Delcam will promote its wide range of
software and services for aerospace manufacturers
on the Midlands Aerospace
Alliance stand at Farnborough Air Show.
The company offers a range of solutions to
help companies increase productivity,
reduce lead times and improve quality and
consistency, and has been ranked as the
world s leading specialist supplier of machining software
and services by US analysts
CIMdata for each of the past twelve years.
To maintain its leading position, Delcam
employs the largest development team in
the CAM industry to develop a comprehensive range of systems for every type of
machine tool, from simple lathes and 2D
mills, up to the most sophisticated five-axis
machining centres and multi-spindle, turnmill equipment.
The company also develops PowerINSPECT,
the world s leading hardware-independent
software for the measurement of components,
prototypes and tooling against CAD data.
Delcam systems have been used, at some
stage, on virtually every major aircraft programme in recent
years. The company s
customers have undertaken projects in all
the various areas that go towards producing
a successful aircraft, from developing more
fuel-efficient engines, to manufacturing airframe components more
even in designing more comfortable and
more attractive interiors.
They have worked on all scales of project,
from the manufacture of components for
UAVs and helicopters up to the production
of engines and airframes for the largest passenger and transport aircraft.
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an in-process, internal or external measuring
routine. Then, when applied to the component, any deviation from
a nominal condition
is accurately shown on the gauge s displa
As well as being used for setting instruments, the Trimos
Horizon is also used to
make occasional checks on the continued
accuracy of any gauges that are being used.
Once set on our Trimos Machine, our INTEX
gauges have been able to slash the times
previously taken to perform complicated
gauging routines and to further improve our
already high inspection accuracy. Unlike their
much heavier predecessors, which were
prone to thermal expansion and beam
deflection, INTEX gauges are lighter and
stronger. Our new gauges digital large readouts also make them easier to read.
DELCAM IS TOP SUPPLIER TO AEROSPACE
CAD/CAM SYSTEMS ARE USED WORLDWIDE
Delcam s CAM software is used to machine all
types of aerospace component.
MB Aerospace, the world class provider
of aerospace components, has recently
introduced new measuring technology in
its manufacturing facility as part of its
quest for continuous improvement.
Headquartered in Motherwell, the company s
impressive Flexible Manufacturing Unit (FMU)
has gained a global reputation for the production of complex, low volume, low frequency
It works with some of the leading names in
aerospace and itsconsistently high performance standards
have resulted in MBAe
receiving accreditation from several of the
world s largest civil and military aerospace
In addition to the problems posed in producing challenging large parts, the dimensional
inspection of safety critical, extremely precise
components such as Aero Engine rings presents a further range of complications - and
GTMA supplier Bowers Group is helping.
Eddie Gilhooley, MB Aerospace FMU,
General Manager, explained: Although our
manufactured rings have extremely demanding specifications, many of them are
than one meter in diameter. As they need to
be accurately measured whilst being held in
the chuck of a machine tool, our measuring
routines previously involved the use of
extremely cumbersome gauges and consequently were
highly-skilled, time consuming,
although accurate operations.
In accordance with MB Aerospace s quest
for continuous improvements, we recently
identified our ring gauging practices as areas
for potential improvement. Having investigated the available large capacity,
high specification metrology
equipment and performed
a series of demanding GR&R trials, we
decided to purchase a range of advanced
INTEX Beam Gauges and an extremely
accurate Trimos Horizontal Gauge Setting
machine from Bowers.
As our new Trimos instrument has a 1.5
meter capacity we are now able to use it as
a universal master for setting our new
INTEX gauges. Now in regular use, our
INTEX gauges have proven both easier and
quicker to use, in addition to being more
accurate than our previously used instruments.
Machine operators can now very accurately
set an INTEX gauge to the nominal diameter
that they are looking for before performing
BOWERS AIDS NEW INSPECTION REGIME