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Cutting Tools for Composites

Machining composites presents unique challenges compared to metals. Reinforcement fibers are abrasive, shortening tool life. The plastic matrix carries away little heat, unlike metal chips, and overheating can melt the matrix. Composites can delaminate, and burrs and fibers show on poorly drilled holes or poorly trimmed edges. Other challenges include machining or drilling laminate stacks […]

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 […]

Latest Posts

New Drill Bit for F-35 Planes has Bonded Home-Grown Diamonds

The F-35 Lightning II airplane is made from composite fiber, which means that when it comes to working on it, regular tools just won’t do. Here’s one of the tools that AMAMCO Tool created to work with some of the world’s most advanced airplanes. Composite carbon fiber is at the foundation of some of aviation’s […]

Tool solutions for machining composites

There is a continuing demand for tool innovations to cut, shape and drill composite material applications in almost every industry sector. Composites, each presenting a unique composition, are rapidly replacing traditional building materials – steel and aluminium in aerospace applications, as well as within marine, building supply and automotive industries. Commercial and military aircraft now […]

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 […]