Part of the AIM Altitude aircraft interiors group, AIM Composites is investing in a new Belotti five axis milling machine, for the high-speed trimming of complex moulded components. This will be housed alongside an existing UNITEAM five axis, new measurement equipment, and supporting software.
Chris Leese-Wood, Managing Director at AIM Composites, said: “The majority of our projects for the AIM Altitude Group, as well as outside customers, require significant amounts of five axis machining. It is, therefore, important that we invest in an in-house capability. This will support our current production needs, along with the anticipated future increase in this element of our work. Typically, we run hundreds of one-off components each month to complete a single ship-set of parts. These small batch-sizes mean that fast setup and turnaround of components is critical.”