Carbon fiber is the most common material in composites. Widely used in aerospace, shipbuilding, vehicle manufacturing and other industries. An important process in the carbon fiber production process is cutting. For some friends who are new to the industry, cutting is not a problem. It is obvious that during the development and production of carbon fiber cutting machines, we have conducted in-depth research on the cutting process of carbon fiber. How to achieve more perfect cutting of composite materials such as carbon fiber?
We recommend using a CNC vibrating knife carbon fiber composite material cutting machine to cut materials. What are the advantages of using a vibrating knife to cut carbon fiber? Let’s go ahead and take a look！
Using an oscillating knife cutting machine to process carbon fiber composites offers several advantages that address the limitations of traditional methods such as die cutting and CO2 laser cutting. Here are some of the main advantages:
precision and accuracy
Oscillating knife technology enables extremely precise cuts, even of complex patterns and shapes.
Versatility and flexibility
Easily adapts to design changes without the need for new molds or setups Ability to cut a variety of thicknesses and types of carbon fiber composites.
Consumes less energy compared to laser cutting, resulting in lower operating costs
The heat-free zone cutting process does not generate heat, thereby avoiding material deformation and performance changes.
Improve edge quality
Produces clean, sealed edges that typically require no additional finishing, saving time and resources
Reduce material waste
Advanced nesting software ensures optimal material utilization and reduces waste.
Safety and environmental protection
No toxic fumes are emitted during the cutting process, making it safer and more environmentally friendly.
Reduce setup and operating costs
No expensive molds or laser components required. Maintenance costs are lower compared to traditional methods.
Oscillating knife cutters, especially those equipped with high-quality components and advanced control systems, offer a compelling alternative for cutting carbon fiber composites, delivering a balanced combination of precision, efficiency and versatility.
Recommended models for carbon fiber cutting:
The AOL 1625 Series provides advanced solutions for cutting carbon fiber and composite materials. Here are some of its key features:
Large working area
The effective processing area of the machine is 2500mm x 1600mm.
The rolling platform and automatic feeding system are designed to eliminate the need for manual handling, thus improving work efficiency.
Cutting widths can be customized to meet specific project requirements.
Vacuum adsorption system
The machine uses a vacuum suction system, making it easier to cut smaller samples.
Material cutting versatility
Capable of cutting a variety of composite materials, including prepreg, unsaturated polyester, epoxy, phenolic, vinylester, fiberglass, carbon fiber, felt sand fabric, acrylic sheets, thick foam, asbestos pads and coil feet.
Suitable for a variety of industries including aerospace, defence, armor, transportation and infrastructure.
Complete carbon fiber automatic cutting in 5 steps：
Design input: Users input design files into the machine’s software, selecting the desired size and shape of the carbon fiber material.
Tool selection: The software automatically selects the vibrating knife most suitable for cutting carbon fiber to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
Material placement: Users place carbon fiber sheets on a vacuum table, which holds the material securely in place during the cutting process.
Cutting process: After confirming the settings, the machine starts the cutting operation. The vibrating knife moves quickly and accurately to cut the workpiece according to the designed path.
Final inspection: After cutting, the machine automatically stops so that the user can remove and inspect the cut piece. Thanks to high-frequency oscillation technology, the edges are smooth and the dimensions are precise.
In just these 5 steps, the AOL vibrating knife cutting machine can achieve an efficient solution for cutting carbon fiber composite materials quickly and accurately.
AOL intelligent blade cutting machine has high precision and high efficiency. Our professional after-sales service can provide automatic cutting solutions for various industries.
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