Inauguration SIGMA Clermont-Fd
INAUGURATION OF THE NEW MACHINING CENTER "Forest-Liné Flexiax V” a 5-AXIS MILLING /TURNING CENTER DEDICATED TO HARD METALS
The machining of hard metals remains a major technical and industrial challenge, in particular in the aerospace sector. The new aircraft manufacturing programs require the use of hard metals on a larger scale. The machining of titanium, inconel or stainless steels is particularly complex ; these materials maintain excellent mechanical characteristics at high temperature. Machining such materials is difficult, risky, expensive, in other words, challenging.
Market needs require increase in industrial production capacity and impose new challenges in terms of cutting hard metals. To face this challenge, SIGMA Clermont has launched a new research project and invested in new research capacity. For this, a Forest-Liné Flexiax machining center built by Fives Machining is installed in the SIGMA Technology Institute of Clermont Ferrand, offering a technology step in terms of performance and enhancing the scientific advancement in machining processes, for the benefit of the mechanical industry.