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Aerospace Machining

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Using the hybrid grinder, this stator vane section was resurfaced via metal deposition, then machined to the part’s final tolerance via grinding.

New Hybrid Unites Additive Manufacturing and Grinding

By: Peter Zelinski
A machine performing surface and profile grinding, along with milling and laser metal deposition, is believed to be the world’s first hybrid grinder.

Getting Acquainted with Scott Fosdick

By: Mark Albert
Scott is the new head of Market Region Americas for GF Machining Solutions, the brand that includes Agie Charmilles (EDM and laser texturing), Mikron (high-performance milling), System 3R (automation and tooling) and Leichti (five-axis milling machine for blades and blisks) and Step-Tec (machine tool spindles). I had the opportunity to meet Scott and get acquainted at the company’s Open House “Solutions Days” last week. Here is my report.

Nick Patel and Bruce Roberge

Closing the Loop

By: Russ Willcutt
Gathering information is worth it only if it’s put to practical use. Applying measurement data to streamline spiral bevel gear making clarifies the true value of the closed-loop process.

Okuma Supports Aerospace Excellence

By: Russ Willcutt
The new Aerospace Center of Excellence at Okuma America enables manufacturers to visit, test equipment, confer with experts and learn about CNC machines that are custom-designed for aerospace industry applications.

Pallet System Software Boosts Cell Flexibility

By: Mark Albert
The software running this shop’s newest FMS from Fastems adds a layer of automation that enhances the inherent flexibility, productivity and effectiveness of lights-out operation. Dynamic job scheduling is the key.

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