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Rough Boring Tool Cuts Challenging Material, Time in Aerospace Application

By using Sandvik Coromant's DuoBore 821D rough boring tool, Excelco/Newbrook Inc. increased feed rates and saved shop production time cutting Nitronic 40 for aerospace work.


Postprocessing System Eases Technology Adoption

At this aerospace manufacturer, software from ICAM minimizes time spent reworking out-of-the-box postprocessors for new machines and improves confidence in part programs.


Retrofits Lift Venerable Machines to New Heights

Retrofitting nine 20-year-old skin mills at Boeing’s plant in Auburn, Washington reduced machine downtime and improved both safety and productivity.


Five-Axis Machine Blends Power, Small Work Zone

A manufacturer of blisks and impellers needed to quickly find a new five-axis machining center, or risk losing a lucrative job. Two new VMCs fit the shop’s requirements and provided unexpected benefits. (Includes video.)


Cell Works the Night Shift

At this aerospace and medical component manufacturer, a Doosan HMC paired with a flexible pallet magazine and cell controller from Fastems has increased production and part quality while eliminating variation throughout the production chain.


ERP Synergizes Disparate Departments, Applications

Despite access to a sophisticated ERP system, this company still used manual methods for managing critical resources. Expanding its use of that system has streamlined operations and synergized disparate software applications and departments.


Long-Lasting Insert Turns Around Tough Inconel Job

By changing to a hex-shaped turning insert with a 45-degree lead angle, this shop saved thousands of dollars on a difficult Inconel turning application.


CAM Features Facilitate Five-Axis “Hog-Outs”

A point of pride for this shop is its ability to take on projects others wouldn’t touch. Recently, capabilities within Mastercam CAM software enabled the company to overcome challenges with a difficult aerospace component and, more significantly, to...


Presetting Process Cuts Scrap, Rework

Aerospace manufacturer Fokker Aerospace Group relies on Speroni’s STP46 tool measuring and presetting machine to ensure that step drills used to cut and chamfer holes on aircraft flap skins are within tolerance and set to the proper length. This mac...


Briquetter Alleviates Chip Disposal Inefficiencies

When this manufacturer of aircraft ejector seats increased its machining capacity, the volume of chips generated increased as well. A briquetter from Prab provided a safe work environment, a fast return on investment and cost savings that have added...


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