One of the major components of any aircraft is the landing gear. It absorbs the enormous forces on take-off and especially during landing. Besides the engine, the components used here are subject to the most stringent of demands in terms of reliability and functionality under extreme conditions. The main components of the landing gear are the landing gear support beams, master cylinders, hydraulic components, connecting elements, axles and wheels. While some aircraft models use aluminum, the most commonly used materials are alloyed steels and titanium.
The main types of machining used here are 3- and 5-axis milling, and boring and fine boring, and the size of these components imposes limitations on the machine environment. Large portal milling machines and mill-turn centers must be used. In addition, users are opting for multi-spindle machines with very high torque. Our industry specialists develop machining processes tailored according to component and material, using our high-tech tools for turning, boring and milling.