Many composite parts, once molded, are not net shape and must be machined or cut to meet finished dimensions. Some parts require drilling to accommodate fasteners and other hardware. Machine tools designed to cut composites are used in such applicaitons.
Although cooling towers traditionally have been made with wood and concrete, composite materials are gaining acceptance due to their corrosion and rot resistance, light weight and ease of installation.
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CMS Industries patented its 5-axis holding fixture with pan and tilt pogos that can automatically position large parts or tools.At JEC Europe 2015: Lach Diamant CompositesWorld
Headquartered in Hanau, Germany, this diamond cutting tool pioneer showcased its PCD and electroplated diamond tools for composites processing.Looking for Lindberghs CompositesWorld
Every paradigm-shifting invention throughout human history has been met with skepticism. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan says the composites industry has need of those willing to attempt what most believe impossible.Incremental thinking just won’t cut it! CompositesWorld
Composites industry consultant and regular CW columnist Dale Brosius says if this industry is to have a future that goes anywhere profitable, then we've got to get off the road we're on and map out a whole new way to think about the tasks at hand.JEC Europe 2015 preview: OMAX CompositesWorld
OMAX (Kent, WA, US) will feature its 60120 JetMachining waterjet cutting center, which can cut complex parts measuring up to 1.5m by 3.0m, including advanced composites, exotic alloys, glass, traditional metals, rubber and stone.