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Program Configures Complex Fixtures

Klune Industries is a $30-million, 170-employee job shop that produces products such as bomb racks, missile sections and numerous other complex structural components for both military and commercial aerospace applications.


Bringing Toolholders Up To Speed

For the Wichita, Kansas, division of aircraft manufacturer Boeing, one aspect of effective high speed machining is finding the right balance. The division machines aluminum at speeds ranging from 15,000 to 40,000 rpm. To cut at these high speeds as ...


Universal Grinder Takes The Heat Out Of Brake Servo Production

Dunlop Aviation Braking Systems was looking to replace outdated machinery and to gearup the match grind cell of its brake system manufacturing module.


Aerospace On A Diet

The difficulty of close tolerance finishing in both high temperature alloys and titanium is particularly real in the Aerospace industry, where thinwall construction is becoming more common. Read how an insert gave this shop an edge.


High Speed Machining Helps Modernize Bulkhead Manufacturing

Raytheon Aircraft recently decided to set the competitive standard rather than follow it. In turn, the company is modernizing its manufacturing plants and processes to ensure continuous improvement.


Aerospace Manufacturer Produces 'Perfect' Pins To Secure Arrays

Imagine the space shuttle delivering a space station payload into orbit when suddenly, the locking mechanism holding the 100-foot-long array of solar panels fails, and out pops the entire solar panel array.


Aerospace Contractor Makes Chips Really Fly

With the recent surge in commercial aircraft orders and the continuation of major defense programs, the demand on aerospace suppliers has never been greater. In some cases, lot sizes have become smaller, requiring suppliers to be more flexible. Here...


Aerospace Lathe Shop Finds VMCs Enhance Commercial Work

There's no trick to reducing cycle time. It's simply a matter of knowing what tools to use for which parts.


Machine Shop Finds New Uses For Aerospace Technology

When most machine shops in California's aerospace industry were closing their doors, one machine shop's doors opened wider.


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