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A Smooth Transition to Five-Axis Machining

A mold manufacturer that specializes in precision, thin-walled container molds chose an integrated approach to establishing an effective five-axis “3 + 2” machining process.


The Value of a Portable Second-Op Machine

A portable second-op machine can make more effective use of labor while freeing primary machines to carry out the complicated work they were designed to perform.


Digital Dental Prosthesis Production

Digital dental technologies are helping to transform every aspect of the dental industry. The days of tedious, manual production of crowns, copings and bridges are fast disappearing.


Smart Machining Centers

These days, precision machine shops are often looking to expand the range of work they can take on profitably. It is not enough, in many instances, to be exclusively a turning shop.


“Right-Sized” Machine for Structural Aerospace Parts

This five-axis machine offers a compact footprint and atypical automated pallet changing system for small, yet challenging aerospace structural components.


What it Takes to Tackle Tungsten

When this aerospace job shop settled on machining tungsten alloys and other heavy metals as its specialty, it had to have a machine tool, cutting tools, workholding and process know-how to succeed.


Automation at Aztalan Engineering

A contract manufacturer expands its capacity using various approaches to feeding the machines.


Composites Technology at F-35 Suppliers Conference

A recent conference highlighted composites milling equipment as well as a new seven-axis fiber-placement machine specifically designed for the tricky material used to create critical F-35 components.


Taking the Long View on Short Runs

Certain jobs require a processing strategy that strikes a balance between the needs of high-volume production and low-quantity toolroom work. Reorganizing material flows and investing in machining centers designed specifically for small lots helped...


The In-House Initiative

OEMs experiencing outsourcing issues might consider this manufacturer’s approach to establishing an appropriate level of in-house machining capabilities.


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