Landing gear mounts

Landing gear mounts

Titanium alloy

Landing gear mounts are complex structural components that are situated horizontally in the wing structure above the landing gear. These elements connect the wing and the landing gear and act as a shock absorber in conjunction with the main cylinder of the landing gear.

These are solid forged components with numerous 3-axis and 5-axis pockets, and mainly consist of titanium alloys. Machining titanium produces high temperatures at the tool cutting edge. Uncontrolled heat transfer creates tension in the component that can subsequently cause it to warp, even after weeks have passed. This means that optimum cooling for machining operations, controlled chip evacuation and high-quality clamping devices and tools are crucial for ensuring process reliability

High-feed milling of mating faces

Our solution:
Walter M4002 high-feed milling cutter

  • Face milling cutter with a 15° approach angle
  • Four-edged system inserts in three sizes
  • Wave-form finish along the flank face facilitates the choice of geometry

Benefits for you:
Cost-efficient high-feed milling thanks to system inserts with four cutting edges and the highest possible metal removal rate. Up to 100 percent longer tool life thanks to the new WSM45X cutting tool material for titanium.

High-feed milling of pocket structures

Our solution:
ConeFit Flash

  • 4 cutting edges
  • Internal coolant supply
  • Special microgeometry for high-feed milling
  • Ideal for long tool projections

Benefits for you:
Cost-effective high-feed milling with replaceable head system: ConeFit with maximum number of teeth for the best possible metal removal rate.

Finishing pocket bases

Our solution:
Ti50 high-performance milling cutter 0.55 x D

  • Flexible ConeFit changeable head system
  • Can be used for finishing the base of pockets up to 7 x D
  • New design for ideal transitions when carrying out base face finish machining
  • New PVD coating technology

Benefits for you:
Cost-effective base face finishing with maximum tool life thanks to new PVD coating technology. 50% longer tool life compared to the previous aluminium chromium nitride solution (ACN).

Wall finishing operations using the waterline method

Our solution:
Ti50 high-performance milling cutter 1.5 x D

  • Special ConeFit wall finishing tool with high concentricity
  • For semi-finishing and finishing operations with a large radius at the rear for step-free transitions on the walls
  • Minimal deflection up to a length of 7 x D
  • New PVD coating technology

Benefits for you:
Special finishing tool for cost-effective machining strategy (waterline), enables semi-finishing and finishing with just one tool. 50% longer tool life compared to the previous aluminium chromium nitride solution (ACN).