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Published: 10/17/2016

Why Was This Machine Chosen for Composites?
General Tool adds a metalcutting machining center with the expectation that this machine is likely to perform a significant amount of machining of CFRP.

Published: 9/13/2016

Ultrasonic Machining Answers Composites, Hard Metals and Other Material Challenges
As the show this year makes clear, machine tool, cutting tool, automation and software technology are all advancing. However, one other area of progress affecting manufacturers in ever-greater numbers is the advance of material technology.

Published: 11/17/2015

Still Time to Register for Carbon Fiber 2015
Hosted by CompositesWorld, the conference examines the expanding role of carbon fiber in the composites industry.

Published: 4/28/2014

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.

Published: 3/12/2014

When to Waterjet, When to Mill
A composite parts manufacturer in Nebraska recently installed a combined five-axis waterjet/milling machine to position itself to win large-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.

Published: 2/20/2014

Laying Composites Fiber—Digitally
The most recent release of Spring Technologies’ NCSIMUL software can simulate the laying of fiber ribbon with NC machines.

Published: 6/21/2012

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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