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Published: 1/22/2018

For Titanium, Tool Monitoring Smooths Low-rpm Cuts
Caron Engineering’s TMAC MP has been putting tool monitoring to work for years, but its “sawtooth algorithm” now meets a specific challenge in airplane engine machining. 

Published: 6/1/2016

Constant-Chip-Load Machining Yields a Better Tool Path
With its in-house R&D program, this aerospace shop seeks to be a leader, not a follower, on the path to innovation in advanced manufacturing. Finding and embracing a better way to generate tool paths for highly efficient and economical metal removal...

Published: 3/1/2016

The Benefits of Horizontal Turning on a Mill-Turn Machine
A mill-turn machine that can rotate a large, bell-shaped workpiece in a horizontal orientation enabled this manufacturer to hit tight tolerance and cost targets. Minimizing non-value-added time and running lights out were also essential for success.

Published: 10/1/2015

A Practical Approach to Milling Titanium
When the right cutting tool, toolholder, cutter paths and machining parameters are applied intelligently, a shop may have more capability to mill titanium effectively than it recognizes.

Published: 4/28/2014

Eliminating Tool Pullout in Titanium Milling
Toolholder employs a secondary locking system to counter the high axial cutting forces encountered during the development of a tool for high-metal-removal-rate milling of titanium.

Published: 12/13/2013

10 Tips for Titanium
Simple process considerations can increase your productivity in milling titanium alloys.

Published: 12/13/2013

Why Not Start With Waterjet?
In titanium, significant savings and process efficiency can result from the simple fact that abrasive waterjet cutting leaves the remaining stock intact.

Published: 1/17/2013

The Big Step Up
A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop&rsquo...

Published: 12/7/2012

Savings from Sustainability
A project aimed at energy-efficient machining delivered production efficiencies, too.

Published: 10/3/2012

Consistency Is Key to Titanium
An important part of this shop’s successful approach to titanium machining is a toolpath strategy that keeps the load on the cutter constant. Another important element is the way this shop captures and reapplies what it learns about how effect...