Bonded Panel Machining

Bonded Composite Panels

On many occasions, our customers have asked MachineTek to become involved in the precision machining of bonded composite panels. Whether the core material is honeycomb or foam and with skin materials of aluminum, carbon fiber, or other specialized materials, MachineTek can edge trim, undercut, and create thru holes or recessed cutouts in these bonded panels.

This service sometimes involves a multi-stage process, whereby MachineTek profiles one side of the core, ships the partially-profiled core to our customer for single-skin bonding, then profiles the second side of the core while bonded to the single-side skin, often holding the partially-bonded component with vacuum fixtures.