HYBRID PROCESS: INTERGATED ULTRASONIC AND CNC MACHINING
MULTIAX PROCESS FOR MACHINING HONEYCOMB MEANS TIME OPTIMIZATION AND COST REDUCTION
At Multiax we have been pioneering the special technology of cutting with ultrasonic units, applied to cutting of honeycomb and other core materials, testing and delivering this innovative process since several years.
We found that a hybrid process allows to machine complex parts thanks to the possibility to perform the classic CNC machining with standard honeycomb tools and the use of the ultrasonic units on the same 5-axis machine.
Multiax has been delivering several CNC machining centers with classic tools + Ultrasonic units to process complex honeycomb components.
When the ultrasonic end effectors are used, the dust extraction hood is packed around the spindle nose, making sure it is not disturbing the use of the ultrasonic end effector, which is pick up by the machine spindle, just like all the other tools.
There are no visible infeed cables to supply the end-effector with power from the spindle, because this connection is set through a special connector.
- No chips in the cells as with milling,
- no burnt edges as with laser cutting
- no moisture penetration in the material, as with water jet cutting.