Aluminium and soft metals are ideal for crafting beautiful and complex products through CNC machining.
CNC Tooling for Metals
Lightweight, strong and infinitely useful, aluminium is a common sight in a range of industries. Prototyping, sign makers and panel producers often work with aluminium, but it’s also increasingly popular in detail and design work in industries like shopfitting, sign making and cabinet making. With the right CNC tools, aluminium becomes a versatile construction material that can add value to projects of all shapes and sizes.
Whether you’re making one-off products or crafting details for a bespoke kitchen, our range of soft metal CNC tools can produce finer results and higher quality products. As soft materials, aluminium and ACP are compatible with most 3 axis and 5 axis CNC machines, often without the need for water-based coolant systems. The correct tools with solid carbide cutters and diamond-like coatings result in longer tool life, better heat resistance and higher quality finishes, even without specialty CNC equipment.
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Aluminium Sheet and Aluminium Composite Panel
Aluminium Sheet and ACP are common materials used in cladding, panelling or signage. For routing, grooving, and sawing these materials, we need to be wary of chips welding themselves to the cutting edge. Polished flutes and specialty coatings reduce the surface friction of the tool and prevent this from happening.
For routing, grooving, and sawing aluminium, we need to be wary of chips welding themselves to the cutting edge. In the case of routing aluminium or PVC extrusions, you often need to plunge through layers of aluminium and work at great depths, we have tools with specific plunging tips and extended bodies to assist with this type of work.
Brass, Copper and Other soft metals
Different types and grades of soft metals have different mechanical properties which impact they way they are machined. Given the MSDS of the material and machining specifications, we can specify a tool geometry and working parameters that will work best for your application.
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