Machining / Drilling
Final contour machining might be necessary after the demolding of many composite structures and components. Machining composites, especially carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) material presents many challenges. The material is not homogenous because of the combination of plastic matrix with carbon fiber reinforcement and reacts not so predictably compared to monolithic metallic materials. Some common challenges are splintering/fraying due to high-strength fiber, the plastic matrix is sensitive to heat and can melt or risks of delamination in the structure.
Our experience in designing and manufacturing custom made composite machining equipment will help minimize your risks while getting the performance, efficiency and quality you desire. Composite Alliance Corp will help you define the right technology and tooling for your edge-trimming, drilling and surface finishing applications.