Cutting mechanism in the milling process of carbon fibre reinforced plastics
Analysis of carbon fibre reinforced plastic milling shows that cutting behaviour and the results achieved are attributed to the properties of the mill and fibre orientation. Slightly less significant are the dependencies on the properties of the matrix or the geometry of the cutting wedge. Models of stress/loading assumed for the machining of carbon fibre reinforced plastic provide the basis for an appropriate process strategy as regards process parameters and tool selection. Observations of the phenomenon of, for example, the surface quality, or an analysis of the removed particles, supports the statements.