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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.


When Reshoring Really Happens

Bob’s Design Engineering illustrates how a shop that used to be organized for short-run work transformed its process for ongoing production.


More Demanding Than Production

The challenges of prototyping have dramatically increased. This company reinvented itself to specialize in the tight-leadtime process development that prototyping now entails.


Managing Machining’s Thermal Effects

Thermal growth is an inherent factor in any machining process. Here's how one company constructs its machines to adapt to changing thermal conditions.


Beyond Secondaries: Vertical Machining Center Enhances OEM's Capability

Like many turning based shops, Clippard Instrument Laboratory first applied vertical machining centers to perform secondary operations on its screw machined parts. That view has changed for the better.


Small, But Mighty

Machining center designed for small spaces.


Keeping Watch on Small Parts

From watch parts to exotic medical applications, this shop takes on the world of micromachining.


A Big-Picture View of Micromachining

 Matrix Tooling makes injection molds for components that have features you cannot see.


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