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Published: 5/3/2018

Aerospace, Energy Machining Hub Supports Diverse Needs
Surrounded by defense contractors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), this GF Machining Solutions facility provides technology and expertise for applications ranging from specialty blade cutting to laser texturing.

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

For Titanium, Tool Monitoring Smooths Low-rpm Cuts
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.