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Machining of non-ferrous metals

Non-ferrous softer metals form the ISO N group. This group includes materials such as aluminum, copper, brass, bronzes and magnesium-based alloys with hardness under 130 HB, except for some high-strength bronzes (>225HB). Aluminum (Al) alloys containing less than 12–13% silicon (Si) represent the largest portion of this group. Low-alloyed aluminums are very sticky while aluminum with a Si-content of >10% is very abrasive.

Machining non-ferrous metal, especially aluminum, produces long chips with a relatively easy chip control when alloyed. Cutting forces, and thus the power required to machine them, are low – and sharp cutting edges can keep them low.

Our non ferrous coating solutions

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Tetrabond™ Plus

Smooth ta-C coatingTetrabond™ Plus is an advanced ta-C coating for machining non-ferrous metals as well as composite and plastic materials. With an sp3 content of 60 – 70%, it reaches a hardness of o…

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Ionbond™ 42

DLC Coating for machining Al alloys and gummy materialsIonbond™ 42 is a Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating that is suited for machining aluminium alloys and other sticky materials such as plastics whe…

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Coating applications

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Milling of aluminum 2024

The challenge is determining the right coating for an OEM customer looking to mill Al 2024 with a 12 mm cemented carbide with minimum quantity lubrication. Rotation speed is 12000 to 20000 turns per …

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Drilling of AlSi12

The problem faced is very abrasive material.

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