Cutting Out A Composite Structure
Milling cuts out features of a composite structure, then cuts the structure itself out of the setup.
This video from machine tool maker CMS shows milling being used to cut out features of a composite structure, then to cut the structure itself out of the setup that holds its clamping surfaces.
Hand-scraping the mating surfaces of a CNC machine tool’s motion system offers myriad advantages.
While aluminum molds are commonly used to create prototypes or to serve as stopgap bridge tooling, they are starting to receive greater attention for production work. This shop’s approach to creating aluminum molds in one day to three weeks is the same for each of these situations.
Old-world craftsmanship combines with precision machining on a vertical machining center and Swiss-type lathe to produce some of the only U.S.-made mechanical wristwatch movements.