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A Model Machine for Titanium

Researchers develop a machine tool that controls vibration to mill titanium more productively. The machine relies on guideway systems delivering stiffness that is literally infinite.


Make Maximum Use of the Magazine

This shop streamlined its selection of cutting tools to machine a number of parts on a pallet system. Cutting down on cutters delivered other benefits as well.


Going Lean in Order to Grow

This shop has a plan for dramatically expanding its contract machining business in high-value markets.


Beyond Milling or Grinding

Ultrasonic machining opens new possibilities for NASA engineers using previously unmachinable materials.


Design the Parts Around the Process

To guarantee that components for a new helicopter could be readily produced, the company looked at the capabilities of available machine tools in the market first, and then finalized the design of the components accordingly. It created a Precision C...


Aerospace Parts from Powder

Additive manufacturing using a new laser sintering process may soon enable this Nebraska company to carve out a niche creating aircraft ducting from high-temperature PEEK polymers.


Inspection System Brings Programmability to Shopfloor Gaging

Gaging device extends the reach of the CMM out to the production floor, and provides an alternative to dedicated gaging.


The 400° Difference

Cryogenic machining achieves dramatic tool life gains not by flooding the cut, but by refrigerating the tool.


Zayer Sizes Up the Large Machine Market

Republic Lagun Machine Tool Co. is promoting this line of traveling column machines to users in the wind turbine, airframe, oilfield and rail industries.


Let the Tool Path Help the Tool

A cutting tool supplier works in CAM software to create processes that extend tool life and improve performance.


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