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Composites Machining

Welcome to the Composites Machining Zone, an area dedicated to CNC machining of composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). For video, articles and other content on machining composites, click on one of the subtopic areas to the left.

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Hexagon Acquires Fiber Composite Part Metrology Startup

By: Jedd Cole
Apodius, based in Germany, currently serves automotive, and aerospace OEMs and suppliers.

Ultrasonic Machining Answers Composites, Hard Metals and Other Material Challenges

By: Peter Zelinski
As the show this year makes clear, machine tool, cutting tool, automation and software technology are all advancing. However, one other area of progress affecting manufacturers in ever-greater numbers is the advance of material technology.

new machine

Equipped for Composites

By: Peter Zelinski
What machine tool features make sense for composites? A shop machining critical aircraft parts in both metal and composites describes the key features of the machine it bought with an eye toward CFRP.

Fives Opens Global Services Center in Alabama

By: Jedd Cole
The new center, located in Birmingham, will be led by Director John D’Amato.

Camfil APC HemiPleat FR Carbon

Dust Collector Dissipates Static Charges for Explosive Dusts

By: Jedd Cole
The HemiPleat FR Carbon dust collector filter from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) combines flame-retardant and conductive properties in a single filter designed to offer long service life and energy-efficient performance.


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