Machining for Aerospace: 101
Making components for aerospace applications presents a number of challenges for CNC shops that want to expand into the markets for civil, commercial and military aircraft. Dealing with harder-to-machine materials, tighter tolerances and traceability requirements may require adding more advanced manufacturing technologies and new skill sets.
- Materials typically used for structural and non-structural aerospace components
- Types of CNC machines to consider
- Tooling choices
- The role of machine tool peripherals such as high-pressure coolant delivery and chip management systems