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Dig deeper into these advanced machining topics that can help you ramp up competitive advantage and boost ROI. Be sure to check back regularly, as our list of white paper topics continues to grow.

Closed-Loop Aerospace Engine Component Processing

As the commercial jet market continues to grow with orders and deliveries at record levels, production rates are soaring to historic highs to meet demand and reduce the backlog of aerospace engine orders. To meet these projections, manufacturers are putting equipment in place and proving out processes in advance, all while engaging in full production on the orders already coming through.

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Die/Mold Automation: Retool Your Business Processes to Improve Productivity

The low-volume, high-mix nature of the mold, tool and die industry leads many shop owners to believe their businesses are not good candidates for automation. In fact, it’s just the opposite. In an industry in which shops with stand-alone machines typically achieve utilization rates around 30 to 35 percent, it’s possible for mold, tool and die shops that add automation to achieve utilization rates approaching 85 percent, through planning, scheduling and management. In this white paper, learn how mold, tool and die shops are realizing significant gains in productivity and lower costs through a wide range of automated machining solutions.

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Measure to Improve: Identifying Solutions Through Real-Time Production Monitoring

Determine which real-time production-monitoring solution is right for your business by evaluating common and advanced features and capabilities. Get details on the considerations and adjustments that should be made to your shop floor prior to the installation of a production-monitoring system. Learn how to effectively interpret and analyze machine data to uncover bottlenecks and identify solutions.

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Selecting the Appropriate EDM Technology for Hole-Drilling Applications

Changes in market demands are driving new requirements for hole features, which have in turn led to an evolution in EDM hole-drilling technologies. From general production applications to medical and aerospace components, today’s hole specifications vary greatly in size, shape and quality. This white paper aims to equip manufacturers with the necessary knowledge to select the best-suited EDM hole-drilling machine to suit their unique needs.

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Model Development for Cutting Optimization in High-Performance Titanium Machining

Learn the optimal cutting temperatures for titanium machining and how to better manage thermal conditions during the machining process. Gain insights on modeling, testing and identifying optimal cutting parameters for high metal-removal rates and longer tool life as well as how to achieve excellent surface quality.

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Considerations for Seamless Integration of Automated Machining Systems

This white paper cuts through the complexity of automated machining systems to help manufacturers determine the best automation solution for their production environment. Discussions on how to select the right integration partner, how to establish internal buy-in, planning for the operation of the system, and knowing what efficiencies to expect are also revealed.

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High-Performance Machining Center ROI: How to Determine a Machine’s True Value

Learn how to properly weigh return on investment (ROI) and total life cycle costs in order to make a solid decision when purchasing new equipment. This paper discusses the hidden costs of ownership that many businesses fail to include in their ROI analysis, the effects of automation and the differences between leasing versus buying to achieve better ROI.

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