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Will Reeves, Park Engineering's quality manager, setting up an aluminum freeform surface-profiled part for measurement on the new LK ALTERA M 30.20.15 CMM in an air conditioned room at the Stalybridge site.
Stalybridge, UK-based engineering company Park Engineering has increased the size of parts it can machine and subsequently measure on a coordinate measuring machine (CMM).
Aerospace blisk
The Starrag site in Rorschacherberg in Switzerland is synonymous with highly productive, long-lasting machining solutions in the aircraft industry. This is what made this site the perfect choice for the Starrag Competence Center Aerospace.
Artemis trip to Mars
Aerojet Rocketdyne uses metal 3D printing technology from Velo3D to make a critical flight component lighter, smaller, and much less expensive than its predecessors.
Every cutting insert experiences a drop in performance when approaching the end of its life cycle. If this condition goes undetected for any amount of time, part-machining performance, as well as part quality, may have already suffered.
Drag finishing polishes targeted surface areas on hip stems
Experience lower costs, improved quality and absolutely consistent finishing results with drag finisher technology.
Photo-chemical etching microfluidic plates for fuels cells, heat exchangers and cooling plates
Plate heat exchangers are found in numerous industrial applications, and essentially use metal plates to transfer heat between two fluids. Their use is burgeoning as they out-perform conventional heat exchangers (often a coiled pipe containing one fluid that passes through a chamber containing another fluid) as the fluids being cooled are in contact with a much greater surface area, which optimizes the transfer of heat and greatly increases the speed of temperature change. 
Franz-Xaver Bernhard
A VDW study calculates above-average growth in global investment up to 2040.
Good chip formation.
Whether examining how tool selection impacts chips, how coolant plays a role in chip evacuation or looking at the size and shape of chips, chip formation says a lot about the application being run.
Rosler wire mesh belt blast machine.
Producing highly accurate parts for e-vehicles requires exacting deburring equipment. One German manufacturer turned to shot blast equipment to meet required specifications.
Since 1986, the Bestway Products Company has manufactured a full line of saw blades that enable tight, intricate cuts that have helped Panafab create products cost effectively.
From rapid prototyping and design for manufacturing before the first part is machined to adaptable and scalable manufacturing and state-of-the-art metrology and inspection throughout the process.
Justin Newell
INFORM, the optimization specialist based in Aachen, Germany, explains what lies ahead for the industry this year and how it can become more resilient and sustainable with digital solutions.
Sandvik Coromant Make the Shift sustainability program.
Sandvik Coromant has developed a set of internal goals called Make the Shift that it hopes sets a new industry standard and raises the bar for a sustainable metalworking business.
Trochoidal milling
Trochoidal milling within a machine tool is classified as creating a circular machining toolpath with low radial engagement and constant feed per tooth. This results in a reduced chip thickness.
MPS Micro Precision Systems AG (MPS)
The internationally operating MPS Micro Precision Systems AG (MPS) consistently uses grinding processes for demanding high-precision components in IT02 tolerance ranges. With a total of seven Studer grinding machines, the company has a cylindrical grinding expertise that is second-to-none.
After Compact Flash and CFast, CFexpress marks the next most important leap forward in the development of industrial memory cards. Here are five arguments why this memory card is that step.
Photo-chemical etching
There are numerous metal cutting technologies available to OEMs. For high-precision metal parts, photochemical etching might be the answer.
The answer to manufacturing’s waste problem is hidden in data
The answer to manufacturing’s waste problem is hidden in data.
Series of endmills.
A technical guide on creating the perfect endmill.
Top 5 robot trends
The operational stock of industrial robots hit a new record of about 3 million units worldwide – increasing by 13% on average each year (2015-2020).