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7 on-site applications for an orbital milling machine


Orbital milling machines, (sometimes referred to as ‘circular mills’), are portable machines used for large in-situ machining tasks in various industrial sectors. Their configuration is not unlike the larger flange facers in the Mirage product

The top 10 countries boosting wind power capacity


According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) the total world power generation capacity for the sector is now fast approaching 500GW.

The recent surge in installation is illustrated by the statistic that 241GW (nearly half of the world’s

How wind turbines work


The windmill has been with us for centuries, used initially for milling grain and for pumping water. The first wind turbines used to generate electricity date back to the late 19th century, thanks to the innovation of engineers in Denmark the United

The biggest wind turbine contracts awarded in 2016


If you're a regular reader of the Mirage Machines Portable Performance Blog, no doubt you'll be aware of our orbital milling machines used by wind turbine manufacturers for machining turbine blades and towers. Demand for these products has been very

Orbital milling machine applications: ship thruster flanges


Above: An Azimuth Thruster. Image source: Wikipedia  https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=397859

Mirage orbital milling machines are used across a variety of industry sectors, especially those involving the manufacture of large circular

How orbital milling machines are used for wind turbine manufacture

2015 was an unprecedented year for the wind industry with more than 63 GW of new wind power capacity being brought on line.  Construction of huge turbines to meet this increased demand presents difficult challenges for manufacturers, including the

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