Skip to Main Content
ASM Handbook

Composites

Edited by
Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
Search for other works by this author on:
Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Hole Drilling in Polymer-Matrix Composites

By
Michael J. Paleen
Michael J. Paleen
The Boeing Company
,
St. Louis
Search for other works by this author on:
Jeffrey J. Kilwin
Jeffrey J. Kilwin
The Boeing Company
,
St. Louis
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
2001
Page range:
646 - 650
Publication history
November 01, 2001

Abstract

Good hole-drilling processes are key to joining composite parts with other composite parts or with metal parts. This article discusses the considerations for drilling polymer-matrix composites. It describes the use of power-feed drill motors and automated drilling/fastener installation equipment. The article provides a discussion on reaming, countersinking, and three recommended choices of cutting tools for producing a countersink in carbon/epoxy structure. The cutting tools include: standard carbide insert cutters, solid carbide cutters, or polycrystalline diamond (PCD) insert cutters. The article concludes with a discussion on inspection of hole quality.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

Michael J. Paleen, Jeffrey J. Kilwin, 2001. "Hole Drilling in Polymer-Matrix Composites", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

Download citation file:


×
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal