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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.

Published: 12/30/2014

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.

Published: 12/29/2014

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.

Published: 12/22/2014

The Case for Off-Site Innovation
Okuma says the point of its aerospace technology center is to provide a place for manufacturers to perform all the trial-and-error they need to perfect a new process. It’s also a place to find and consult with sources of up-to-date manufacturing tec...

Published: 12/18/2014

Additive Manufacturing of Brackets Saves 1 Kilogram per Satellite
Because of complexity, material and quantity, spacecraft and satellite components are good candidates for additive production.