The new high-performance 239 series of diamond grind composites routers from M.A. Ford Europe is being launched at EMO Hannover 2017 under license to Boeing US Patent 7,090,442. As is explained, M.A. Ford has an agreement with the aircraft manufacturer that includes license rights to use its patents and proprietary data. Designed specifically for the high-performance machining of composite materials in the aerospace, automotive and other advanced manufacturing industries, the new series uses specially designed rake angles and flute structures to reduce cutting forces, increase routing rates and remove risks of delamination or flaking. Available in diameters from 3.0 mm to 12.0 mm, the routers use the company's Black Diamond Gemx diamond coating on an application-specific solid carbide substrate to give maximum tool life on composites, including low-plastic-content CFRP and GRP materials. The tools are also available as an uncoated option.
Powerful diamond grind router for composite materials
A new tool series from M.A. Ford Europe has been specially developed for machining composite materials used in the aerospace, automotive and other advanced manufacturing industries.