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Published: 3/27/2009

Where Does Diamond Make Sense In Machining Titanium?
Boeing machining experts say one application is drilling Ti-Composite stacks. PCD does well here. The group recently addressed this question submitted through our Aerospace Machining Zone.

Published: 2/5/2009

Machining At Mach 3
Airbus invested in abrasive waterjet for machining CFRP components. Here is why.

Published: 11/24/2008

Getting New Business with Big Machines
These shops saved themselves from dependence on the declining automotive sector thanks in part to their commitment to large-scale machining capacity.

Published: 8/15/2008

How To Machine Composites, Part 1 -- Understanding Composites
Composites are replacing metal in certain applications. What does this mean for machining?

Published: 8/14/2008

How To Machine Composites, Part 2 - Composites Machining
The material removal mechanism is shattering instead of shearing.

Published: 8/13/2008

The New Rules of Cutting Tools - Rule #3: Diamond Shouldn't Be Rare
(Advertorial) Consider PCD or CBN wherever capacity is tight.

Published: 8/13/2008

How To Machine Composites, Part 3 -- Milling Composites
Diamond shines for this shop when it mills composites.

Published: 8/12/2008

Drilling Tool Enables Waterjet Cutting Of Laminated Materials
This drill addresses delamination problems when cutting composites with waterjet.

Published: 8/12/2008

How To Machine Composites, Part 4 -- Drilling Composites
Achieving acceptable tool life and hole quality in a material such as CFRP demands a drill designed with composites in mind.

Published: 8/11/2008

How To Machine Composites, Part 5 -- Waterjet Cutting
For trimming composite parts, this shop describes where it uses machining centers and where it uses waterjet.