The February 2017 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are available below.
Raising the Stakes with High-Speed Aerospace CNCs
New features for fast milling and turning operations enable the latest CNC machine controls to up the ante in aerospace productivity.
The Evolution of Ti Machining
Machining titanium used to chew up tools and have machine operators gnashing their teeth. Now it’s just another day at the office.
New Uses of Noncontact Metrology in Aerospace
The question of how users can compare accuracy of one device to the next remains challenging.
Materials Choices Test Innovative Cutting Solutions
Cutting tools step up to advanced composite materials.
Spacecraft Valve Body 3D Printed in Titanium
Larger titanium aircraft components are being manufactured faster with selective laser melting 3D printing technology from SLM Solutions NA Inc. (Novi, MI).
EDM Shop Adds Milling to Service its Customers
Rich Mark has added milling machine capability from MC Machinery Systems Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) to his Infinity EDM shop to meet his customer’s increasing demands for machining capability.
ERP Software Gives Real-Time Data Access
Enpress LLC (Eastlake, OH) selected ERP software from Epicor Software (Austin, TX) in March 2014 to gain real-time access to data to improve operational efficiencies internally and communications with its customers.
Happier Times Are Here Again
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING NOW
Pilot Composites Workshop Wows Students
New Graphene Synthesized for Industrial Uses
On the Cover: A turbine engine is a mission critical component of a jet aircraft, and parts machined with high precision are mission critical components of a turbine engine. High-speed aerospace CNCs deliver the necessary precision. Photo courtesy Siemens Industry Inc.
On the Web
If a 3D printer is on your shopping list for 2017, writes contributing editor Ilene Wolf, you may find two recent publications quite interesting. One is an academic paper, the first to comprehensively evaluate bioprinters. The other is a third annual guide to printers that, for the first time, includes industrial technology.