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5-Axis CNC Machining Center for Trimming of Aerospace Parts

FlexiCAM recently installed a new Piranha 5-axis CNC Machining Center for trimming of aerospace parts at one of our clients in the Aerospace industry. The Piranha 5-Axis CNC Machining Center is built with a focus on machining aerospace aluminum components. The design and technological choices made, coupled with the machine components chosen, ensures the production of complex parts, significantly minimizes machining setups, produces high-quality surface finishes through high-speed machining with increased productivity and exceptional production flexibility.

This machine comes with several advanced features, including a Siemens 840Dsl Control unit, a powerful bi-rotary head with rotary encoders and brakes on both C and A-axes, and high-accuracy pressurized linear scales on all axes for precise positioning. Additionally, all axes are driven with an electronic pre-loaded dual drive system to eliminate backlash, and thermic-welded covers were used on all axes to protect the drive system from wear when machining abrasive and dusty materials.

To ensure perfect machine alignment, FARO Laser Tracker technology was utilized to achieve cubical 3 axis geometrical accuracy during installation and commissioning. This is the 3rd FlexiCAM CNC machining center purchased by this client and 6th from their group of companies, which adds more value to their existing machining centers erected by FlexiCAM in 2016 and 2018 to meet the growing demand for advanced machining. The previous machines have provided excellent performance, which has led to the customer’s continued patronage of FlexiCAM.

Application: Trimming of Aluminum

The primary application of FlexiCAM’s Piranha 5-Axis machine at the customer’s facility is for trimming of large-format parts and structural components, with a focus on manufacturing aluminium components with tight tolerances and accuracy. When it comes to materials with complex geometries where precision is critical, the Piranha 5-Axis machine is an ideal solution due to its strong and rigid structure that helps to reduce vibrations and achieve high accuracy in the machined parts

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