Machining and finishing

The machining of a composite material consists of cutting the fibers while avoiding generating defects inherent in this material (superficial burns, delamination, flaking).

However, the term ‘finishing’ of the composite material parts will be preferred to the ‘machining’ one because the operations that are performed will most often be done at the final stage and will be summarized to a cut-to-length, to deburring, drilling or thickness adjustement.

The manufacturing process of composite materials ends up with a final stage called ‘finishing’.

The manufacturing process of composite materials often ends with finishing operations, this is called ‘Finishing’.

Whatever the production mode of a part, the ‘finishing’ stage is the set of operations done before the implementation of the part or proceeding to the next manufacturing step.