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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.


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.


Machining Centers Maintain Rigid, Stable Performance

This month’s curation of products focuses on a diverse variety of machining centers.


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.


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.


Improving, Consolidating at DMG MORI Open House

The 2016 event in Pfronten, Germany, emphasized new machine iterations as well as growing standardization.


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.


Video: Accelerated Blisk Milling

CAM and cutting tool companies develop a process for machining a titanium bladed disk in less than half the conventionally expected cycle time.


Five-Axis Machining for Multi-Part Processing

Several parts at various orientations in one setup create what would seem to be a programming challenge, but control features make this cycle simple to create.


Getting Acquainted with Scott Fosdick

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 machi...


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