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Published: 10/17/2016

Why Was This Machine Chosen for Composites?
General Tool adds a metalcutting machining center with the expectation that this machine is likely to perform a significant amount of machining of CFRP.

Published: 9/22/2016

Video: What the Heck Is “Dengeling?”
Turns out it is a process that enables a five-axis machine to finish turbine blades after milling. Watch the video.

Published: 6/20/2016

The Value of 3+2
Full-five-axis machining is complex and neat to watch, but five-axis positioning is appealing in its own right.

Published: 4/22/2016

Video: Think Twice Before Reaching for That Ballnose
Another type of tool engages comparatively more of the work to facilitate larger stepovers for improved efficiency and surface finish in five-axis finishing operations.

Published: 3/28/2016

The Subtle Clue That a Spindle Is About to Fail
A shop that regularly replaces its spindles found the indicator predicting when this replacement would be needed.

Published: 3/10/2016

Machining Centers Maintain Rigid, Stable Performance
This month’s curation of products focuses on a diverse variety of machining centers.

Published: 2/29/2016

Five-Axis Machining Complements Additive Manufacturing
Intricate components made through laser melting go directly to a five-axis machine as part of a service combining additive and subtractive processing.

Published: 2/12/2016

Five-Axis Demands a Talented Supporting Cast
This mold manufacturer’s choice of workholding, programming and cutting tool technology helped maximize the time available to navigate the challenges of getting used to its first-ever five-axis machining center.

Published: 2/11/2016

Improving, Consolidating at DMG MORI Open House
The 2016 event in Pfronten, Germany, emphasized new machine iterations as well as growing standardization.

Published: 1/22/2016

Five-Axis Blends Require Minding Ballnose Tolerances
Proper symmetry, expressed via the end mill’s diameter and radius tolerance, is critical to ensure smooth surface finishes during five-axis contouring operations.