“Critically the pod and rail system, together with the 5 axis head allows us to size the panels using a saw blade rather than just relying on milling. Even though the exterior skin of Coretinium® is steel, all of our machining operations (routing, cutting and boring) are dry, using tungsten tipped Kyocera tooling.”
“As a manufacturer of bulk materials it allows us to offer a tailored blanking service to our customers as well as a sales enabler in educating commercial vehicle builders that Coretinium® is a viable and beneficial alternative to current materials. The other big application is in building cladding, so the flexibility of being able to cut panels to size is a critical part of the adoption process.”
"We’re absolutely delighted with the Rover B and the Biesse team who went that extra mile to ensure we achieved our objectives with this innovative new composite.”
The machine itself is Biesse’s 5-axis Rover B 1667 pod and rail machine. We didn’t want to compromise on the size of the machine as we needed to be able to process 6 metre long panels.