Machining/Drilling

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.
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Aircraft composites repair moves toward maturity

New technologies seek to address the challenges MROs will increasingly face in the age of commercial airliners with composite airframes.
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Machining update: One-shot dry drilling of stacked materials

Tool design innovations tighten tolerances and cut costs for those who drill composite-metal assemblies.
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Model-based waterjet software

Flow International Corp. (Kent, Washington), a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet machines for cutting applications, has announced FlowXpert 2016 waterjet machining software.