Aerospace is challenged by some of the most complex and difficult machining applications. Exotic, hard-to-machine materials such as titanium, composites and composite sandwiches are compounded by complex curved surfaces that can only be realized with 5-axis machining.
The primary goal is to produce high-quality, precision parts with a superior surface finish, yet with many parts requiring up to 90% metal removal, performance is also very important. Faster cycle times also equates to a lower cost per part and increased machining capacity to avoid adding equipment and increasing overhead.
FANUC controls include the features necessary to support the most efficient CAD-CAM-machine workflow and produce parts that faithfully match the original CAD drawing, with better finish quality and faster cycle times.