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How Cutting Tools Can Help The Aerospace Industry Meet Sustainability Goals

When working with the complex, difficult-to-machine materials of expensive aerospace components, the choice of tools can be the difference between success and failure. Waste material, frequent tool changeouts, excessive downtime, and scrapped components are signs of inadequate tooling. They’re also signs of unsustainable machining.

Cutting tools can have a major impact on the sustainability of metal cutting operations. It’s an area many machine shops overlook when setting their strategies to meet environmental goals. Fortunately, sustainability and best business practices can go hand-in-hand. With the right tooling, shops can minimize costly mistakes to their business and the environment.

As the world moves to meet net-zero emission goals, the aerospace industry has a big hill to climb, as it’s one of the most challenging industries to decarbonize. While aerospace manufacturers rightly look to innovate their products to reduce aviation’s environmental impact – which accounts for about 70% of emissions in the aerospace industry – they can also make significant gains on the manufacturing side.

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