Composite and Honeycomb materials
Composite materials and honeycomb structures have opened up indispensable outlets, particularly in the aeronautics and aerospace industries. Having exceptional characteristics, the machining of these materials is difficult and requires adapted tools. Depending on the structure of the composite (laminated, honeycomb, sandwich) and its material (Carbon, Glass fiber, Kevlar, Nomex, Aluminum...), the performance of the cutting tools remains the criterion of choice to avoid any machining defect.
These structures therefore present many constraints for machining such as:
- the heterogeneity of the structure,
- sticking and abrasive tool wear,
- the risk of delamination or tearing.
These constraints put a strain on the cutting tools. Achieving performance in the machining of composite materials therefore depends on the choice of essential factors:
- the cutting geometry,
- the material of the tool
- the combination of adapted tools
evatec-tools is a leading French player in the manufacture of tools dedicated to the machining of composite materials. The total mastery of the tungsten carbide manufacturing chain as well as the know-how in 5-axis sharpening give the group the possibility to create and manufacture an innovative range of tools bringing substantial gains to the machinists.