Paper And Fabric Grades
Standard tools may be used at speeds and feeds similar to those for bronze and soft steel. It may prove more economical in spite of higher material cost to use carbide or diamond tipped tools. For most milling operations, the cutting angle of the mill will give better results if ground with a slight rake.
Glass Based Grades
Glass base laminates can be milled on any conventional metal-working milling machine. Carbide or diamond tipped tools should be used. Climb or down milling should be practiced, as up milling will tend to delaminate the material.
These suggestions reflect our experience and the experience of our customers. This is not a users manual or fabrication guide. Further, results differ based on many factors, including quality, composition and suitability of raw materials, tools and fabrication processes, and the skill of fabricators. Atlas Fibre Company does not guarantee or warrantee fabrication results on any of our materials.