63-606, 63-618 and 63-630 Aluminum tool
63-606, 63-618 and 63-630
CNC Routing of .25" Aluminum Blast Plates
Window and Doors Manufacturer
Aerospace manufacturers and Job Shops using flatbed routers to cut Aluminum plates
The part most impacted is a flat plate part previously cut on a laser.
5052 T3 Aluminum
Komo CNC Router
63-606, 63-618 and 63-630 SC SE Upcut Spiral Aluminum tools
Customer used a Laser cutting machine and wanted to change to a rougher which has a faster output due to a higher feed rate.
The use of a CNC router will speed up the production of an aluminum blast plate used in US Army vehicles previously cut on a laser. Eliminate bottle-necks in the process due to slow feed rates.
Switching to Routing verses the laser increase feed rates significantly. Also the smaller holes and slots are cleaner and come off the router virtually burr free.
V1 (RPM) = 0
F1 (Feedrate) = 30 ipm
fz (Chip load) = NA
V2 (RPM) = 18,000 rpm
F2 (Feedrate) = 180 ipm
fz (Chip load) = .010"
They now have a high output cell to produce complete-off-the-machine parts. Eliminates hand worked secondary processes which put the parts at risk. This has allowed them to quote on more work since they have cleared the bottle-neck in the process.
All CNC operations cutting aluminum plate .250" thick or less.