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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