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Aerospace

Quintus Introduces High-Pressure Warm Forming for Titanium

Quintus Technologies introduces its new process for forming Ti-6Al-4V parts.

Aerospace

Arcing away from Near-Net Forging

An electrical arc process joins a field of additive manufacturing technologies that could one day provide aerospace manufacturers with alternatives to near-net-shape forgings.

Five-Axis

Ultrasonic Technology Poised for Advance into General Machining

Formerly applied only to exotic materials such as ceramics and gemstones, ultrasonic machining has been adapted to more general manufacturing. Titanium and CFRP are two workpiece materials in which the counterintuitive technology shows promise.

Holemaking

Video: High-Torque Titanium Hogging

Judging from the results of this machining test, the T-Rex horizontal boring machine (HBM) spindle is aptly named.

Cutting Tools

Okuma Hosts 400 at Annual Technology Showcase

The event’s theme focused on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

CAD/CAM

Constant-Chip-Load Machining Yields a Better Tool Path

With its in-house R&D program, this aerospace shop seeks to be a leader, not a follower, on the path to innovation in advanced manufacturing. Finding and embracing a better way to generate tool paths for highly efficient and economical metal removal is a prime example of the value of this program.

Turn/Mill

The Benefits of Horizontal Turning on a Mill-Turn Machine

A mill-turn machine that can rotate a large, bell-shaped workpiece in a horizontal orientation enabled this manufacturer to hit tight tolerance and cost targets. Minimizing non-value-added time and running lights out were also essential for success.

Aerospace

A Practical Approach to Milling Titanium

When the right cutting tool, toolholder, cutter paths and machining parameters are applied intelligently, a shop may have more capability to mill titanium effectively than it recognizes.

Aerospace

Video: Quiet Heavy Milling of Titanium

During test cutting with a new tool-and-toolholder combination for titanium, this video was shot to record the sound (or lack of sound) from a deep milling pass.

Aerospace

Eliminating Tool Pullout in Titanium Milling

Toolholder employs a secondary locking system to counter the high axial cutting forces encountered during the development of a tool for high-metal-removal-rate milling of titanium.

Aerospace

What’s Best for Boring Titanium?

In a joint research effort, Kaiser Precision Tooling and Blaser Swisslube searched for a combination of metalworking fluid and indexable insert that show the best results when boring titanium. The results underscore the importance of controlling vibration, friction and heat.

Cutting Tools

10 Tips for Titanium

Simple process considerations can increase your productivity in milling titanium alloys.

Laser & Waterjet

Why Not Start With Waterjet?

In titanium, significant savings and process efficiency can result from the simple fact that abrasive waterjet cutting leaves the remaining stock intact.

HMCs

Taking Titanium Seriously

Does titanium justify a machine that is engineered for this metal?

Aerospace

Leveraging Laser Technology

Bruce Boone says laser technology enables him to make specialized rings from titanium and other materials that his competitors can’t offer.

Aerospace

Event Highlights Solutions for Aero Structural Parts

The thin walls and deep pockets common to structural aerospace parts make machining challenging. A recent event at Makino’s U.S. headquarters highlighted solutions for effectively machining such tricky aluminum and titanium components.

Turn/Mill

The Big Step Up

A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s experience so far.

CAD/CAM

Savings from Sustainability

A project aimed at energy-efficient machining delivered production efficiencies, too.

Aerospace

Consistency Is Key to Titanium

An important part of this shop’s successful approach to titanium machining is a toolpath strategy that keeps the load on the cutter constant. Another important element is the way this shop captures and reapplies what it learns about how effective it can be in this metal.

Aerospace

90 Cubic Inches Per Minute in Titanium

Mag says its XTi super profiler is designed to remove metal at impressive rates. Its first two machines are are being used for aerospace applications.

Five-Axis

Lean from the Beginning

How would you design a new plant if you could begin today? Rolls-Royce Crosspointe is a major manufacturing site that was planned from the outset with the expectation that continuous improvement would always be part of its culture.

Cutting Tools

A Systems Approach for Successful Titanium Machining

Coolant delivery, spindle connection and dynamic response all are part of a tooling formula for milling this metal productively.

Holemaking

Advancing Manufacturing, Tomorrow and Today

A drilling solution improves the production of a component that is critical for correcting spinal disorders. Meanwhile, an apprenticeship program ensures that improvements like this one can continue into the future.

HMCs

A Model Machine for Titanium

Researchers develop a machine tool that controls vibration to mill titanium more productively. The machine relies on guideway systems delivering stiffness that is literally infinite.

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