Unmanned Vehicle Bonded Carbon Fiber Wing Machining
Mr. Peter Bowman is in charge of part fabrication at a successful manufacturer of aerospace components, Flying S Inc, located in Palestine, Illinois. Flying S Inc was founded by Mr. David Shaw with the motto: “Designing Elegant Solutions for Aerospace Problems”. A selection of Flying S Inc’s products are pictured below:
Mr. Bowman encounters a machining problem:
Mr. Bowman states: “We came across a project that required us to cut carbon fiber that had been bonded to a proprietary, hardened material. Cutting this bonded carbon fiber part was difficult because we have to use a .0625 end mill in a way that didn’t create burrs and could be done at production speeds.”
“While making test cuts, we found that our fastest spindle at the time was destroying the part during the cutting process! Bottom line: We couldn’t make the parts!”, says Mr. Bowman.
“Flying S was looking for an economical solution that could turn a 1/16″ or less diameter end mill at the speeds we needed for this particular application. We also needed to retain the ability to tool change on our carbon-cutting CNC for the other parts that we’re trimming in production.”
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