The route to successful composites machining

19 Sep 2017

New CoroMill Plura routers unveiled by Sandvik Coromant offer optimized milling and slotting operations in composite materials such as CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic). Production engineers, machine shop managers and operators will all benefit from the patented geometries provided by the new routers, particularly those in the aerospace industry, where these materials are increasingly prevalent, as well as others in sectors such as automotive, motorsport, wind power, and marine. When milling and slotting composite materials, the new routers are used primarily in full radial engagement and at full depth of cut. In some cases, finishing passes can also be deployed. Helix angles have been carefully designed for ideal sharpness and cutting edge strength, thus ensuring longer tool life and high-quality surface, edge and slot finishes. The range comprises three cutters: the CoroMill Plura compression router, CoroMill Plura low helix router, and CoroMill Plura serrated router. All three CoroMill Plura routers can be used with or without coolant.

 

Sandvik Cormorant | http://www.sandvik.coromant.com

 

 


Volume: 2017 September/October