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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: 2/10/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: February 2018
CT scanning for mid-size metal castings, funding secured for an Apprentice Academy in Virginia, and more industry news.

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: 1/31/2018

Shop Hits Home Run with Toolpath Simulation Software
Wolcott Design Services needed to improve efficiency during high-mix, low-volume runs. HMCs and Vericut tool simulation software by CGTech improved efficiency, spindle utilization and revenue. 

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: 1/24/2018

Video: Between Casting and Machining from Solid Is Extrusion
The Machined Direct Drive Pedal from DW Drums realized design improvements thanks to machining, then cost improvement as result of moving one step further.

Published: 1/16/2018

Hardware for High Metal Removal Rates
Spindle power and shrink-fit toolholding are two assets this shop seeks to use to the extremes of their capabilities.

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: 12/29/2017

VMC Helps Manufacturer Bring Product to Market Three Years Ahead of Schedule
Outsourcing molds to make a new boat would’ve been expensive and slow, so Hudson Boat Works acquired a Datron MLCube VMC capable of machining large molds in house to slash time from its projected product launch.