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Published: 7/8/2018

Starrag Tech Days Highlight Turbine Technology Applications
A visit to Starrag headquarters in Roschacherberg, Switzerland during the company's 2018 technology days revealed new equipment, tools, technologies and machining strategies for turbine manufacturing. 

Published: 7/2/2018

Understanding Circle-Segment Milling Tools
The circle-segment cutter represents a class of milling tool in which the CAM software is key for using the tool effectively. Cutting profiles presented at the proper angles realize cycle-time reductions in contoured workpieces such as molds. A CAM ...

Published: 5/26/2018

May 2018 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of vertical, horizontal and five-axis machining centers, some with dual spindles. 

Published: 3/28/2018

Machining Centers Help Shops Increase Output, Reduce Inspection Times
Mazak machining centers reduced an Iowa shop’s setup and inspection times, enabling it to win an aerospace contract.

Published: 3/27/2018

Buying a Five-Axis: Picking Options and Add-Ons
So you’ve settled on a five-axis machine. So what options do you choose? One to remember: spindle probing.

Published: 2/19/2018

Buying a Five-Axis: Selecting the Right Machine
Horizontal or vertical? Trunnion or swivel head? What’s the effective difference between different configurations of five-axis machining centers?

Published: 2/17/2018

CAM Software Helps Shop Five-Axis Machine Aerospace Part
A five-axis machine and HyperMill CAM software from Open Mind Technologies gave a shop the ability to meet the tight tolerances required for the camera-mounting brackets on a NASA satellite mission.

Published: 2/13/2018

Grob Goes Big on Universal Machining Centers
At an open house in Germany, Grob described its focus on the aerospace market for its line of universal machining centers.

Published: 2/7/2018

Control Beyond CAM Unlocks Five-Axis Potential
Capabilities native to the CNC can facilitate levels of performance that would be impossible to achieve by relying solely on post processed part programs.

Published: 1/26/2018

Buying a Five-Axis: The Costs and Benefits of a Complex Machine
When considering transitioning to a five-axis machining center, it is helpful to understand the basics about the machines’ components, their costs and the opportunities they provide.