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Published: 10/15/2019

Aerospace Machine Shop Opts for CAM Simulation Over Dry Runs
NCSIMUL Machine software has taken Marton Precision’s G-code program verification from a 16 hour manual process to a mere two hours. 

Published: 9/8/2019

Composites Specialist Makes CNC Chops Count
Machining capability drives evolution from race car builder to aerospace and defense contractor.

Published: 6/7/2019

For Large-Part Machining, Five-Axis Capabilities Prove Essential to Staying Competitive
Metalcraft of Mayville’s old milling machine for large parts failed just when the company began seeing increased pressure to take on projects requiring more flexibility and capabilities. Two five-axis HMCs from Toyoda helped the company stay i...

Published: 2/22/2019

When Machining Long Parts, Machine Shop Climate Matters
Machining long titanium tufting needle bars required a milling machine with a super-long X-axis travel. But the real challenge was thermal compensation in the Georgia heat.

Published: 7/28/2018

What Is Single-Lobe Peeling?
A manufacturer of large turn-mill machines has developed a bar-peeling process to complete large, progressive cavity pump rotors in one setup.

Published: 11/27/2017

A Vertical Bridge Mill Provides Big Opportunities
Seeing your company as a boring-mill shop is a problem when only 20 percent of your jobs are actually boring-mill related. It’s also a problem to have the space and potential to produce large parts when you only win 6 to 14 percent of the larg...

Published: 1/24/2017

What’s Behind Door Number Three?
While most shops are producing shorter aerospace parts on five-axis machines or larger parts on gantry-type equipment, this shop found its niche somewhere in the middle thanks to an advanced profiling machining system from Mazak.

Published: 11/24/2016

Soraluce Tech Days Highlights Multitasking, Automation and Productivity
The machine tool builder launched new innovations at an event hosted at its Limburg, Germany, Center of Excellence earlier this month.

Published: 10/17/2016

Why Was This Machine Chosen for Composites?
General Tool adds a metalcutting machining center with the expectation that this machine is likely to perform a significant amount of machining of CFRP.

Published: 3/20/2015

Bloodhound Fin Support Machined with Vortex
Machining strategy contributes to 40 percent cycle time saving on large five-axis aluminum part.