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How Would You Make This Bracket Better?

When design constraints are taken away, what does the very best design for a given application look like?


Video: Additive Manufacturing at GE Aviation

This video from GE Aviation featuring company president and CEO David Joyce, as well as Greg Morris of the company’s Additive Development Center, describes the company’s plans for additive manufacturing and the advantages it sees in pursuing this te...


Event Highlights Solutions for Aero Structural Parts

The thin walls and deep pockets common to structural aerospace parts make machining challenging. A recent event at Makino’s U.S. headquarters highlighted solutions for effectively machining such tricky aluminum and titanium components.


Survey Shows Positive Outlook on North American Manufacturing

MFG.com recently released the results of its MFGWatch survey targeting 8,840 sourcing professionals throughout North America. The results indicate that 2013 is going to be a year of growth.


Optimizing Mass and Material

Most machined parts have more material than necessary. This is true even after all of the cutting is finished.


Replacing Broaching with Milling

Trochoidal milling is a toolpath technique generally applied to increase tool life or material removal rate in hard metals. Manufacturing solutions provider Iruba also relies on this approach to make a shaped milling tool effective.


90 Cubic Inches Per Minute in Titanium

Mag says its XTi super profiler is designed to remove metal at impressive rates. Its first two machines are are being used for aerospace applications.


Setup Time Savings from a Long X Axis

Bertsche Engineering developed the X-Flex Center to replace three standard-size machining centers.


In Aerospace, More Capacity Will Be Needed

Boeing is considering raising its production target for the 787 Dreamliner.


Cryogenic Machining of 787 Fuselage

Starting early next year, Boeing South Carolina will mill and drill composite fuselage sections for the 787 Dreamliner through cryogenic machining.


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