For turned parts made of aluminum, the properties of the alloy to be machined are important. The cutting speed must also be selected correctly. This depends, among other things, on the tool quality, the alloy and the properties of the lathe. High speeds are used in the production of milled parts with modern milling processes.
As in the case of aluminum turning, the strength of the material also determines the result in milling operations. The right aluminum alloy and the right milling head are essential for an optimum milling result. The milling head must be optimally matched to the material to be machined.
The milling cutter diameter and the number of cutting edges are decisive for milling aluminum. These are adapted to the strength of the aluminum alloy. For soft aluminum we use single cutters, for medium-hard alloys double cutters and for hard aluminum material triple cutters.
In order to meet the highest requirements for precision and surface quality, a well thought-out production structure is required. In recent years, we have constantly optimized our processes. We start with lot sizes as small as 500 pieces. This benefits from the higher flexibility and shorter set-up times of our systems.
We continuously invest in modern peripherals, such as an automatic tool store, which takes care of tool supply by means of barcodes. We also have a PPS system including CAQ, BDE/MDE and DNC, which supplies all machines with the required programs.
The machines are - next to our employees - the most important element of our production. Only if they are efficient as well as highly available and still bring their precision after years, they have a place in our production. We work in three shifts, so there is no time for machine downtime.