When commercial aircraft landing gear
manufacturer Alta Precision, Montreal,
recently expanded its production facility to
introduce a new landing gear product, it was
seen by the company as an opportunity to
invest in updated capabilities.
Alta was faced with sourcing equipment to
handle the complexities of manufacturing
landing gear struts for the aerospace indus-
try. By nature, its components are highly
stressed, complex, with thin walls, and
made from metals such as 300M alloy steel.
Many parts require a profiled deep hole to
be drilled and machined down the centre.
At 9 in. in diameter and more than 7 ft.
deep, the hole can be made only on a ded-
icated deep-hole drilling machine, not a
Montreal manufacturer ensures soft landings with deep-hole drilling
Montreal’s Alta Precision added a new deep-hole drilling machine with a drop-bed design, engineered specifically for
the company’s parts. Photo courtesy of UNISIG.
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