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Video: What the Heck Is “Dengeling?”

Turns out it is a process that enables a five-axis machine to finish turbine blades after milling. Watch the video.


So You’re in the Market for a Machine Tool—Start Your Search by Asking “Why”

There’s nothing worse than buying a new machine that ends up neglected in the corner because it’s the wrong one for the job. Some key questions at the beginning of your search can help you avoid that.


Four Companies Partner to Deliver Optimized Tooling Solution

Toolholder, tool and retention knob are all shipped as an assembled, pre-balanced unit that is tailored to the dynamics of the user’s particular Okuma machining center, allowing that machine to achieve something near to the smoothest and mo...


Making Machine Tool Research Accessible

With a decision as weighty as acquiring a new machine tool, it helps to have as much data as possible close at hand.


Integrating Additive Manufacturing without Inhibiting Machining

CNC machining is the superior process for dimensional precision. Can AM be added to the machine tool without compromising this strength?


The Value of 3+2

Full-five-axis machining is complex and neat to watch, but five-axis positioning is appealing in its own right.


Video: Think Twice Before Reaching for That Ballnose

Another type of tool engages comparatively more of the work to facilitate larger stepovers for improved efficiency and surface finish in five-axis finishing operations.


The Subtle Clue That a Spindle Is About to Fail

A shop that regularly replaces its spindles found the indicator predicting when this replacement would be needed.


Machining Centers Maintain Rigid, Stable Performance

This month’s curation of products focuses on a diverse variety of machining centers.


Five-Axis Machining Complements Additive Manufacturing

Intricate components made through laser melting go directly to a five-axis machine as part of a service combining additive and subtractive processing.


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