Starrag to impart machining knowledge at Paris Air Show

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Starrag will exhibit at the Paris Air Show from 17-23 June, showing aerospace products made from aluminium, titanium and nickel-based alloys. Parts on display will include structural components, blisks, blades and impellers that have been manufactured on Starrag machines.

The Starrag portfolio of machine tool brands includes Starrag, Bumotec, Dörries, Droop+Rein, Ecospeed, Heckert, Scharmann and SIP, all of which are found widely within the aerospace industry. Heckert and Starrag STC 800 5-axis machining centres, for example, offer high system availability (in some cases >96%) and bring about improvements in performance of 30-40%, says the company. Ecospeed machining centres yield even greater increases in productivity when machining aluminium structural components. Here, the patented Sprint Z3 parallel kinematic machining head makes it possible to achieve maximum dynamics when machining large structural components in five axes.

Particular highlights at the Paris Air Show will include blisks and impellers manufactured in a single set-up on the latest Starrag NB151. This 5-axis machining centre can be used for the complete machining of heavy workpieces weighing up to 300 kg, and measuring up to 600 mm in diameter and 290 mm in length. The NB151 is equipped with two rotary axes that were developed and manufactured in-house for the sole purpose of machining blisks.

Dropping by stand B77 in hall 4 will give visitors the opportunity to talk to Starrag experts in greater depth, including about Industry 4.0 solutions.