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Five-Axis Demands a Talented Supporting Cast

This mold manufacturer’s choice of workholding, programming and cutting tool technology helped maximize the time available to navigate the challenges of getting used to its first-ever five-axis machining center.


Improving, Consolidating at DMG MORI Open House

The 2016 event in Pfronten, Germany, emphasized new machine iterations as well as growing standardization.


Five-Axis Blends Require Minding Ballnose Tolerances

Proper symmetry, expressed via the end mill’s diameter and radius tolerance, is critical to ensure smooth surface finishes during five-axis contouring operations.


Video: Accelerated Blisk Milling

CAM and cutting tool companies develop a process for machining a titanium bladed disk in less than half the conventionally expected cycle time.


Five-Axis Machining for Multi-Part Processing

Several parts at various orientations in one setup create what would seem to be a programming challenge, but control features make this cycle simple to create.


Getting Acquainted with Scott Fosdick

Scott is the new head of Market Region Americas for GF Machining Solutions, the brand that includes Agie Charmilles (EDM and laser texturing), Mikron (high-performance milling), System 3R (automation and tooling) and Leichti (five-axis milling machi...


Two-Minute Video: Advantage of Twin-Pallets/Dual-Station Vises

This short, simple video demonstrates one way to maximize spindle up-time using a pallet-changing VMC.


Video: Vertical Machining Centers at Taylor Guitars

Equipment most of us associate with metalworking is used in this famous guitar maker’s production woodworking application.


Video: In-House Manufacturing of the Machined Direct Drive Drum Pedal

Music-industry manufacturer DW Drums discusses in-house production, machining of its new pedal design and working with extruded parts.


Secrets to the Art of Hand Scraping

Hand scraping of mating surfaces on a machine tool enables the surfaces to be flatter, more accurately aligned, longer wearing and freer to glide across one another. No automated or mechanical operation can match these benefits. Machine builder Okum...


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