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Published: 6/29/2020

Deciding to Specialize as an Aerospace Supplier
Formerly a job shop serving a diverse local customer base, IPG responded to industry changes by transitioning into becoming an aerospace supplier. Here are the steps the shop is taking to make that change, including adding equipment and implementing...

Published: 4/7/2020

Aerospace Supplier Shifts to Tight-Tolerance Ventilator Parts: "We Weren't in This Business Two Weeks Ago"
Skilled Manufacturing Inc. is running seven days a week to produce ventilator parts that will help healthcare workers battle the coronavirus.

Published: 4/6/2020

IT is the Key to Effective Machine Monitoring
This aerospace manufacturer’s IT team was essential to successfully setting up a machine monitoring program. 

Published: 3/20/2020

Does Asia's Low-Cost Manufacturing Option Still Make Sense?
As U.S.-based companies try to stay ahead of COVID-19, global supply chains are under renewed scrutiny. Are uncertainties and delays caused by global crises worth the short-term cost savings?

Published: 3/2/2020

Taking an Automated Aerospace Approach
A flexible manufacturing system helps an Indiana job shop run a high mix of aerospace work for long stretches of time and function more like a contract shop.

Published: 2/27/2020

Flexible Manufacturing System Reduces Machining Times for Aerospace Parts
Orizon Aerostructures’ flexible manufacturing system, made up of nine Ecospeed five-axis machines from Starrag, is helping the company make more money producing complex aerospace parts.

Published: 1/23/2020

Multitasking Forms Hub of Shop’s Propeller Production Efficiency
Outsourcing machining for complex hub assemblies resulted in months-long lead times and lack of control. A Mazak multitasking machine allowed Whirlwind Propellers to bring production in house.

Published: 12/27/2019

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.

Published: 12/26/2019

Aerospace Shop Adopts NC Optimization as a Means of Continuous Improvement
Steelville Manufacturing adopted CGTech’s Vericut NC verification software to safeguard its high-volume/high-mix work, but found unexpected benefits from its Force Optimization module.

Published: 6/3/2019

Tackling the Aerospace Supplier’s Dilemma: Scalability
Automation and robotics can go a long way toward increasing capacity and growing a business dedicated to aerospace manufacturing. But Trinity Precision has learned that refining the indirect and unseen aspects of its operations can be just as valuab...