Aerospace Machining

Aerospace machining is frequently characterized by the tight tolerances and hard-to-machine metals typical of aircraft engine components, as well as the complex contours typical of both turbine blade forms and the aerostructural components making up a plane’s form. Because machined contours are so typical, five-axis machining is routine in this sector, include large-travel five-axis machine tools able to accommodate the largest aircraft structural components. Materials typical of aerospace machining include lightweight aluminum for structural members; hard and temperature-resistant metals including titanium and Inconel alloys for engine parts; and carbon-fiber composites that are both hard and lightweight for outer skins. Along with large five-axis machines, turn-mill machines and precision grinders are among the high-value machine tools routinely used in this sector.

Developing a Five-Axis Solution for Machining Superalloy Aerospace Parts

Developing a Five-Axis Solution for Machining Superalloy Aerospace Parts

Growing involvement in producing multi-blade aerospace parts made of superalloys presented Pietro Rosa with some machining challenges. Starrag’s LX 021 five-axis VMC helped the shop achieve tight tolerances and integrated production.

Aerospace Shop Adopts NC Optimization as a Means of Continuous Improvement

Steelville Manufacturing adopted CGTech’s Vericut NC verification software to safeguard its high-volume/high-mix work, but found unexpected benefits from its Force Optimization module.
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