Zone: Composites Machining and Drilling
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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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CNC routers optimize cooling tower build

Cooling tower

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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CAMX 2014 preview: CGTech CompositesWorld

Simulation and machining software specialist CGTech (Irvine, Calif., USA) will demonstrate the process of programming automated composite machinery.

Cutting tools for honeycomb and metal/composite stacks CompositesWorld

Seco Tools displayed at JEC Americas 2014 its new line of Feedmax drills for composites machining, featuring specific point geometry optimized for different types of materials such as honeycomb and stacked carbon fiber composite and metal laminates.

University reports breakthrough in composites machining technology CompositesWorld

Ultrasonically assisted machining (UAM) uses a piezoelectric transducer working in tandem with a traditional turning, drilling or milling machine.

New end mills for composites CompositesWorld

Cutting tool supplier Sandvik Coromant’s (Sandviken, Sweden and Fair Lawn, N.J.) Smart Hub stand at JEC Europe 2014 emphasized the company’s ability to meet the needs of composite fabricators who are responsible for trimming, routing and drilling composite structures and/or stacks of composites and metals.

Large, 3-D part machining center CompositesWorld

At JEC Europe 2014, Thermwood (Dale, Ind.) featured its Model 77 5-axis CNC machining center for large-scale composites applications.

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