Landing gear components endure thousands of extreme loading cycles throughout their lifetimes. Sandvik Coromant provides tooling solutions for lighter and more reliable components.
Register for the Advanced CAM Programming Course featuring Mastercam X6 at Sandvik Coromant Productivity Center May 8-9th.
Carbon fiber-based composite materials are expected to play a key role in the search for lighter cars, despite huge challenges in production line manufacturing.
Paul Fabrications was already using CAD/CAM technology, but as it struggled to find a solution for a job on a titanium engine access plate, project engineer Dave Rolley turned to Sandvik Coromant area sales engineer Paul O’Brien for help.
How coolant is directed to the tool/workpiece interface is also critical. External coolant systems still might be the primary method, but high-pressure/increased flow-rate, through-the-tool coolant systems are becoming more popular.
Sandvik Coromant’s new Advanced CAM Programming training class is designed specifically for the experienced CAM programmer looking for ways to improve machining processes and profitability.
The UK, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at the University of Sheffield and the manufacturing industry are working together in a mutually beneficial collaboration.
Successfully machining composites requires that aerospace manufacturers identify and apply tools and methods suited to each specific application. As the breadth of composites on the market continues to increase, manufacturers must deal with greater variation in machinability. To meet this challenge, cutting tool manufacturers continuously introduce new innovations dedicated to these demanding applications.
Titanium milling is becoming more common in machine shops. New developments are helping cut away the challenges in machinability of titanium material. Learn more about milling solutions for face milling and machining titanium alloys, applications with narrow cavities, and when indexable inserts and long-edge cutters are needed.
Solid carbide end mills and dedicated rest milling techniques offer a secure and productive solution for aerospace machining of components.