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The Extrusion Option
For the right parts, this choice might be surprisingly cost-effective. A drum pedal maker controlled cost by starting some machined components as extruded blanks instead of solid blocks.
Applying “Dengeling” to Finish Turbine Blades
This alternative to grinding, polishing and shot peening enables turbine blades to be machined and finished on one five-axis machine in one setup.
Taking Titanium Seriously
Does titanium justify a machine that is engineered for this metal?
Video: Blisk Milling
The process seen here uses trochoidal tool paths and cryogenic cooling
Video: Electron Beam Direct Manufacturing
Lockheed Martin expects to reduce titanium part-production costs for the F-35 fighter by applying this additive manufacturing technology in place of forging.
Video: Five-Axis Machining at Padgett Machine
A job shop owner talks about five-axis machining and feature-based programming.
Video: Milling Inconel 718 with Cermic Inserts
Metal removal rate is high and the cut is dry. See other basic tips for milling with ceramics.
Video: Cryogenic Machining of Titanium
Through-tool liquid nitrogen turns the tool into a heat sink, extending tool life.
Video: Machining Long Parts Through a Small Machining Center
Video from Chiron America demonstrates the company’s Multi-Profile System, which combines a machining center with in-feed and out-feed accessories so that the compact machine can mill and drill long parts.
Video: Plunge Roughing in Aluminum
Even in aluminum, plunge roughing can be an effective way to realize high productivity.