COMPOSITES MACHINING CENTER
Why is Flow technology so well suited for aerospace applications? We offer the most efficient and advanced turn-key composite machining solutions, and the expertise to back them up.
Today, Flow provides the aerospace industry with multi-process machine tools that waterjet cut, drill, route, clean, and inspect.
Since the introduction of Flow’s Composites Machining Center (CMC) in 1991, we have continued to revolutionize the aerospace machining and tooling industry. Over the past two decades over 100,000 hours of research and development have been applied to the CMC machine structures, drives, software, and processes.
From “Autoclave to Assembly” you have complete part processing. The CMC handles trimming, drilling, routing, surface milling, marking and inspection – all in one set up – all on one machine.
We offer flexible contouring capabilities using our patented focal point design with an abrasive waterjet catcher, automatic jet monitor, and vacuum assist for piercing composites.
Flow’s CMC can in most cases produce 1/4 the cycle time machining composite aerostructures as compared to a conventional router with hard tooling, saving you valuable time and money.
We offer the highest cut part quality, accuracy, and productivity of any large volume machine tool available for machining composites. This system can be equipped as a complete turn-key package with our Flexible Header System (FHS), cutting tools, FlowTrim and installation for a ready to use system.
Let Flow provide you with the ultimate machine tool!
The CMC is available in either a Mid-Rail Gantry or a Dual Traveling Column type configuration with FANUC 30i or Siemens 840D controllers.
- X from 6M to 50M
- Y from 2M to 7.5M
- Z from 1M to 2.5M
Custom sizes are also available