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Grinding composite plate

Grinding composite plate

Grinding composite plate

Dear experts,

We are looking for a supplier that could grind a composite plate (epoxy resin matrix reinforced with glass roving fabric). Plates would be about 2200x1300mm.
Any hints?

Thank you in advance

RE: Grinding composite plate

Cast the plate on float glass.
Remove the glass.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Grinding composite plate

Mike makes a good suggestion. If the plate is already made and must be ground (I assume flat), then anyone with a large enough surface grinder can do it. A machine that will do metal will work fine on fiberglass. Finding someone to work with carbon fiber is much more difficult as carbon is very corrosive to steel in a wet environment.

RE: Grinding composite plate

Thank you both for your interest in this topic.
Not sure I fully understant Mike's suggestion. Do you have some place I can get more info on the process?
Plates are already made. I do know that is feasible to grinder them, as we used to do it in-house. But we struggle to find someone outside

RE: Grinding composite plate

Make dam sure that the fluids used are compatible with the materials involve. Depending on the end use of material to be ground.

Over the years I have been bitten by changing the dialectic of the material, incompatible residues left on the surfaces, moisture up take in the material etc. etc. You need to understand what the intended end use is and what both the expressed and inferred specifications are..

Good luck -- the devil is often in the details

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