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Published: 6/23/2018

Even My Accurate Predictions Are Wrong
The future does not come in a straight line. Multiple factors affect one another and the final outcome. My prediction that machine shops would see more composites is playing out, but I missed an important means by which this would happen.

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: 11/17/2015

Still Time to Register for Carbon Fiber 2015
Hosted by CompositesWorld, the conference examines the expanding role of carbon fiber in the composites industry.

Published: 4/28/2014

Laser Encoder Feedback for 40-Meter Wing Parts
Large machine travels, long machining cycles and changing aircraft manufacturing precision demands necessitated a non-contact approach to machine-tool position feedback.

Published: 3/12/2014

When to Waterjet, When to Mill
A composite parts manufacturer in Nebraska recently installed a combined five-axis waterjet/milling machine to position itself to win large-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.

Published: 2/20/2014

Laying Composites Fiber—Digitally
The most recent release of Spring Technologies’ NCSIMUL software can simulate the laying of fiber ribbon with NC machines.

Published: 6/21/2012

Cryogenic Machining of 787 Fuselage
Starting early next year, Boeing South Carolina will mill and drill composite fuselage sections for the 787 Dreamliner through cryogenic machining.