Super Drills

More sophisticated drills enable shops to tackle superalloys with ease No one can put as fine a point on how complex drilling has become during the past few decades than a veteran machinist like Peter Diamantis. Diamantis recalled that when he started out 30 years ago drills held a status in the tooling hierarchy not […]

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 […]

The Composite Cutting Tool Challenge

The largest aircraft manufacturer in the world, an emerging fabricator, and a family-operated machine shop all have one thing in common, they must carefully choose the best cutting tool for their next job. Increasingly, those jobs involve work on composites, complex man-made materials that typically combine carbon fibers and diverse lightweight materials to produce maximum […]

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 […]

AMAMCO Diamond Coated Carbide Composite Drill vs. PCD

Machine Tools Process Change Nets 450 Percent More Holes Drilled Per Bit Life Cycle When faced with a tooling change, testing at Lockheed revealed that precise cutting edge geometries allowed operators to greatly reduce span time and increased feed rates. The resulting tool and process change netted a 450 percent increase in the number of […]

Custom Connection

Compression router trimming edge of composite panel Custom Metal Cutting Tools Tackle Complex Aerospace Applications As machined parts become more complex, require tighter tolerances and have higher value, the metal cutting tools and processes to make them must become more sophisticated. Aerospace components are a good example. Requirements for reliability, efficiency and performance drive aerospace […]