Why use CNC Machining for composite components?

Machining is often the most cost effective method of producing plastics components in small to medium batch quantities. 

A wide choice of materials is available and machining offers great flexibility in design, without the heavy tooling costs associated with moulding.

Component dimensions and design can often be easily altered without incurring excessive expense. Resin bonded composites with high quality fibre reinforcements are not suitable for moulding of sophisticated shapes so machining is often the only practical method of producing complex components in these materials.

Experience in machining laminated composites and resin bonded materials

Our technical capability combines high performance up-to-date CNC equipment with an unmatched depth of experience in machining laminated composites and resin bonded materials and other engineering plastics.

Today, Tufnol components are used in a huge range of applications, from oil platforms to super cars, large electrical machines to medical instruments, and for critical parts in many of the world’s best-known aircraft. 

Tufnol holds BSI Quality Registration to ISO 9001:2015 and Aerospace Standard AS 9100 Revision C.

CNC Machining

CNC machining is ideal for medium to high volume production.

CNC machines provide efficient, highly accurate and repeatable results.

Using a full suite of CAD CAM software Tufnol provides tailored machining solutions for its customers.

CNC Milling

Tufnol is renowned for its quality.

CNC milling is one of the most common forms of machining. Using a full suite of CAD CAM software Tufnol created tailored machining solution for its customers.

The demonstration shows the typical route for programming through to finished machine component.


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