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Published: 9/29/2010

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...

Published: 8/18/2010

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...

Published: 5/12/2010

Automated Honing Reduces Cycle Time by 75 Percent
Faced with increased demand for a critical aerospace part, this manufacturer sought to replace its manual honing machines with a CNC model. As a result, the company achieved a 300-percent increase in production, better ID surface finishes and dimens...

Published: 2/1/2010

Switching Material Improves Productivity, Bar None
Serving the exacting and specialized requirements of the medical implant industry requires manufacturers to not only use the most precise, state-of-the-art metalworking equipment, but also high quality raw materials, including precision ground bar c...

Published: 11/9/2009

Shifting Gears To Integral Drive Adds Productivity
Machines with geared-head spindles are typically employed for machining titanium and other tough materials that require high torque. However, replacing such models with integral-drive HMCs from Makino has enabled this contract manufacturer to signif...

Published: 8/5/2008

Abrasive Waterjet Helps Make Composites Affordable for Boeing
Boeing overcame fixture costs and other challenges of machining large composite parts by opting for waterjet instead of milling.

Published: 6/17/2008

Universal Lathe Improves Turning Capability
Peter Brotherhood (Peterborough, United Kingdom), a steam turbine manufacturer, recently discovered a bottleneck when turning a range of power-generation components. When the company implemented a Gildemeister CTX 620 V4 linear universal turn-mill c...

Published: 5/27/2008

Good Investment Casting
An increasing number of shops that make metal parts that are intricate, require extensive machining or are produced repetitively or in limited quantities, are finding that investment casting is the ideal solution.

Published: 12/19/2007

Start-Up Shop Makes Splash Machining Aluminum Guitars
This shop needed a CNC machine to produce aluminum guitars. Equipped with probing capability and the visual quick code (VQC) programming system, the Hass VF-3 VMC has the flexibility to product not only guitars, but also a range of other components,...

Published: 9/1/2007

Aerospace Shop Reduces Setups With Boring Mill
A recent survey prompted Ace Clearwater Enterprises to acquire a boring mill and implement a new MRP system. In turn, it was able to bring processes in-house and accelerate cycle times while better serving its clientele.