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Secrets to the Art of Hand Scraping


Hand scraping of mating surfaces on a machine tool enables the surfaces to be flatter, more accurately aligned, longer wearing and freer to glide across one another. No automated or mechanical operation can match these benefits. Machine builder Okuma explains how this seeming paradox is true.

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ZONE: Aerospace » EDM

Wire EDM for Jet Engine “Fir Trees”


Advances in wire EDM (electrical discharge machining) technology have made it acceptable for machining critical aerospace parts. It may now become the preferred method for cutting turbine disc “fir trees,” a particularly demanding application that highlights the benefits of this machining process.

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Automotive Cylinder Coating for High-Production Applications


Daimler’s Nanoslide cylinder bore coating technology can now be incorporated into an automated process for high-volume production.

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CAM Software Is Key to Continuous Improvement


Armo Tool used NX CAM from Siemens PLM Software, along with new fixturing technology and CNC machines, to increase overall productivity by 40 percent.

Reasons to Attend PMTS


Visit the Precision Machining Technology Show to learn how you might benefit from Swiss-type lathes and other advanced manufacturing technologies.

Metalworking Business Index

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February MBI Shows 14th Month of Industry Growth


With a reading of 50.8, the Gardner Business Index showed that the metalworking industry grew for the 14th consecutive month and the 16th time in 17 months.

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