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The Tactical Merit of Five-Axis Machining

A job shop relying on homegrown talent to win aerospace and defense work expands its five-axis capabilities


Micromachining Evolution

Challenge Machine continues to add high-speed equipment for the increasing amount of micromachining work it is performing. Here are some lessons it has learned along the way, using tools as small as 0.001 inch in diameter.


Automotive Cylinder Coating for High-Production Applications

Daimler’s Nanoslide cylinder bore coating technology can now be incorporated into an automated process for high-volume production.


One Spindle Housing, Two Dedicated Spindle Motors

This technology combines two separate and dedicated spindle motors in a single spindle housing—one designed to perform high-torque roughing and the other designed for high-speed finishing.


Multi-Axis Workholding System Uses Three-Side Dovetail

The Get-A-Grip pedestal fixture for five-axis workholding uses a triangular clamping geometry for the matching workpiece and clamping dovetails.


The Foundry's Way Forward

An established supplier of short-run castings just opened and staffed a new, fully equipped, in-house CNC machine shop. Taking ownership of machining will improve the company’s range of services to customers as well as its quality control.


A Compact but Rigid VMC for Machining Titanium Blades

In recent years, machine tool builders have developed models specifically designed for the efficient machining of titanium and other hard metals.


A Production Line Takes Shape

Although Pointe Precision built its reputation on low-volume, high-complexity aerospace and medical parts, its expansive high-volume production line may be its biggest success to date. Sound decision-making and attention to details at every step are...


Tool Monitoring for Multitasking Machines

Continuously checking the condition of cutting tools and responding appropriately to wear or other changes is especially critical on machines designed to complete parts in a single setup or run several operation simultaneously.


Adopting a 24/7 Mindset

This shop considered a number of factors before establishing an effective process to run an HMC cell around the clock for applications in aerospace, oilfield and other industries.


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