• Landes has become a member of the NAG, the Dutch association of suppliers to the aerospace industry

    The NAG is the trade association for national and international organisations established in the Netherlands and active ...
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  • Landes in Chamber of Commerce publication ‘Trendjournaal’

    ‘Production-automation in medium sized enterprises’
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  • Landes wins large contract for manufacturing of Airbus A350-doorsystems

    (press release December 2014) “Landes wins large contract for manufacturing of Airbus A350-doorsystems” Landes High ...
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  • Landes invests in two fully automated Production Cells

    Landes invests in two fully automated Production Cells consisting of a 5-axis Hermle machining centre and a 3-axis DMG m...
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  • Landes continues the contracts for the supply of Airbus A350 components for a period of 3 years!

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  • Landes invests in a Nakamura-Tome WT150II multi-tasking turning machine

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  • Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert visits Landes

    (press release Februari 2015) “Defence Minister Mrs. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Lower House Member Henk Nijboer vi...
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  • Precision Fair 2019 – Veldhoven

    “The meeting point for international Precision Technology” Visit Landes High End Machining, booth number 20...
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CNC milling aluminium

CNC machining of aluminium is done by numerous factories across the world. This is precisely why Landes does it better than the rest. There are few places where aluminium milling of complex shapes is carried out like we do at Landes, to an accuracy of just a few micrometres. We call this level of CNC machining ‘high-end machining’.

Accurate CNC milling

Aluminium is a relatively easy to machine material, for both milling and turning. But is also bends easily – in particular when it gets warmer, for example, during the process. This tendency of aluminium to distort demands a special approach whenever you need to work to tight tolerances. After all, we want to avoid the aluminium vibrating or distorting. This is a particular risk in the case of thin walls.

During CNC milling we ensure the stability of the component at all times by choosing the right sequence of production steps for each stage of the process.

For monitoring the dimensions, we have invested in temperature controlled measurement facilities, to we prevent deviations in dimensions due to expansion or contraction.

More about aluminium

You may never have thought about it, but aluminium has only been in wide-spread use for around a century. Although aluminium isn’t such a rare metal, it just took a long time before we developed the techniques to isolate the aluminium compounds which occur in nature.

Aluminium is relatively soft. However, alloys with small amounts of copper, magnesium, manganese and silicon are almost as strong as iron. And yet aluminium is around 70% lighter. It is therefore not surprising that there is a high demand from the aerospace industry for companies with expertise in CNC machining  aluminium components in accordance with AS 9100. Landes is, of course, fully certified and meets this demanding quality standard required by this industry.

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