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SEP 2017

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6 MMS September 2017 CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2017 ■ VOLUME 90, NO. 4 ■ MMSONLINE .COM FEATURES 70 The Data Describe a Good Day L&S Machine Co. established a data-driven process for catching machining errors before they occur, a process that proved straightforward once the shop understood what the data are really showing. BY PETER ZELINSKI 78 Prepared for Takeoff Although motorsports are a natural focus for a shop owned by a former NASCAR driver, five-axis machining and an emphasis on process planning have opened the door to new aerospace work. BY MATT DANFORD 86 Crossing Boundaries in Composite Machining Although composite machining traditionally has been performed dry, new coolant technology has proven to prevent delamination, increase tool life and reduce health risks. BY BARBARA SCHULZ 78 86 70 ABOUT THE COVER For components used in the nuclear industry, L&S Machine did not want to catch machining errors in QA nor did it want to catch them at the machine. Instead, the shop wanted to be able to predict machining errors before they occur. Read about how it uses data to accomplish this in the article on page 70.

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