Advantages Of Horizontal High Speed Machining Professionalمنذ شهر - Multimedia - Salah Bey - 32 الآراء
Though the part is destined to soar, the method of machining is often slow and earthbound. For aircraft structural components, a common approach to machining involves laying the part beneath a gantry. That gantry may move at a relatively slow feed rate because it carries three spindles at a time. Certain large aircraft parts will continue to benefit from this approach, particularly long and narrow stringers. However, a single high speed spindle moving at high feed rates may be able to machine some monolithic parts fast enough to compete with the productivity of a gantry making three identical pieces at once. And when the high speed spindle machines in a horizontal configuration, both quality and efficiency stand to improve in a variety of ways.
In fact, where aircraft part production is concerned, “high speed” and “horizontal” go together. The Horizontal High Speed Machine is about making chips fast, and horizontal machining is about getting those chips out of the way of the cutter. A horizontal design also saves on floor space, and certain newly developed machines for large aircraft parts employ work-changing that takes advantage of a horizontal orientation.
Buying a machine like this is no idle purchase for any shop. Much of the payback has to come from the opportunity to realize a significantly more streamlined process for milling large parts. But some of the return on investment can also result simply from the switch to horizontal high speed machining, and the many process advantages this change can deliver that are specific to aerospace production.
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