Exploring the: Aerospace Machining Zone
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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.
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...