High speed machining

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EMO 2017 - Industry 4.0 gains momentum


This year’s edition of biennial show EMO returns to Europe’s manufacturing technology heartland, Germany, with the six-day event kicking off on 18 September at its usual home, the Hanover show ground. Andrew Allcock ...

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Progress on CAM for AM


CAM software for subtractive machining is well developed and integrated with the CAD process. It is not the same for additive manufacturing (AM) or combined AM and subtractive processes, but there are new developments ...

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Electric thinking


The Blue Arc electro-erosion process will drastically reduce roughing times in hard-to-machine alloys such as aero-engine parts, says inventor and developer GE. An adapted Mitsui Seiki machine tool has been delivered to ...

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Future vehicles: spaceframe with AM elements


A consortium of four engineering firms have developed an automotive spaceframe partly produced by additive manufacturing to highlight a new way of making bodywork. They are: German companies EDAG Engineering, Laser ...

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Turbo boost


Aftermarket attachments can offer tool rotation speeds greater than those achievable by the machine’s spindle, particularly improving the performance of small diameter tooling

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DMG/Mori Seiki global expansion


Andrew Allcock attended the annual DMG/Mori Seiki Open House event in Germany, held during late January. Global plans, market opportunities and the unveiling of more new machine tools were on the menu, including ...

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DMG's Bavarian bonanza


Gildemeister AG's sales organisation DMG's annual Open House at the Deckel Maho, Pfronten, Bavaria, manufacturing facility again highlighted the German giant's propensity to roll out new, high technology developments, ...

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On message


With a new managing director firmly ensconced at GF AgieCharmilles, Machinery went to find out more about the company’s strategy in the UK.

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Making a success of HSM


High-speed machining (HSM) has, according to some, firmly established itself as an alternative or complement to conventional milling, EDM and other traditional machining processes. The drivers for adoption of HSM ...

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Mikron HSM user group launch


Mikron has launched the UK’s first high-speed, four-/five-axis machining user group. The group is part of a series of Mikron initiatives aimed at raising the profile of the technologies and demonstrating their ...