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Published: 3/27/2009

Where Does Diamond Make Sense In Machining Titanium?
Boeing machining experts say one application is drilling Ti-Composite stacks. PCD does well here. The group recently addressed this question submitted through our Aerospace Machining Zone.

Published: 2/5/2009

Cutting Tool Cost Comparison Utility
 Here is a calculator for measuring the actual cost of a cutting tool, once tool life and productivity are figured in.

Published: 2/5/2009

How To Machine Aircraft Titanium (Introduction To A Series)
Choose cutters, depths and tool paths with attention to particular steps in the process, and you can machine titanium more efficiently than you might suspect. Boeing offers practical tips.

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: 2/3/2009

How To Machine Aircraft Titanium: Getting The Metal Out
Part of a series of articles on machining pockets in titanium parts, this article describes various options for roughing the hard metal efficiently.

Published: 2/2/2009

How To Machine Aircraft Titanium: Plunge And Sweep For Finishing The Corners
Part of a series of articles on more efficient machining of pockets in titanium parts, this article describes an effective approach to finishing internal corners.

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: 12/10/2008

Application Research For More Efficient Aircraft Machining
A cutting tool supplier describes how application expertise is applied to improving productivity in aircraft-related applications

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: 8/11/2008

Turning The Tough Stuff
One of this aerospace shop’s many specialties is producing ring-shaped parts that are thin-walled, complex, tightly toleranced and made of difficult-to-machine materials such as Inconel, titanium or high-temperature alloys. Turning jet engine parts ...