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Putting the brakes on aviation using Delcam CAM software 5-axis CNC machining

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Messier-Bugatti a global OEM supplier of aircraft braking systems for Boeing, Bombardier and Dassault Aviation has switched to Delcam PowerMILL to support is move into five-axis machining.

Previously the company machined up to four-axis but with a move to continuous five-axis machines it need a more efficient CAM system to make the most of the new capabilities.

As a long-time partner to Airbus it was recently chosen to design, develop and manufacture the wheels and carbon brakes for the A350XWB long-haul commercial jet.

Trials were run with PowerMILL on landing gear components and hydraulic manifolds. The results were so positive that the company was quick to choose PowerMILL.

While most of the parts that the company makes are of aluminium, titanium is becoming a feature and this demanding material requires high quality toolpaths, another reason that PowerMILL was chosen.

The company has noted how easy it is to import CATIA parts into PowerMILL, thanks to Delcam’s Exchange translation software, it then creates the programs within PowerMILL. Finally, the toolpaths are checked using Vericut.

Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM software is available in Australia and New Zealand through Camplex , who support the software through their specially trained support services.

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