The landing gear support beam is a complex structural component. It constitutes the connecting unit between wing and landing gear, and acts as a shock absorber in conjunction with the landing strut. The main landing gear and its support beams are amongst the most highly stressed components in an aircraft. The most commonly used material is titanium, and in some variants, aluminum alloys are also used.
Like the other structural components, pocket milling and contouring are the main methods of machining, and the size of these components imposes limitations on the machine environment. Large portal milling machines are used almost exclusively here. In addition, users are opting for high-torque, multi-spindle machines.
Our industry specialists develop machining processes tailored according to component and material, using our high-tech tools for turning, boring and milling.