Improving the Machinability of Aluminum
3E Rapid Prototyping
NOVEMBER 11, 2018
The machine-friendliness of aluminum has made it the number one metal for machining. Its material properties make it easy to mill, drill, cut and punch, while aluminum machined parts can be strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing. All in all, aluminum is the most machinable metal on the market. Despite this, aluminum is far from perfect. While forward extrusion is useful for creating large pieces of aluminum at a fast rate, it has drawbacks.