etalbond® d3, d2 Machining Fabrication Techniques
Existing machinery and tooling for woodworking and
metal can be used to saw cut etalbond®. A standard
circular saw for aluminium sheets may be applied also for
etalbond® in the same way. A carbide tip blade made for
aluminium and plastic is recommended. The cutting needs
to be done on the reverse side of the panels. Portable
circular saws can be operational on small projects,
provided they are equipped with a system of guides to
ensure the cutting in straight lines.
Milling cutters are cutting tools used in milling machines.
They remove material by their movement within the
machine or directly from the cutter's shape. etalbond® can
be cut to shape applying contour mills which are part of CNC
machining. For etalbond® we recommend adopting a milling
bit with helix flutes (deep helical grooves) running up the
cutter. A state-of-the-art way to cut etalbond® panels in
size is the use of an automated CNC machine.
etalbond® can be cut to shape using jigsaws and more rarely
scroll saws. The most important part of the saw is the blade.
When cutting with jigsaws, we recommend applying saw
blades for wood and plastic material. The higher the number
of teeth, the smoother the finished cut. It is necessary to cut
at the reverse side of the panel.