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Milling AustLon®

AustLon® is easily milled on all conventional machinery using most standard cutters. When selecting cutters an open (large pitch) tooth form is generally preferred as it allows the chips to be cleared more readily. A slot drill works better than an end mill. Simple point cutters also are recommended. Roughing cuts should be used to remove stock, followed by fine cuts to finish the work. The finish of the work will depend on the sharpness of the tools.

Due to the resilient nature of AustLon®, care must be taken not to over tighten the clamps or a machine vice, otherwise the material will distort.