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Published: 8/22/2016

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.

Published: 7/18/2016

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?

Published: 4/21/2016

Video: Metal Additive Manufacturing, Step by Step
A video from Pratt & Whitney illustrates the steps needed to additively manufacture an aerospace component.

Published: 4/18/2016

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.

Published: 3/28/2016

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.

Published: 1/21/2016

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.

Published: 7/13/2015

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.

Published: 6/26/2015

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...

Published: 5/28/2015

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.

Published: 4/16/2015

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.