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Additive Manufacturing

Can You 3D Print with Machining Chips?

Meld Manufacturing’s solid-state metal 3D printing process is compatible with a range of materials and formats, even chips from machining.

Turn/Mill

Meet Colossus: An Inside Look at One of the Largest Five-Axis Machining Centers in the U.S.

My behind-the-scenes tour on the shop floor of Baker Industries began and ended with its Emco Mecof PowerMill, one of the biggest five-axis machining centers in the United States. The tour also shed light on the company’s highly aggressive approach to new equipment purchases.
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Additive Manufacturing

Are Machine Shops Doing More Plastic Parts Production Due to 3D Printing?

That is the suggestion of a survey finding. Facilities we associate with metalworking are using additive manufacturing for production of plastic parts.

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.

Aerospace

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.
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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.