7/27/2018

Controlling Aluminum Machinability

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This article explains some of the advancements that are being made in the design and execution of aluminum bar and blanks to meet shop machining requirements.

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Advancements in engineering aluminum grain structure from heat to heat leads to better, more consistent machinability for this amazing material. It’s true that aluminum is relatively easy to cut; however, for production and precision parts machining, control of surface finish, chip handling and tool life can affect successful processing.

The article “How Metallurgical Structure Affects the Machinability of Aluminum” explains some of the advancements that are being made in the design and execution of aluminum bar and blanks to meet shop machining requirements. Consistent performance from batch to batch is the key to successful aluminum processing.

Consistency starts at the mill with monitoring systems that verify the end product is produced to the specification that was ordered. The aluminum extrusion industry remains committed to supplying machine shop products that feature consistent grain structures, tighter dimensions and higher mechanical properties. Read the article here.


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