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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.


One Way to Machine Long Titanium Parts

This horizontal machining center design not only addresses the need for larger machining capacity for long aerospace components, but it also offers impressive material removal rates for tough titanium alloys.


Water Conservation in Waterjet Machining

This job shop’s water reclamation system also extends the life of waterjet machine hardware.


Single Pass Honing System with Automatic Tool Wear Compensation

Single pass honing, also referred to as diamond bore sizing, is a good way to produce parts economically when the bore is small or has thin-walled members that need to be honed.


Making Research Real

Rolls-Royce expands upon a successful formula for developing manufacturing innovations beyond university research and into production.


Composites Machining for the F-35

Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up some ...


Six Ways Outsourced Maintenance Saves

Outsourcing maintenance to a third-party specialist can be a cost-effective way to realize higher overall equipment efficiency and better process control.


Balanced Machining is Faster Machining

NC program optimization software initially helped Bell Helicopter’s Drive Systems Center machine titanium faster by balancing cutting forces. The manufacturer now uses it to improve cycle times for aircraft parts made from other metals, too.


Five-Axis Volumetric Error Compensation for Large Machine Tools

System simultaneously corrects tool position in multiple axes to tighten machining accuracies on large machines that cut complex shapes.


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