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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.


Video: Accelerated Blisk Milling

CAM and cutting tool companies develop a process for machining a titanium bladed disk in less than half the conventionally expected cycle time.


New Hybrid Unites Additive Manufacturing and Grinding

A machine performing surface and profile grinding, along with milling and laser metal deposition, is believed to be the world’s first hybrid grinder.


Getting Acquainted with Scott Fosdick

Scott is the new head of Market Region Americas for GF Machining Solutions, the brand that includes Agie Charmilles (EDM and laser texturing), Mikron (high-performance milling), System 3R (automation and tooling) and Leichti (five-axis milling machi...


Okuma Supports Aerospace Excellence

The new Aerospace Center of Excellence at Okuma America enables manufacturers to visit, test equipment, confer with experts and learn about CNC machines that are custom-designed for aerospace industry applications.


FAA Clears First Additive Manufactured Part for Flight in a GE Commercial Jet Engine

A cobalt-chrome temperature sensor housing is being retrofit to GE90 engines used by Boeing.


Video of Interesting Turbine Blade Workholding System

This clamping system is an automated steady rest with measuring capability that stabilizes the five-axis machining process of very long turbine blades.


Satellite to Use Additive-Manufactured Components Directly Exposed to Space

Support structures are produced through FDM in plastic material as strong as aluminum. Internal complexity is part of the reason for producing the parts through 3D printing.


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