With regard to the production of the structural aerospace part, the customer was taking 40 hours to machine two sides of the component, this is now 10 hours with hyperMILL® MAXX Machining. As Mr Johnson states: “The aerospace subcontractor has a contract to produce over 150 parts that was taking close to a week to machine each part. To demonstrate cycle time reduction with hyperMILL® MAXX Machining, one pocket was previously machined in 40 minutes. Dormer is now milling the pocket in 3 minutes. To achieve such a result and simultaneously improve tool life is exceptional.”
The implementation of hyperMILL® MAXX Machining at the test facility within the AMRC is yielding significant benefits for aerospace subcontractors and OEM‘s alike, especially when machining aerospace grade materials such as 6LV-4 titanium, Inconel and other exotic austenitic alloys.