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Any suggestions on getting a clean cut in Alupanel or DiBond, the plastic panels with Aluminum skins?

  • With an Onsrud 61-081 (1/4 CED, 3/8 CEL, straight edge O-flute) at 14 000 RPM and 2"/sec. with 1/8 stepdown (through cut) and ramping into the cut, the aluminum cuts beautifully. Climb cutting seems to leave the cut on the plastic core cleaner than Conventional cutting.


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(Conventional cut on top, Climb cut on Bottom)


  • Try a single spiral O flute to get the results you are after (or v-bit for mitering corners to brake up a 90°). Don't go too slow as this generates heat and the Aluminum can pop off of the plastic from the heat. Efficient vacuum is a must for clean cutting.
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