Our Process and Equipment
Our Guiding Principles
CNC Milling of monoblock propellers is an integral part of our company’s IPMS (Integrated Propeller Manufacturing System). We established five guiding principles early in the development cycle of the Dominis IPMS:
- All propeller blade surfaces must be CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machined.
- CNC machining must be done to final form and finish, thus completely eliminating manual grinding.
- All manufacturing processes and production cycles should be designed in such a way that they require minimal operator intervention – the long-term objective being 100% unattended operation.
- The cutting tool efficiency must be optimized.
- All manufacturing processes and production cycles are designed in such a way that they require minimal operator intervention – the long-term objective being 100% unattended operation.
Dominis IPMS (Integrated Propeller Manufacturing System)
We start each project by working closely with the customer to get the optimal design specifications. The final specifications are entered into our geometry database and feedback is provided for verification and approval. A CAD model is then developed using our software tools for approval from the customer.
Dominis’ manufacturing capabilities are focused on three large, 5-axis simultaneous contouring milling machines, one vertical turning and boring mill with live tools, two medium capacity computerized balancers and high-resolution laser scanner at its 835 sq. m. plant. We are in the process of expanding our capabilities to machine larger propellers.Our software includes Open Mind’s HyperCAD, HyperMILL, Mastercam and CGTech’s Vericut.
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We are always looking forward to hearing from customers and industry professionals and are happy to answer any questions about our process and capabilities. Contact us today and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.