Author Archives: Eleanor

The search for breakthrough innovations

Composite wheel

For many years now, composites have proven their value compared to traditional material. Despite the obvious benefits, most industries haven’t embraced the material in as large of volumes as they would like, though, due to the high costs. The potential for the composite industry is huge, though, and the push for cost efficiency leads to…

New brazed PCD end mills for composites, CFRP

All carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) components need to be trimmed to the right shape. The new brazed polycrystalline diamond (PCD) end mills with diamond tips for edging in CFRP will make trimming easier. The CoroMill Plura PCD end mills complement the drilling offer and provide an important piece to a complete offer for CFRP…

Leif Dahl rounds out our new roster of Composite Blog team members

The final addition to our fresh crop of composites blog contributors, we welcome Leif Dahl! He is responsible for the Sandvik Coromant research and development (R&D) work in super-hard materials and brazing. “The growing market and variety of composite materials pushes the R&D of brazed PCD tools. Advanced characterization instruments such as X-Ray Computer Tomography,…

Welcome to the team, Tony

Toshikazu Kawamukai is based in Japan, and has been responsible for the aerospace segment and application development at Sandvik Coromant for more than a decade. We welcome Toshikazu, or Tony as he is called by his colleagues, to further strengthen the composite blog team. “We have met our Japanese aerospace customers’ demands for many years….

Vein technology

We recently welcomed Aaron Howcroft from Precorp to the expert team on the blog. Vein technology is one of Precorp’s premier technologies, and we asked Aaron to tell us a bit more about it. What is polycrystalline diamond (PCD )vein technology? It is the method and ability to make uniquely shaped diamond edges as an…

Come visit us at JEC Europe, March 11-13

The world’s largest composites event – JEC Europe in Paris – is quickly approaching. An international team of aerospace and composite specialists from Sandvik Coromant and Precorp will be present on our Smart Hub Q42, located in Pavilion 7.3. The brand new CoroMill Plura brazed PCD endmill, designed for edging CFRP components, will be in…

Composite Machining roster continues to grow – welcome Aaron Howcroft

On the heels of welcoming Linn Win aboard our team of expert composite contributors at Composite Machining.org, we welcome Aaron Howcroft, global composite product manager, Precorp to the roster! Aaron has many years of experience working with aerospace composites. He is situated in the U.S. at the Precorp facility in Utah, working closely to the rest of…

Exhibitions of importance – looking for your feedback

Another exciting composite year is here, with a number of exhibitions and events coming up. We want to make sure that we cover the events that are of most interest for you in this blog. Give us a minute of your time to fill in the poll to the right, to make sure that we…

Can composite tubes cure aching elbows?

Most of us wander through life and accept that things don’t always work the way we want them to. Others just don’t accept those failures. They make the world a bit better for the rest of us. One such person is Dr. Gunnar Winroth in Skellefteå, northern Sweden. All his life, he has improved and…

Beyond the glass transition temperature…

In May, we presented Engineering Doctorate Julian Merino Perez’s work on Taylor curves here in the blog. We recently asked for an update on his findings from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield. How does short exposure to high temperatures affect the bore hole? When machining carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites, especially when…