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The Future of Manufacturing

According to engineers with GE Aviation, the challenges of additive metal manufacturing—serious as they are—are small compared to the promise that this technology holds. How else can you make a plane engine 1,000 pounds lighter?


TRAM3 Conference Focuses on Aerospace Manufacturing

The two-day conference at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) addresses topics and concerns important to manufacturers that serve the aerospace industry. Boeing and Rolls-Royce are the lead sponsors.


Targeted Five-Axis Machining

Focusing on a particular part size range allows this shop to use a versatile type of five-axis machine tool. Five-axis machining now makes up 40 percent of the shop’s business.


Ask the Expert: Aerospace

Initiate a dialogue with some of the industry's most respected experts. Ask MAG a question related to aerospace machining.


Tooling up for Micromachining

Choosing the right tools and matching them to the correct operations and process techniques for micromachining applications is critical to success in this burgeoning market.


Otherworldly Precision

A contract shop produces critical parts for the Curiosity rover that will soon depart for Mars.


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.


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