Sandvik Coromant has developed three new end mill inserts for its CoroMill 316 exchangeable head milling system: a ballnose mill for profile milling, aluminum machining and finishing; a corner radius mill for slot, shoulder, plunge and face milling, as well as ramping and pocketing; and a chamfer mill for chamfer milling and spot drilling.
If aluminum-intensive cars are ever to become more than an occasional curiosity, automakers may have to give up their weld shops.
How carbon fiber is utilized is as different as the vehicles on which it is used. From full carbon tubs to partial panels to welded steel tube sandwich structures, the only limitation is imagination.
The engineers at Zenos Cars have combined recycled carbon fiber, drinking straws and aluminum to create a chassis for a low-volume sports car.