Machining of Structural Parts
Structural parts, such as fuselage, wings and bulkheads, require specific machine characteristics, namely the ability to profile large workpieces. The VORTEX HORIZONTAL PROFILER (HP) 160 5-axis horizontal machining center, is equipped with a horizontal spindle and a large vertically oriented worktable that accommodates a maximum load capacity of 3,000 kg, making it ideal for structural parts. The machine's special box-type design integrates its base, column and table to ensure consistent, highly rigid cutting performance, provided by its 26,000rpm, or optional 30,000rpm, main spindle.
For subcontract manufacturers of structural parts, accurate and efficient machining of large thin walled parts is vitally important and one of the most popular machines for this type of work is the VTC-800/30SDR vertical machining center. The machine features a 40 taper or HSK-A63 18,000rpm spindle, swivelling spindle head (B Axis) and a full travelling column design with two synchronised NC rotary tables each 3,690mm apart. This facilitates a large trunnion fixture with an 820mm diameter swing, for an effective solution for machining aerospace structure components up to 3,000mm long.