5 AXIS

Five-Axis

A Job Shop Approach to Automation

Through patient research and smart investing, this job shop has slowly grown its capabilities and is moving toward lights-out manufacturing for prototype work.

NEWS

DMG MORI Launches Machine Rental Business

DMG MORI Capital Inc. offers access to DMG MORI machines on customized short- to medium-term rental agreements.

Five-Axis

Sometimes the Trickiest Part of CNC Machining Is Holding the Part

Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellers proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.

CNC & Machine Controls

Five-Axis Conversational Programming from a Solid Model

A new CNC feature imports a 3D solid model from which operators can perform conversational-type programming even for five-sided machining applications.

Aerospace

Developing a Five-Axis Solution for Machining Superalloy Aerospace Parts

Growing involvement in producing multi-blade aerospace parts made of superalloys presented Pietro Rosa with some machining challenges. Starrag’s LX 021 five-axis VMC helped the shop achieve tight tolerances and integrated production.
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Additive Manufacturing

Why Was CNC Machining on Display at the Biggest Show for Additive Manufacturing?

Machining is a complement to AM as a means of finishing metal 3D printed parts. The increasing adoption of AM for production means more need for postprocessing, particularly machining.

Turn/Mill

Running Unattended at Night Lets Machine Shop Serve New Customers During Day

Precision Tool Technologies found capacity for diversification not by adding machines, people or space, but by freeing up time. Running unattended—running so it can machine through all 168 hours in the week—has enabled this shop to use hours when staff is present to deliver work that lands outside its established specialty. To achieve unattended machining, some of the biggest challenges have related to basic details such as chips and coolant.
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NEWS

DMG MORI Partnership Leads to Launch of "Smart Factory of the Future"

Ipsum Technologies is described as a cyber-physical, location-agnostic factory that has the ability to deliver flexible and scalable manufacturing capabilities.

Five-Axis

November 2019 Product Spotlight: 5-Axis Machining

This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on five-axis machining technologies. 

NEWS

Grob Hosts Five-Axis Machining Technology Event

The 5-Axis Live! event drew some 150 customers to visit exhibits from partnering suppliers taken in machine demonstrations.