Composites Tooling Enables Feed Rates as High as 400 ipm

Controx presents the Panel Cut line of tooling enabling feed rates as high as 400 ipm for high productivity and a clean surface finish.

Controx presents the Panel Cut line of tooling enabling feed rates as high as 400 ipm for high productivity and a clean surface finish. Designed for machining lightweight composite sandwich panels, these shank tools employ tool geometry to drill through sandwich panels with no delamination on the glass or carbon fiber skins and no flagging of the honeycomb in between. The tooth design features stabilized tips for increased tool life. Additional relief on router tips provides added strength for profiling and drilling demanding materials like Nomex, Kevlar and aluminum. In solid carbide, the tooling is available in diameters of 0.25" and 0.50" (±0.0005"), and cut lengths of 0.625" and 1.250" so that panel sizes as high as 1.250" can be machined in one pass.

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