Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-2826
2004-09-21

High Speed Machining of Helicopter Gearcases 2004-01-2826

High speed machining of aluminum and magnesium helicopter gearcases was experimentally demonstrated to be five times more productive than contemporary conventional commercial practice for suitable operations. Appropriate techniques and performance characteristics are discussed for face milling, endmilling and planetary milling operations. Potential problem areas, such as surface characteristics and machine tool performance requirements are discussed.

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