Performing drilling and milling operations in composite fiberglass and carbon fiber parts can be challenging.
There can be problems with holes that have remaining fibers, surface flaking, and burrs, among other things. The equipment and tooling that are used play a big part in the success and failure of the project. Operator methodology also plays and important role.
Carbon Fiber and Fiberglass continue to grow in popularity not only in aircraft but also in Automotive. Firms have had success drilling with these materials, but the tools are very expensive. In this video, we chronicle Greene Tool System’s product development of a new cutting tool that will effectively drill carbon fiber and fiberglass for a fraction of the cost.