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Creating First-of-a-Kind Products – and Anything Else

A can-do attitude and skill at machining, welding, cutting, bending, sawing, grinding, punching, melting, and joining metal … make the Y-12 National Security Complex a one-of-a-kind manufacturer.


Top Stories

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Aside from the physical show, TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 Online Exhibition from Feb. 21 to Mar. 21 will provide an array of hybrid services and activities, including On-site Guide for Online Visitors. Visitor registration is available on the website.

Engineer touch-screen control / robot / engine manufacturing.

Stop Making These 6 Basic Asset-Management Mistakes

Clever asset management keeps the big picture in mind even when manufacturers face daily operational constraints. Long-term benefits include reduced capital spending, lower TCO, and better competitiveness.


Clear tanks for manufacturing fluids.

4 Points About Better Fluid Management

Continuous improvement is a central tenet of modern manufacturing. Yet manufacturers often find that performance or productivity is restricted by the fluids that are necessary to their production processes.


Marketing consultants at work.

Don’t Buy It… Build It

If your marketing projects don’t start from a strategy, you’re spending too much and the message is missing its full potential.


The extra-capacity build plate of the Sapphire XC metal 3D printer allows for larger parts, increased throughput and lower per-part costs.

Scaled-Up 3DP for Larger Aerospace Parts

Velo3D developed the powder-bed 3DP system with a 400% larger build volume, using the same set-up and control programs and production process as the original system.


F-35 assembly line at Lockheed in Fort Worth, Tex.

Lockheed Tops F-35 Target for 2021

The largest U.S. defense program delivered 142 fighter jets during the past year, complying with an updated production schedule – and getting a start on 2022’s schedule.


Airbus assembly operation, France.

Airbus Forms New Aerostructures Subsidiary

The Airbus Atlantic business operates in five countries and has a projected turnover of more than €3.5 billion, manufacturing hundreds of aircraft components and systems.


Editor's Choice

HEIDENHAIN’s TS 760 probe with CNC controls for 5-axis machining.

New Touch Probe Offers 3D Machining Accuracy and Speed

The TS 760 probe with CNC controls offers homogeneous switching behavior over 360°, especially useful during five-axis machining.


Emuge-Franken expanded Top-Cut VAR end mill series.

Expanded Line of High-Performance End Mills

New options for Top-Cut VAR variable-helix, carbide end mills include four, five, and six flutes, with or without corner radius, and more ball nose, stub, standard, and long-length sizes.


Mecha AG DepotMax XL automated part unloader.

Flexible, Automated Part Unloading for Bar Turning

A space-saving automation system for high-volume CNC turning centers solves the problem of collecting and storing finished parts.


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