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Additively Manufacturing a Large Component with a Small Work Envelope
Airbus successfully reduced the weight of an aircraft partition by redesigning it for additive manufacturing. The large component was produced in pieces, with connection features built-in.
Applications Advance for Solid Ceramic End Mills
All they need is speed! Tools for roughing nickel-based alloys can be used in the same processes as carbide tools, just with high rpm and no coolant.
Parts Cleaning Expo Coming to Columbus in April
Join us at PCx for sessions presented by leading parts cleaning experts from around the world on the latest parts cleaning technologies, chemistries, and equipment during PMTS this spring.
What’s Behind Door Number Three?
While most shops are producing shorter aerospace parts on five-axis machines or larger parts on gantry-type equipment, this shop found its niche somewhere in the middle thanks to an advanced profiling machining system from Mazak.
Manufacturing News of Note: November 2016
A Brazilian student wins an advanced materials contest, Local Motors launches an SaaS division, Airbus certifies an additive material from Stratasys and other industry news.
Is the Best Use of Additive Manufacturing in the Details?
Rather than growing the entire part, the more efficient use of additive manufacturing might be to grow the features onto a pre-existing blank.
Integrating Additive Manufacturing without Inhibiting Machining
CNC machining is the superior process for dimensional precision. Can AM be added to the machine tool without compromising this strength?
Video: Metal Additive Manufacturing, Step by Step
A video from Pratt & Whitney illustrates the steps needed to additively manufacture an aerospace component.
Machining Is Its Own Outreach, Says Young Engineer
Modern CNC machining technology is so distinct from other manufacturing operations that it will attract and draw in the people best able to fill the machining-related positions of the future.
The Subtle Clue That a Spindle Is About to Fail
A shop that regularly replaces its spindles found the indicator predicting when this replacement would be needed.