American Machinist

Celebrating 100 years of aviation.(Technology Trends)

OVER 300 EXPERTS IN THE aerospace industry gathered together for two days of machinery seminars and celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the historic flight of the Wright Brothers. Hosted by Makino, Mason, Ohio, the seminar provided a preview of new equipment for the aerospace industry; technical presentations from Makino, Rolls-Royce, and Tyrolit; and a visit to the Dayton Air Show. In addition, the seminar was capped off by talks by Amanda Wright Lane, great-grandniece of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and Chris von Ohain, son of Hans von Ohain, inventor of the first turbojet engine to power an aircraft.

Makino publicly unveiled its A99E-5XR-CD, a machine that combines the capabilities of a horizontal machining center with that of a grinding center. …

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