COMPOSITESMACHINING

CompositesWorld to Host Additive Composites Event at CAMX

The inaugural Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Composites, hosted by CompositesWorld and co-located with CAMX, will explore the connection between additive manufacturing and continuous fiber reinforcement.
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Unlock Your Capacity with Automation

Download the collection to explore opportunities and challenges within machining automation.

Are You Ready for Next-Gen Aerospace Manufacturing?

In light of this week’s Paris Air Show, we’re preparing for the next generation of commercial aircraft programs with a new special edition collaboration from Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing and CompositesWorld.
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Even My Accurate Predictions Are Wrong

The future does not come in a straight line. Multiple factors affect one another and the final outcome. My prediction that machine shops would see more composites is playing out, but I missed an important means by which this would happen.
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Century Tool and Gage Launches Joint Website with CTG Bel-Kur

The website will highlight the history, public engagement and offerings of the two manufacturers.
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Why Was This Machine Chosen for Composites?

General Tool adds a metalcutting machining center with the expectation that this machine is likely to perform a significant amount of machining of CFRP.
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Dust Collector Dissipates Static Charges for Explosive Dusts

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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Laser Encoder Feedback for 40-Meter Wing Parts

Large machine travels, long machining cycles and changing aircraft manufacturing precision demands necessitated a non-contact approach to machine-tool position feedback.
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When to Waterjet, When to Mill

A composite parts manufacturer in Nebraska recently installed a combined five-axis waterjet/milling machine to position itself to win large-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.
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Laying Composites Fiber—Digitally

The most recent release of Spring Technologies’ NCSIMUL software can simulate the laying of fiber ribbon with NC machines.
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Cryogenic Machining of 787 Fuselage

Starting early next year, Boeing South Carolina will mill and drill composite fuselage sections for the 787 Dreamliner through cryogenic machining.
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How To Machine Composites, Part 1 -- Understanding Composites

Composites are replacing metal in certain applications. What does this mean for machining?
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How To Machine Composites, Part 2: The Cutting Tool, Workholding and Machine Tool

In carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), the material removal mechanism is shattering instead of shearing. This makes it different from other machining applications.
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How To Machine Composites, Part 3 -- Milling Composites

Diamond shines for this shop when it mills composites.
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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.
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How To Machine Composites, Part 5 -- Waterjet Cutting

For trimming composite parts, this shop describes where it uses machining centers and where it uses waterjet.
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Could The Highest Price Cutter Be The Least Expensive?

An evaluation of different cutting tool technologies for machining carbon fiber reinforced plastics
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