Aircraft frames are composed of lightweight materials to enable longer flight durations. These lightweight materials include aluminum (Al)
and composites that can cause challenges in airframe machining processes. DIAEDGE Cutting Tools are designed to maximize
your manufacturing uptime and guarantee long-lasting performance.
AIRCRAFT SKIN & RIBS
Due to their increased strength, composite materials are a common choice when machining aircraft skin and rib components. DIAEDGE Cutting Tools meet the complex needs associated with the milling and drilling of stacked materials such as Aluminum (Al) or titanium (Ti) alloys because they are specially designed to avoid breakout, delamination, fiber tear out, and the melting of the matrix material.
Machining airframe skin and rib components in titanium (Ti) alloys cause unique challenges. DSA drills are a perfect solution. DSA's TRI-Coolant Technology® with enhanced hole geometry increases coolant flow, which reduces cutting heat to prevent build-up edges and protect the sharpness of cutting edge, improving
machine production and cycle time.
SFM 130-150 FPR .002-0.012
DIAEDGE MMS Drilling Series is ideal for aerospace skin and rib drilling applications in hard-to-machine materials, such as stainless steel (SS).Innovative TRI-Cooling Technology® , delivers a more precise method of coolant delivery for reliable chip evacuation, lower cutting edge temperature and extended tool life.
SFM 98-328 IPR 0.003-0.011
DIAEDGE MNS cutting tool drills are a perfect choice
for machining aircraft skin and ribs in aluminum (Al).
The MSN drill offers four coolant holes for increased coolant and chip flow, and sharp edges with polished
flutes designed for high-efficiency drilling to
decrease cycle time.
SFM 310-980 FPR 0.008-0.039
DIAEDGE MC Composites Drills an ideal solution for machining airframe multi-layer material components.
The unique flute design option prevents the aluminum chips from damaging the finish of the CFRP sections during multi-material layer machining. This reduces the gap in hole size between the aluminum (Al) and CFRP section to increase machining productivity.
SFM 330 FPR 0.002-0.005
The DIAEDGE AJX can achieve .138 IPT
for the ultimate efficiency in rough milling.
All AJX bodies have coolant through the
body and highly rigid clamping for stable
and reliable cutting, which is great for constructing an airplane airframe's
titanium (Ti) components.
SFM 50-130 FPT .012
Designed of high positive geometry, DIAEDGE's
APX multi-functional cutter has coolant through the body with deep pocketing capabilities, leaving a
great finish for titanium (Ti) parts related to an airplane's airframe, as well as other components
in aerospace manufacturing.
SFM 100-230 FPT 0.002-0.004
The DIAEDGE VQ Series is an excellent choice when dealing with machining vibration in titanium (Ti) materials for aircraft skin and rib components. The VQ irregular helix flutes geometry is designed to prevent machining vibration through varying depths of cut for low resistance and a smooth chip evacuation for a precise part every time.
SFM 262 FPT 0.001
The AXD Series from DIAEDGE achieves low cutting resistance without lowering the insert edge strength due to a helical flank and optimized relief angle. Additionally, the convex cutting edge allows good chip removal, resulting in high-speed and high-efficiency machining for airframe components in aerospace manufacturing.
SFM 655-9840 FPT .006-.016
SFM 100-195 FPT .002-.004
DIAEDGE's ARP Series has the highest level of
run-out accuracy among indexable insert screw-on type tools, which helps increase tool life by spreading the cutting load evenly across all inserts. This accuracy is important when machining titanium (Ti), heat-resistant super alloys (HRSA), and stainless steels (SS) used in the aerospace industry.
SFM 100-180 FPT 0.002-0.006
The DIAEDGE WJX is an economical solution to high-feed milling in titanium (Ti) alloy. DIAEDGE's WJX offers six cutting edges and IPT up to .080, roughing out to save time and money when machining aircraft skins and rib components.
SFM 110-200 FPT 0.008-0.060
The DIAEDGE iMX Series is an innovative endmill system perfect for machining aircraft skin and rib components. Combines the advantages of both solid carbide and indexable endmills. Exchangeable heads for
hard-to-cut and aluminum (Al) materials. A variety
of exchangeable heads for different milling
applications for demanding aerospace manufacturing.
SFM 200-700 FPT 0.002-0.004
SFM 200-500 FPT 0.002-0.004
DIAEDGE DFC Endmills are ideal solutions for
machining aircraft skin and rib components in CFRP composite materials. The DIAEDGE DFC's uniquely designed CVD diamond coating technology reduces
burrs and delamination to support longer tool life
and optimize high-quality machining processes.
SFM 660 FPT .001