Stiles Machinery Inc. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) and Belotti SpA (Bergamo, Italy) are featuring their latest generation 5-axis machining centers for creating complex, three-dimensional components from composites, plastics and metal. The Belotti 5-axis TRIM is designed to trim complex shapes from a range of composite materials with reportedly excellent accuracy and quality. Production efficiency is enhanced with a work area that allows easy access to the fixture holding the workpiece. The system’s automated rotary tables and parallel loaders enable a quick and easy tooling change to eliminate down time and maintain work flow.
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In Northeast Brazil, wind blade manufacturer Aeris Energy is laser-focused on serving the domestic energy market, but it's poised to expand to serve the entire world. In the process, it has developed operations and a workforce that makes it a standout in the region.