The optimisation of a manufacturing process involves, among other factors, the correct selection of the technologies for being applied in the process development. Nowadays, contour/profile milling is commonly used as a previous stage for pre-forming airship structural elements before being plastically deformed. Up to the time, contour milling processes is usually performed by High Speed Machining (HSM). However, currently, non traditional machining processes such as ElectroDischarge Machining (EDM) or Abrasive WaterJet Machining (AWJM) have been considered as alternative processes for being used in contouring of light aeronautical alloys. In this work, a basic study based on surface finish analysis has been developed for comparing the performance of different contouring processes applied on UNS A92024 Al-Cu alloy samples.
Third Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference: MESIC-09
- Pub Date:
- November 2009
- research and development management;
- Machining milling;
- Industrial and technological research and development;
- Polishing grinding surface finishing