AMAMCO Tool

AMAMCO Tool

AMAMCO Tool has built a legacy as a custom solutions provider for more than four decades. A privately held manufacturer of machining tools, AMAMCO has expertise in cutting tools for composite materials that are uniquely specified by aerospace, automotive, marine and other industries. It serves both private and public customers, as well as Department of […]

Process Solutions

Custom Tool Solution Helps Launch Satellite Program

Faced with aggressive deadlines to deliver specialized satellite parts, San Diego’s Vanguard Composites Group started a search. They needed to reduce the time required to machine thick composite sandwich panels before assembly. The large flat panels, made in a variety of measured thicknesses, serve as support structures for satellite antenna reflectors. Vanguard is one of […]

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Composites Machining for the Lockheed Martin F-35

How can precision machining be made less expensive? That question—in one form or another—occupies much of the attention of various Lockheed Martin engineers. If the same kind of precision five-axis milling used in the F-35 skin parts could be applied cost-effectively throughout the plane, the result would be higher-performance aircraft that are far less expensive […]

Custom Tools Achieve F-35 Stealth Characteristics While Lowering Assembly and Operating Cost

Manufacture of the stealthy Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II has two important precision machining activities: (1) edge routing of the wing skins and forward fuselage panels and (2) drilling of holes in the machined parts to assemble the wings and forward fuselage. All external structural surfaces are made of carbon-epoxy (one of many CFRPs) with […]

Tool Type and Geometries

Hole ambitions? Optimize! Customize!

Matching the drill tool to the job can save thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars. For six decades, “you get what you pay for” has been the marketing mantra for manufacturers and suppliers of composite products who argue that, despite their historically high initial cost, composites are the superior product in terms of overall […]