Anyone who manufactures CFRP components knows the task: a clamping fixture is usually required to trim the component to the actual contour. The same applies to thermoforming or coated parts (interiors). The requirements for the fixtures are high: the component must be held securely and allow clean trimming, waste pieces must not disturb the process.
The production of the fixture is a "secondary activity". A necessary evil, so to speak, which wants to be done quickly in order to start earning money. With the ENDURA® 700 series, we offer a machine with the greatest flexibility and a wide range of applications. Not only the trimming, but also the necessary production of the operating materials can be done efficiently.
In the case of our practical example, a CFRP wing shell measuring approx. 2000 x 2500 mm, there was a further challenge: no more CAD data was available. So the wing had to be scanned first and the surfaces fed back.
In this webinar, you will learn how to design a vacuum clamping fixture from Ureol and link it parametrically to the part data. We will then show how the fixture is manufactured quickly and safely on a highly dynamic ENDURA® portal milling machine and with the appropriate tools as well as with the associated digital twins.
More info on milling also on Youtube.
An event by:
HUFSCHMIED Machining Systems GmbH
Tebis Technical Information Systems AG