Transportation Industry

Many aviation industry components, such as engines, may also be used in the transportation industry. Product research and testing are just as vital to the transportation sector as it is to the air and space industry, as it affects people’s safety and ability to travel. Vehicle designers need to test physical part prototypes so they know how to change their original designs and models for better results. CNC machining allows engineers to create prototypes, test their practicality and eventually make a design with the exact specifications they need.

While the air and space industry requires crafts built for speeds faster than sound, the transportation sector requires longevity. Transportation vehicles need robust components strong enough to haul heavy cargo far distances. The transportation industry may need CNC machines to construct parts used in various vehicles, such as:

  • Shipping vessels
  • Freight trains
  • Passenger rail
  • 18-wheel transport trucks
  • Passenger vehicles

During use in high-speed trains, the fast speeds put extra strain on the vehicles, requiring even better precision in the fitment of the parts used on the train cars and engines.

Because CNC machines can create parts from several types of materials, they can make everything from the brakes to the engine parts and even tools. Just as passenger automobiles are evolving to become more efficient, cargo vehicles in the transportation industry face similar changes. To achieve the rapid changes needed for a series of tests, engineers can use CNC-machined designs to hasten the research and development process and more quickly manufacture the necessary vehicles and parts.