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Sandvik CoroMill 390 LW Enhances Aerospace Machining Capacity

Sandvik Coromant’s 3D-printed CoroMill 390 cutter helped Flying S Inc. achieve six-times the productivity on MAX5 cast aluminum alloy than with previous tools.
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Yaskawa Motoman GP280L Simplifies Jobs with Heavy Components

Yaskawa Motoman has debuted the extended-reach, six-axis GP280L robot, an extension of its GP-series robot family for swift, high-power applications.
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Chiron's Five-Axis DZ 22 Meant For High Speeds and Precision

Chiron’s new DZ 22 precision machining center features twin spindles and a moving gantry design to rapidly and precisely machine various large, complex parts.
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Greenleaf Boosts OCCO's Cutter and Insert Productivity

Greenleaf Corp.’s proprietary insert, cutter and machine adjustments helped OCCO reduce crankshaft machining costs to, in some cases, a quarter of the original cost.
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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. 
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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 in step with the trend. 
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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.
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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.
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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 large-part jobs you quote.
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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.
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Precision Profiler Opens Chances for Larger Aerospace Parts

Fort Walton Machining could only process smaller aerospace parts without investing in large, expensive-to-operate equipment. Mazak's Vortex 160 horizontal profiler increased the shop's part size capabilities.
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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.
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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.
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Bloodhound Fin Support Machined with Vortex

Machining strategy contributes to 40 percent cycle time saving on large five-axis aluminum part.
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Large Machines and Capacity in Renovated Pfronten Facility

DMG MORI hosted its 20th open house earlier this month in Pfronten, Germany. The event featured 76 machine tool exhibits, including four world premieres, and nearly 8,800 attendees had the opportunity to tour the recently renovated and expanded facility to see its latest machine tool technologies. Here are some observations from the event:
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TMX Delivers 8,000-Pound Chuck

Custom 71-inch workholding is going to be used on a welding positioner for cladding large valves for the oil and gas industry.
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