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Published: 2/4/2009

How To Machine Aircraft Titanium: The 8-To-1 Rule For Finishing Walls And Ribs
Part of a series of articles on more efficient machining of pockets in titanium parts, this article makes the case for a tool with many cutting edges, and describes how best to apply it.

Published: 2/1/2009

How To Machine Aircraft Titanium: Pricing The Process Instead Of The Tool
Part of a series of articles on more efficient machining of pockets in titanium parts, this article describes the importance of considering all of the costs that are affected by the choice of cutting tool.

Published: 9/17/2008

Alternate Tool Material For Hogging Large Workpieces
Shops often use either carbide or high speed steel cutting tools for hogging out the large workpieces common to the aerospace and moldmaking industries. While both materials have their advantages and disadvantages, cutting tool manufacturer Precisio...

Published: 7/27/2008

Bringing Anodizing In-House
What’s it going to cost? How much space do I need? What environmental hassles will I encounter? How steep is the learning curve? Exactly what is anodizing? Here are answers to preliminary questions shops have about bringing anodizing in-house. 

Published: 6/15/2008

Straight From The Source
Seeing the cold drawing process up close can provide an entirely new appreciation of the barstock used in a shop. Here's how one mill makes the most of the process.

Published: 3/20/2008

No Need For Speed
In this shop, high speed machining makes sense at 4,000 rpm. While the disciplines the shop put in place made a new 15,000-rpm profiler dramatically more productive, high speed machining would have remained valuable even if the new machine never cam...

Published: 2/1/2008

Get Better Before You Get Bigger
Rather than making a major new machine tool purchase just yet, this shop is finding additional capacity on the equipment it already has. What once was a vertical machining center will become a flexible automated production center for unattended mach...

Published: 5/4/2007

Machining For Air
This shop makes the oral devices that helped the shop owner and members of his family. Unattended machining is the key to making this therapy more accessible.

Published: 7/1/2002

Curvilinear Tool Paths For Pocket Machining
Recognizing the limitations of traditional approaches to pocketing, mathematicians at The Boeing Company have developed a system for generating tool paths that are better suited to pocketing at high feed rates. The same tool paths have demonstrated ...

Published: 4/15/2001

Buying Metals On The Internet
Using the Internet to shop for and purchase metal stock can be efficient and safe. The advice offered here applies to all online buying.