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.
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.
You know how to machine metals, but what about plastic machining? More specifically, glass-fiber-reinforced plastic? This machine shop has it figured out.
Milling complex forms in hardened tool steel involves more than just fast, light cuts, says this maker of medical-related injection molds. Here are some of the ingredients of an effective hard milling process.