Exploring the: Composites Machining Zone
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How To Machine Composites, Part 3 -- Milling Composites
Diamond shines for this shop when it mills composites.
How To Machine Composites, Part 4 -- Drilling Composites
Achieving acceptable tool life and hole quality in a material such as CFRP demands a drill designed with composites in mind.
Could The Highest Price Cutter Be The Least Expensive?
An evaluation of different cutting tool technologies for machining carbon fiber reinforced plastics
Getting To Know “Black Aluminum”
An introduction to CFRP
Composites: Higher Properties, Lower Cost
Part II of our review of the big JEC international composites show in Paris focuses on resins and reinforcements. (Part I, last month, covered process enhancements, thermoplastic composites, machinery, and tooling. See Learn More box.)
Machining Composites By Conventional Means
Composites machining is dusty, messy and hard on tools. But this company accepts these difficulties, and machines the material using standard metalworking processes and equipment.