The Global Aerospace Industry Delivered 311 Aircraft in The First Quarter


The global aerospace industry delivered 311 aircraft in the first quarter of 2019, including 88 wide-bodies aircraft. The total deliveries from January to March 2019 are worth up to an estimated £6.5 billion to UK industry, while the global industry’s total order backlog of 14,107 aircraft could be worth up to £215 billion to the UK economy […]


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Changes in Automotive Tech Driving Manufacturing Modifications


One of the things that is overlooked in all of the histrionic discussions of Tesla manufacturing and the “production hell” that CEO Elon Musk is trying to extricate himself from is the fact that there is a 5.5-million-square-foot factory in Fremont, California, that is full of robots, stamping equipment, welding gear, material-handling equipment and other […]


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Boeing BizJets Unveils Long-Range 777X Convert


Boeing is converting its 777 series airliner into a long-range, wide-body business jet. The BBJ 777-8 has a range of 11,645 nautical miles, enough to fly more than halfway around the world and, as such, between any two major cities. The larger BBJ 777-9 will sacrifice about 650 nm of range in exchange for an […]


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Uses For Jig Grinding In Toolmaking


Not so long ago, the jig grinder was one of the workhorses of precision tool grinding. While it was primarily used in die making, many mold shops also made extensive use of these highly precise machine tools. Injection mold making One reason mold making has a limited use for jig grinding is because injection molds […]


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Precision CNC Machining of Medical Implants


Machining parts with complex geometries and fine surface finishes is common in the aerospace and automotive markets, but medical implant manufacturing takes it to a whole other level. A common saying in manufacturing for space applications is, “there is no repair shop in space.” The quality, precision and reliability of each part must be perfect […]


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What is a CNC Lathe and How Does it Work?


Computer numerical control (CNC) has been incorporated into a variety of new technologies and machinery. One such machine of this sort that is used for a wide array of production processes is known as a CNC lathe. Due to technological advancements, CNC lathes are quickly replacing some of the older and more traditionally used production […]


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CNC vs. NC: What’s the Difference?


Computer numerical control (CNC) is an advanced form of computerized production and manufacturing. However, CNC was not the first form of producing parts based on programming techniques. It was actually preceded by NC, or numerical control. What is Numerical Control (NC)? The concept of numerical control (NC) started when the automation of machine tools originally […]


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How CNC is Used in the Aerospace Industry


The aerospace industry encompasses all types of air traffic, from massive Boeing 747 jets that carry hundreds of passengers to spacecraft rockets designed to travel to the International Space Station, the moon, and even Mars for exploration purposes. Aerospace technology is made with some of the most incredible precision imaginable. As such, computer numerical control […]


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The Future of Computer Numerical Control (CNC)


Computer numerical control (CNC) has transformed the industrial manufacturing and homemade design fields tremendously over the past few decades. With automation and precision being the two key components of CNC, it’s truly amazing what can be designed today compared to just one generation ago. So, imagine what the future of CNC technology may hold. Some […]


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4 Important Tips for First-Time CNC Machinists


It can be incredibly exciting to either purchase or build a new CNC machine. You might have all kinds of amazing ideas running through your mind on what you want to create from scratch with this powerful machine. But it is not quite as easy – and safe – as it may sound to dive […]


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