The company: Composites Aragón
When you think of places where the fastest car parts in the world are produced, Spain does not immediately come to mind. On the contrary, in the very heart of the Aragon region, in Zaragoza, a company whose DNA is devoted to flexibility, dynamism and challenging goals is manufacturing unique components.
Established at the end of 2009, the company has been specialising in the production of composite components; its strength lies in the management of the entire value chain, from conception to design, right through to the finished product. By combining management and employee skills, Composites Aragón puts more than 30 years of experience in mould making, plastics and machining at its customers service. For this reason, it is nowadays able to operate in very demanding sectors such as Aerospace and Automotive, among others.
The meeting with Breton
Claudio Monti (CEO of C.A.) and his partners started looking for a new solution that combined rigidity and speed of movement, precision and rapidity. The company was ready to invest, but only for a machine capable of ensuring a rapid return on investment.
Working together with Breton to define the most suitable solution, both in terms of performance and cost, Composites Aragon had the opportunity to evaluate the performance offered by the Raptor 1200. With the right mix of robustness and dynamics and the advantages of the symmetrical fork head, Raptor 1200 proved to be the ideal platform for the "Chiron's Tail Light" project.
Where did 195.5 kg of aluminium go?
The height of the Raptor's side columns and fairings are essential to contain swarf and prevent it from projecting to the floor outside the workshop. With regard to the inside of the machine, you cannot waste valuable time leaving the operators to sweep and collect all the swarf from the work area.
In the study of the project, Raptor has been adapted to interface with the centralized chip conveyor already existing at Composites Aragon and, by adding a special tool-turbine for chip removal with an automatic cycle, all cutting residues can be pushed onto the belts.
Raptor 1200 means less manpower, shorter processing times, higher accuracy, higher surface quality and lower operating costs.