Heavy metal pair at FIA16

Two leading members of the Engineering Technology Group’s extensive portfolio of high end machine tool manufacturers will be present at the forthcoming Farnborough Air Show – FIA16 – (11-17 July) highlighting their capabilities for large format, high capacity machining with high metal and composite removal rates.

ETG partners Handtmann and Pietro Carnaghi will both have trade stands at the FIA16 event and ETG representatives will be present on both, highlighting the comprehensive levels of sales and technical support ETG offers to users of each brand.

Handtmann A-Punkt Automation GmbH (Stands 2/B120 and 2/C118) is a long standing ETG partner and specialises in large format machining centres primarily for the aerospace manufacturing industry. Its machines offer significant productivity gains in comparison with traditional machining methods and processes while providing solutions for complex composite, aluminium, steel and titanium applications throughout aerospace manufacturing worldwide

Its range includes five axis portal and gantry machines for large scale components and many incorporate Handtmann’s own developments – notably the AeroCell and CompactCell five axis horizontal machining processes.

The Italian Pietro Carnaghi company is the most recent addition to the ETG portfolio and is a world leader in the production of large vertical lathes and gantry type milling machines.  It supplies not just the machine tools but the advanced machining technologies and automation necessary to optimise the machines in customer’s manufacturing plants. These include FMS cells and workpiece loading/unloading systems.

The machining of large jet engine components and casings is a particular area of expertise for Pietro Carnaghi and it supplies high capacity machine tools to most of the world’s leading aero engine builders.

Pietro Carnaghi vertical lathes are involved in the production of the most sophisticated aeronautic projects machining disks, casings, drums and rings that require capability of turning, milling, drilling, grinding on materials such as Inconel and titanium.

For further details of Handtmann and Pietro Carnaghi machines and capabilities visit the ETG website – www.engtechgroup.com