Kingsbury UK

New lathes for turn-milling parts in one hit

The G320 twin-spindle turn-mill centre from German lathe manufacturer, Index, featuring two lower tool turrets and an upper B-axis milling spindle head, is a new addition to the company's product range.
2 years ago

SLM Solutions partners with Safran on 3D-printed landing gear

Safran Landing Systems has teamed up with German powder bed, metal additive manufacturing (AM) equipment specialists, SLM Solutions to evaluate the feasibility of using its technology to produce large, safety-critical aircraft components.
2 years ago

First impressions last

With dramatic cycle time reductions when turn-milling tough aerospace materials, Martin Aerospace found a Traub sliding-head lathe demonstration so compelling that it ordered the machine on the same day. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.
3 years ago

Second-generation turn-mill centre from Index

The second generation of the successful Index G200 turn-mill centre, designed for highly productive, complete machining of components from bar or billet, has been introduced by the German manufacturer, Index.
4 years ago

5-axis machine powers aero engine component production

Silcoms, a niche UK supplier to the aerospace industry of nickel alloy, titanium, stainless steel and aluminium aero engine ring components and assemblies including seals, shrouds, segments and casings, was awarded an additional contract in 2018 to supply a complex rotating fan seal for a large civil aircraft engine programme.
4 years ago

Zimmermann unveils new HMC for producing airframe structures

A new, 6-axis, horizontal-spindle machining centre (HMC) with a working volume starting from X:4,100mm x Y:1,600mm x Z:650mm, with options of 2.1m and 2.6m in the Y axis and up to 30m in the X axis has been introduced by F Zimmermann, Germany, specifically for efficient production of structural components in the aerospace industry.
5 years ago

Compact turn-mill centre for one-hit production of large parts

The trend towards single set-up CNC machining of ever more complex and higher quality components means that multi-tasking machine tools are essential in order to remain competitive, especially when producing small batch sizes of multiple part variants.
5 years ago

Irish aerospace subcontractor progresses to 5-axis machining

Craigavon-based subcontractor Boyce Precision Engineering primarily serves the commercial aerospace sector, which accounts for 70% of turnover. A majority of throughput involves producing aluminium parts for first-class and business-class seating, plus various aluminium structural components.
5 years ago

5-axis machining of composite aircraft components

Large composite components for the Airbus A350 family of wide-body jetliners are being machined in a pair of German-built Zimmermann FZ33 portal machining centres at a specialist subcontractor in England.
6 years ago

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