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Published: 4/28/2014

Presetting Becomes Prevalent
Next Intent implemented presetting and shrink-fit toolholding when it bought a five-axis machining center, but it has since seen these resources deliver value to machining centers throughout the shop.

Published: 4/17/2014

How Metallurgical Structure Affects the Machinability of Aluminum
Advancements in grain structure consistency and mechanical properties help to make this extremely machinable metal suitable for an ever growing range of applications.

Published: 2/20/2014

Setting the Stage for Sizeable Composites Work
By adding a five-axis waterjet/milling machine, its biggest autoclave and a more expansive lay-up room, Royal Engineered Composites is positioning itself to win larger-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.

Published: 2/20/2014

An Electrochemical Option for Blisks, Blades
This machining platform offers the non-contact electrochemical/precision electrochemical processes for five-axis milling of turbine engine blades and blisks.

Published: 12/13/2013

10 Tips for Titanium
Simple process considerations can increase your productivity in milling titanium alloys.

Published: 12/13/2013

Why Not Start With Waterjet?
In titanium, significant savings and process efficiency can result from the simple fact that abrasive waterjet cutting leaves the remaining stock intact.

Published: 10/16/2013

Collaborating for Competitiveness
These seven aerospace shops prove that blurring the line between competitor and collaborator can benefit all involved—if it’s done right.

Published: 7/17/2013

Tool Management Drives Process Standardization
From incoming order to final delivery, this aerospace component manufacturer strives to eliminate process variables. Airtight control of cutting tool inventory is critical to that effort.

Published: 6/27/2013

“Right-Sized” Machine for Structural Aerospace Parts
This five-axis machine offers a compact footprint and atypical automated pallet changing system for small, yet challenging aerospace structural components.

Published: 4/22/2013

Composites Technology at F-35 Suppliers Conference
A recent conference highlighted composites milling equipment as well as a new seven-axis fiber-placement machine specifically designed for the tricky material used to create critical F-35 components.