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In-situ machining photo roundup - April to June 2017

This time, our featured photos include the most popular images posted on our social media channels from April through to June. Topics include subsea milling, creating an ASME flange suraface finish, hot tapping and pipe beveling.

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Portable milling machines: Installation methods

Portable milling machines are used for many different types of on-site machining projects throughout the oil & gas, power generation and petrochemicals industries.

For the on-site machinist, knowing in advance how the product will be mounted onto thefalse

How to align a portable gantry milling machine

A few weeks back, we published an overview of portable gantry milling machines that explained the main machine components and the different types of milling rail available.

This time we go a stage further and explain the fundamentals of setting yourfalse

Portable gantry milling machines. An overview


Portable milling machines are available in a wide range of sizes to suit in-situ machining projects with the stroke capacity of up to 3m length. But what can you do if you need to open up the working envelope to a much larger size?

This is where the

Using a keyway cutter for in-situ repairs



What is a keyway?

A keyway is the slot created in a shaft to accept a ‘key’ that connects a rotating machine element to a shaft. The key prevents relative rotation between the two parts, enabling torque transmission. Commonly used machinefalse

Portable milling machine: design process overview



Over the years, the Mirage team has designed and manufactured many successful milling machines for a wide range of on-site machining applications. One recent project was a perfect fit for the Derby based UK design team. Here’s an overview of thefalse

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