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Dust-protecting Tools Clean Up Composite Machining

Suhner offers an efficient drilling and tapping solution for composite and 3D printed products.

Stephen Moore

September 24, 2020

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Composite machining
Image: Suhner

Suhner Industrial Products Corp. (Rome, Georgia) is introducing machining units with special guards that protect mechanical and electrical components against contamination from fiberglass dust and fibers, as well as dust from composite and 3D printed products.  Suhner offers automated drilling, boring, tapping, threading and other tools for high-production environments on these products throughout North America.

Dust-protected drilling of composites guarantees maximum uptime. Image: Suhner

When drilling high quality holes into sheet metal composites and material stacks of resin bonded fibers or 3D printed polymer substrates, for example, these dust-protected machining units are reportedly an ideal solution. They are universal and can be positioned anywhere alongside the workpiece for precision, automated machining.

Regardless of the complexity of the workpiece or the number of operations that need to be performed, all machining units work at the same time and only the longest operation defines the total cycle time, when the units are used in multiple setups.

Any number of Suhner machining units can be applied from different directions and perform all necessary operations simultaneously. Additionally, more operations in a smaller footprint lead to greater time savings, while standard and customized solutions are offered through an optimized modular component system. The robust machining units have applications in the automotive, recreational vehicle, building, appliance, aerospace and electrical industries.




About the Author(s)

Stephen Moore

Stephen has been with PlasticsToday and its preceding publications Modern Plastics and Injection Molding since 1992, throughout this time based in the Asia Pacific region, including stints in Japan, Australia, and his current location Singapore. His current beat focuses on automotive. Stephen is an avid folding bicycle rider, often taking his bike on overseas business trips, and is a proud dachshund owner.

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