Aluminium

Aluminium is light, resistant to corrosion, an excellent conductor and easy to weld.  This material is therefore extremely versatile and its applications are not limited to aeroplane construction or the automotive industry.

  • Aluminium in general

    Milling aluminium

    Aluminium is a material for lightweight construction that is nowadays used in nearly all areas of life. A great number of different alloys are now available – ranging from very soft to high-strength ones, as used in automotive or aeroplane construction. Strength values as well as other properties of aluminium can be most flexibly altered by alloying.

    • Machining pure aluminium and soft aluminium alloys

      Milling cutters and drills equipped with different coatings are suitable for the machining of aluminium. Pure aluminium can be perfectly machined with single flute tools from the Sharp-Line.

      We recommend our Universal-Line or Sharp-Line tools for the machining of soft aluminium alloys.  Here it mostly comes down to the quality of cut surfaces and the absence of burrs.

      Edge geometries in the Sharp-Line and Universal-Line by HUFSCHMIED offer a long service life with top surface qualities and without the development of burrs.

    • Machining medium-strength aluminium alloys

      For the processing of medium-strength aluminium material, we recommend the use of our Proto-Line tools with two or three cutting blades.  These tools come with polished cutting blades and thus offer the very best in removal rate, tool life and feed rate.

    • Machining hard aluminium alloys

      Due to their PVD-coating or mono-crystalline diamond coating, HUFSCHMIED tools can be adapted to the respective requirement profile.  This achieves a maximum of cost efficiency when milling aluminium.  In order to process these materials at extremely high rotational speeds, we recommend HC 402 radius cutters and HC 402 torus cutters, both especially developed for this task.

    • Friction Stir Welding with Hufschmied-FSW-Pins

      Compared to steel pins, SC pins can achieve thinner welding sems due to their superior L/D ratio.

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  • Aluminium dibond

    Milling aluminium dibond

    Laminates made from aluminium and polymers are particularly favoured in the advertising industry, trade fair construction and enclosure construction.  Due to their polymer core, these materials are exceptionally light and can be processed very easily in the form of sheet materials.  Engraving and lettering can be applied to the aluminium of the upper and lower surfaces so that it produces a metallic shine.  This makes the material also suited to signage designs.  Aluminium dibond can be bent easily by grooving, so that almost any three-dimensional structure can be achieved.

    • Polished cutting blades for burr-free machining without gumming up

      Due to their polished cutting blades, Universal-Line tools from HUFSCHMIED have the advantage that the chip volume generated can be removed without any gumming up. The processed surfaces are burr-free and meet even high quality requirements.  We are happy to advise you about the groove-processing of aluminium dibond materials and with the configuration of the necessary tools.

      Single-blade tools from the Universal-Line and KD polymer drills are particularly suited to aluminium and polyamide combi-materials.

  • Milling extruded aluminium

    Milling extruded aluminium

    Extruded aluminium profiles now appear in a wide variety of sectors.  Their application ranges from window frame profiles to structural interior walls and applications in the automotive industry.

    The machining of extruded aluminium generally relies on the absence of burrs and a good surface quality of the machined edges.  Furthermore, during the milling of this material, stresses within the material can frequently be released and feed back into the tool.

    • Special substrate material for optimal force transmission

      Shank- and torus cutters of the CA402 series are configured in such a way that they can effortlessly meet the requirements for component quality in extruded aluminium profiles.  They absorb feed-back forces within their specially developed substrate material and thus prevents blade edge damage, not to mention tool breakage.

      For exterior-facing aluminium profiles, as found in the construction of vehicles or window frames, we recommend single-blade milling cutters from our Universal-Line and milling cutters from series CA402. Their special blade geometry and their construction in a particular hard metal substrate allow them also to be used in robotic machining centres.

Technical consulting for the processing of aluminium

Increase your productivity when milling and drilling aluminium

In order to increase the productivity of your company, we can support you with technical advice about the machining of aluminium. We analyse the requirements of your company and develop customised technical solutions for you.  With our expertise and the technical options we have at our disposal at the HUFSCHMIED engineering centre, we can optimise your production processes.

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