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Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems Brings New Titanium Fabrication Technology to Factory

The Joule Form process allows Spirit to form parts out of titanium plates rather than relying on machining large blocks of titanium.

Additive Manufacturing

Are You Ready for Next-Gen Aerospace Manufacturing?

In light of this week’s Paris Air Show, we’re preparing for the next generation of commercial aircraft programs with a new special edition collaboration from Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing and CompositesWorld.
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Cutting Tools

5 Rules for Driving Deep-Hole Insert Drills

A cautious approach, modern thinking, offline presetting and attention to coolant and chips unlock the potential of the latest replaceable-tip drills for deep CNC hole-making applications.

Antique Catalogs Capture the Art and Heritage of Metalworking

Editor Emeritus Mark Albert considers his antique cutter and machine tool catalogs a “personal art collection.” These publications represent the heritage of metalworking and manufacturing.

Automation

In Lights-Out Machining, Part Loading Is Not the Problem — Here is How This Shop Handles Unloading

Correct unloading of the parts affects part quality as well as the capacity of the unattended machining system. Here is more of the experience from our “168” shop.

Clemco Employees Reap Benefits of Apprenticeship with Local College

The four Clemco employees in the Welder Apprenticeship Program range in age from 20 to 33, all having been with Clemco under five years.
#workforcedevelopment

Cutting Tools

Video: Redesigned Milling Cutter Demonstrates Possibilities of Additive Manufacturing

Topology optimization, 3D printing and a material change for this milling cutter resulted in an 80 percent reduction in mass.

Nederman Celebrates 75 Years of Sustainability

Starting out with the sole ideal of “clean air,” Nederman has grown from a local workshop to a leading firm in sustainable industrial production technology over the last 75 years, the company says.
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Gardner Business Index (GBI): Metalworking Set Two-Year Expansion Record

December’s Index marked 24 consecutive months of growth.
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Die/Mold

Video: Emotional Intelligence in Action at Westminster Tool

A companion to the recent Modern Machine Shop cover story on a moldmaker’s commitment to emotional intelligence, here is a look at the culture change at this shop through the words and perspectives of team members.
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