years, but its “sawtooth algorithm” now meets a specific challenge in airplane engine machining. 

Published: 1/12/2018

Machining Titanium Aluminide at AeroEdge
Japanese manufacturer AeroEdge has had success in machining turbine blades from challenging TiAl through a combination of customized VMCs and cutting tools designed in house.

Published: 12/11/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: December 2017
SW North America opens a new facility to strengthen its automotive presence, Walter and Starrag focus on aviation and power turbines, and other manufacturing news.

Published: 11/21/2017

Aluminum Material Removal Rate New World Record?
Sweden’s Modig Machine Tool says it has achieved the world’s highest material removal rate in aerospace-grade aluminum at 1,001 cubic inches per minute.

Published: 11/1/2017

Precision and Custom Solutions Showcased at Mitsui Seiki
A tour of the company’s factory in Japan highlighted the accuracy of its machine tools as well as their adaptability for specific applications.

Published: 10/28/2017

The YouTube Apprentice
Inspired by social media and unencumbered by preconceived notions about how to machine, this shop owner plunged confidently into five-axis aerospace work. 

Published: 10/10/2017

Investment Casting Builds Lightweight Airplane Seat Frames
The frames could have been 3D printed in metal, but for economic production, investment casting proved to be the best option.