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According to Top10 Information, these are five of the most secret military aircraft in history.

They include the Stealth Blackhawk, the Blackstar, the RQ-180, the X37B and the Aurora.

 

TIG welding thin aluminum

Thin aluminum can be difficult to weld, but with the proper settings and procedure your TIG welds will turn out perfectly. In this video, Wyatt Swaim from Lincoln Electric shows you how to weld 6061 aluminum using a Lincoln Electric Invertex V205-T.

Machined vs. printed rocket fuel injectors

To machine or print, that is the question. To be fair, that has only recently become the question as 3D printed metal parts have started to gain recognition for performance that rivals traditionally machined parts. 

WATCH: Micro machining of a watch

Watch how Horn tooling micro machines a watch.

The world’s biggest motorbike factory

The BMW plant in Berlin has been one of the most important international locations in motorcycle construction for decades.

Ask the Expert: Machine Probing

Still using edge finders to pick up work coordinates and touching off cutting tools by hand? Do yourself a favour and invest in a probing system.

Lead, follow or get out of the way

by John Mitchell

Selecting proper lead angles can extend tool life

Live tooling

by Preben Hansen

Consider your options if working with driven tools

Sort parts automatically with Bystronic’s BySort

Bystronic’s upgrade for the fully automated unloading and sorting of completed cut parts.

Nozzle changer benefits

by Stefan Colle

Set up your laser machine to reduce piercing times and increase throughput

Federal Budget 2014: Is it Enough to Spur Manufacturing Growth?

The 2014 Federal Budget follows up on some of the initiatives outlined in the 2013 budget with more support for apprenticeship training and job creation, additional funding to strengthen the automotive sector and ongoing tax incentives to encourage business investments in the country.

Sandvik OptiThreading thread turning without chip jamming

Chip jamming is the enemy of efficient thread turning; Sandvik demonstrates the advantages of its OptiThreading method.

WATCH: Smartphone manufacturing in China

OPPO has come out with its flaghip Android smartphone the R11. Watch how the phones are made at the OPPO factory in Shenzhen.

Avoiding the hurt

by Kip Hanson

Staying safe and sane on the shop floor

What a ride: manufacturing roller coasters

A roller coaster factory tour in Turkey - complete with a ride on an unfinished ferris wheel

Growth Potential

by Andrew Brooks

Long-term planning key to future growth of Canada’s mould and die industry 

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