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Published: 4/3/2017

Complete Machining of Large Aerospace Parts
Machine Specialties Inc. needed to produce large parts with a constantly increasing degree of complexity. The M120 Millturn from WFL enables the shop to process large components in only one clamping.

Published: 1/1/2017

Precision Profiler Opens Opportunity for Larger Aerospace Parts
Fort Walton Machining could only process smaller aerospace parts without investing in large, expensive-to-operate equipment. Mazak's Vortex 160 horizontal profiler increased the shop's part size capabilities.

Published: 3/1/2016

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.

Published: 5/14/2012

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.

Published: 1/17/2012

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.

Published: 4/18/2011

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.)

Published: 2/14/2011

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.

Published: 2/14/2011

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.

Published: 2/14/2011

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.

Published: 11/10/2010

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...