Gas/Jet Turbine engines require the use of HRSA’s, like Inconel, to withstand high temperatures. End mills such as OSG’s EXOPRO® UVX-Ni and EXOPRO® WHO-Ni drills have been developed specifically for such materials.
Qualities such as high tensile strength, heat resistance and light weight are what make materials like Titanium, Aluminum, Inconel and CFRP popular aerospace materials. OSG has the tooling and experience to apply the right solution in every component.
Materials with high tensile strength and fatigue strength are critical in landing gear components, which is why Titanium alloys and Maraging steels are frequently used in this component. Tools like EXOPRO®-UVX end mills and EXOCARB®-WDO drills are ideal in these materials.
Light weight materials with high tensile strengths are fundamental qualities for any wing structure, making CFRP and 6061 Aluminum two core materials in this component. OSG’s EXOPRO®-Aero Diamond drills and EXOCARB® Blizzard® end mills for Aluminum are highly used tools for such materials.
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) are resin rich materials that present specific machining challenges, such as hole expansion and delamination, when processing holes or milling. Tool life is also an issue, as these composites are extremely abrasive. OSG comprehensive tooling solutions includes specially engineered tools featuring our patented Ultra-Fine Diamond coating.
Heat Resistant Super Alloys present significant machining challenges, as heat from cutting forces does not disperse easily, thus transferring more rapidly to the tool and drastically reducing tool life. OSG has developed specialized tooling, such as variable rake & helix mills with advanced coating technology, to combat the excessive heat encountered when machining HRSA.
Titanium presents significant machining challenges, especially during milling, as heat from cutting forces transfers very rapidly back into the cutting tool, instead of dispersing with the chips. OSG has developed specialized tooling, such as variable helix mills and “true” 4-flute ball nose mills with advanced coating technology, to combat the heat build-up encountered when machining Titanium Alloys.
Aluminum alloy remains as a large fundamental supporting material in the aircraft industry. Success in these parts hinges not only on tool life, but on Metal Removal Rates (MRR). This is why OSG has developed tools like the EXOCARB® Blizzard® end mills with DLC coating to achieve high MRR with incredible tool longevity.