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Published: 2/19/2018

Buying a Five-Axis: Selecting the Right Machine
Horizontal or vertical? Trunnion or swivel head? What’s the effective difference between different configurations of five-axis machining centers?

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: 2/7/2018

Control Beyond CAM Unlocks Five-Axis Potential
Capabilities native to the CNC can facilitate levels of performance that would be impossible to achieve by relying solely on post processed part programs.

Published: 1/26/2018

Buying a Five-Axis: The Costs and Benefits of a Complex Machine
When considering transitioning to a five-axis machining center, it is helpful to understand the basics about the machines’ components, their costs and the opportunities they provide.

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: 12/15/2017

The Value Proposition of Five-Axis Machining
Moving to five-axis machining is a big commitment. What exactly are the concrete benefits of five-axis machines compared to three-axis machines?

Published: 11/29/2017

DMG MORI Presents Davis Technology Days
Attendees saw the U.S. premier of two five-axis machining centers. They also saw vertical machining centers and the company’s advanced machine tool factory. 

Published: 11/24/2017

When Buying a Five-Axis Machine, Bigger Isn't Always Better
For trunnion-type five-axis machine tools, workpiece size will have an impact on what size machine you should buy. 

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.