DMG MORI Ellison Technologies (Santa Fe Springs, Calif., USA) will demonstrate its ULTRASONIC technology at CAMX. The ULTRASONIC Series from SAUER, the advanced technology division of DMG MORI, pairs kinematic overlapping of the tool rotation with an additional oscillation, which means that high-performance materials can be economically processed with what is said to be the highest quality. For composite material components, ULTRASONIC features include double feeds, clean edges, no fiber pullout, no delamination or heat-affected zone, prevention of built-up along edges and an extraction concept with fine dust monitoring. Further, sharp edges can be machined with clean exposure of individual laminate layers and excellent surfaces. 3-D surface laser scans for repair is also possible.
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When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.