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.

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DSA

DSA

Material
Titanium

Application
Drilling

Machining airframe skin and rib components in titanium (Ti) alloys cause unique challenges such as build-up edge, short tool life and interruptions in the machining. DIAEDGE DSA drills are a perfect solution to overcome these machining challenges. DIAEDGE 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.

Cutting Range:

  • 130-150 SFM
  • 0.002-0.012 FPR
Milling

AJX

AJX

Material
Titanium

Application
Milling

The DIAEDGE AJX can achieve .138 IPT for the ultimate efficiency in rough milling. All DIAEDGE 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.

Cutting Range:

  • 50-130 SFM
  • .012 FPT

APX

APX

Material
Titanium

Application
Milling

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.

Cutting Range:

  • 100-230 SFM
  • 0.002-0.004 FPT

VQ Series

VQ Series

Material
Titanium

Application
Milling

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.

Cutting Range:

  • 262 SFM
  • .001 FPT

AXD

AXD

Material
Titanium
Aluminum

Application
Milling

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.

Cutting Range:

  • 655-9840 SFM
  • .006-.016 FPT
  • 100-195 SFM
  • .002-.004 FPT

ARP

ARP

Material
Titanium

Application
Milling

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 milling accuracy is especially important when machining titanium (Ti), heat-resistant super alloys (HRSA), and stainless steels (SS) used in the aerospace manufacturing industry.

Cutting Range:

  • 100-180 SFM
  • 0.002-0.006 FPT

WJX

WJX

Material
Titanium

Application
Milling

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.

Cutting Range:

  • 110-200 SFM
  • 0.008-0.060 FPT

iMX

iMX

Material
Titanium
Aluminum

Application
Milling

The DIAEDGE iMX Series is an innovative endmill system and a perfect milling solution for machining aircraft skin and rib components. The DIAEDGE iMX combines the advantages of both solid carbide and indexable endmills, while offering exchangeable heads for hard-to-cut and aluminum (Al) materials. The iMX provides a variety of exchangeable heads to meet different milling applications to extend tool life and improve efficiencies for demanding aerospace manufacturing.

Cutting Range:

  • 200-700 SFM
  • 0.002-0.004 FPT
  • 200-500 SFM
  • 0.002-0.004 FPT