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Shops Serving Oilfield Customers Appreciate Retrofits

Buying new is nice, but there are reasons why retrofits make sense for shops serving the oilfield industry.


A Modular Clamping System for Bulky Parts

Here’s one fixturing alternative for clamping large workpieces such as mold and fracking components.


Profiler Expected to Exceed 100 Cubic Inches per Minute in Titanium

Five-axis, five-spindle machine aims at reduced cost per piece for production of large aircraft components.


Laser Encoder Feedback for 40-Meter Wing Parts

Large machine travels, long machining cycles and changing aircraft manufacturing precision demands necessitated a non-contact approach to machine-tool position feedback.


Video: Horizontal Boring Mill Turns 23-Foot-Diameter Part

This shop leverages large-scale multitasking machines. Learn why, and see one of its horizontal boring mills turning a terribly big mining industry part.


“CNC Retrofit” Often Means More

This video testimonial provides an inside look at the myriad benefits Major Tool & Machine has realized from a new CNC platform—but like other, similar projects, implementing that platform required a complete motion system overhaul.


Scaling Up 3D Printing

One of the most inhibiting limitations of additive manufacturing is build size, but that is currently being overcome.


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.


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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