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Information on machining aircraft components and other aerospace-related parts.

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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.

Thomas Alaniva inspects a spiral bevel gear

Closing the Loop

By: Russ Willcutt
Gathering information is a worthwhile endeavor, but only if it’s put to practical use. Applying measurement data to streamline the manufacturing of spiral bevel gears makes clear 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.

People are Part of the Process for Machining Inconel

By: Peter Zelinski
A Tacoma shop describes its winning strategy for efficient machining of Inconel. That strategy includes careful choices of cutting tools and cutting parameters. It also includes a healthy breakfast.


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