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ASM Handbook

Machining

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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ASM International
Volume
16
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-188-7
Publication date:
1989
Book Chapter

Chemical Milling

By
Eugene M. Langworthy
Eugene M. Langworthy
Aerochem, Inc.
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Published:
1989
Page range:
579 - 586

Abstract

This article discusses the principal process steps, specifications, defects, applications, advantages, and disadvantages of chemical milling (CM) in aerospace industries. The process steps include precleaning, masking, scribing, etching, final cleaning, stripping, and mechanical finishing. The article describes the variables that affect undercut and surface finish obtained by CM. The mechanical properties of chemically milled parts are also discussed.

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Eugene M. Langworthy, 1989. "Chemical Milling", Machining, ASM Handbook Committee

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