Carbon fiber chassis are not always the best choice for supercar frames; there is a range of models, typically with yearly production volumes higher 500 units, where a modern aluminum frame represents the best solution in terms of performances (lightness and rigidity), time/costs production ratio, maintainability, and efficiency.
Producing a large number of aluminum frames efficiently is challenging; after the frame is assembled there are many operations needed to be carried out that require high precision and a fast takt time.
CMS developed concept APC, a high speed 5-axis CNC machine that not only exceeds the requested machining accuracies but also offers high productivity and cleanness of the working area.
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This very efficient productivity is achieved by many factors: the accelerations and speeds of the axes, the high rpm spindle, the rapid tool-changer, and the double table loading system (Automatic Pallet Changer) for the loading/unloading of the frames while the machine is working to eliminate any unproductive time.
Thanks to the 5-axis operating unit with a 120 position tool magazine, any complex operations become easier.
The machine is fully enclosed for a safer working environment and equipped with motorized conveyors to automatically remove the chips; furthermore, an integrated collector and filter system for fumes and oil mist keep the air clean, improving working conditions and production efficiency.