Aerospace Parts = Aluminum and Plastic. Both Can Be Machined Burr-Free and Without a Need for Degreasing:
|If you've landed on this Web page, chances are you already know that aluminum has become the predominant substrate in aerospace part manufacturing. And you know that its light weight has more than just a little to do with that. But you're probably also familiar with the deburring and degreasing that can be associated with the machining of high-tolerance components from aluminum castings and forgings. Well, we're here to tell you that where aluminum aerospace parts are concerned, secondary operations like deburring and degreasing are a thing of the past.|
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Aluminum Aerospace Component
Machined from 6061 Aluminum with a 60,000 RPM High Speed Spindle
|Start with High Speed:
With Datron's 60,000 RPM spindle blazing speed evacuates aluminum chips, and the heat associated with them, from the cutting channel. It also results in lower machining forces and less vibration. All of this facilitates exceptionally high feed rates and improves the quality of the cut and surface finish. No burrs means no deburring.
|Spray-Mist Coolant Eliminates The Need for Bathing Finished Parts in Environmentally-Dangerous 'Trike' (trichloroethylene)-based Solvents:
Our spray-mist coolant is environmentally friendly. It also happens to be an ideal coolant for high-speed, micro machining because a thinner-than-water viscosity allows it to quickly cover and cool more surface area on fast-moving micro tooling. The low evaporation point of our spray-mist makes it an efficient cooling solution and also eliminates the need for disposal and recycling, as well as their associated costs. Plus, our spray-mist coolant leaves no residue on machined parts, which makes costly secondary operations, like de-greasing, obsolete - maximizing throughput, increasing efficiency and reducing labor costs.
|Aerospace Parts Manufacturers are Embracing Lean Manufacturing & Single-Unit Pull:
Now that we've got you considering high speed and spray-mist as a coolant, we'll ask you to consider lean manufacturing with Datron machining centers the Integrated Workholding that makes it possible. The fact is, the industry is changing and to remain competitive you have to change with it. Gone are the days of multi-spindle monsters hogging out three, four or five aluminum parts at a time - roughing out parts on one machine and finishing them on another ... followed by considerable handwork before making it (sometimes a considerable distance) to inventory.
Now, the companies who manufacture aerospace parts from aluminum are focusing more on variety than high volume. That means smaller runs and more frequent job changeover. So, Datron has developed an integrated workholding system designed specifically for SMDE (single minute die exchange) and single-unit pull.
|The Answer is Quick-Pallets:
This revolutionary system uses a beveled boss-in-cavity system where conicals on the bottom of the workholding fit into receptacles on the machine bed - insuring location repeatability every time ... all the time. A small vacuum pump is used to hold the workholding in place during machining. Quick-Pallets are available in a variety of sizes and configurations that can incorporate T-nuts, pneumatic clamps and vices. The end result, is flexibility and efficiency with job changeover taking as little as 12 seconds.
Dealing with Sheet Material? We've Got You Covered.
Datron's Aerospace Customer List:
|So, Aerospace Parts & Aerospace Components Manufacturers:
Call Datron today and ask about our "Machining Aerospace Parts" Workshop which is held regularly at the new Datron Tech Center in Milford, NH. There is no charge for this workshop.
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