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Cutting Systems Designed for Flexibility and Accuracy with Challenging Composites

As new applications for composites have emerged, Eastman has worked in tandem with industry engineers to develop and enhance our cutting products, capabilities and technical support. Eastman offers the widest variety of composites cutting solutions, both manually-operated and automatic cutting systems for materials like glass fiber, aramid and carbon fiber in both dry and pre-preg form. These materials are commonly used in aerospace & defense, wind energy, automotive, sporting goods, civil engineering, pipe & tank, electronics & electricals, marine, and other advanced material applications.

 

Composites Specific Capabilities for R&D and Production

  • Flexibility - to handle the widest range of materials
  • Fast and Easy Set-up for experimentation, concept testing or full-production runs
  • Quality - for cut accuracy and edge quality
  • Operating Performance
    • Dependable, reliable mechanical systems, electronics, and software
    • Solid operating performance to prevent down-time

 

Eastman Machines for Cutting Composites

Please contact us directly with any questions or to discuss your unique application requirements. Eastman systems are suitable for cutting composites in both dry and pre-preg form - with or without peel ply. Our team of applications specialists have significant experience with R&D and production cutting of (but not limited to):

  • Unidirectional continuous strand roving
  • Bidirectional (woven roving, woven fabrics, continuous strand reinforcement)
  • Multidirectional (chopped strands, continuous, chopped strand mat, tri-axial, multiaxial)
  • Nonwoven core materials
  • Aramid (Kevlar®)
  • Fibre-reinforced plastic / FRP (Fiberglass)
  • E-Glass, S-Glass
  • Carbon Fibre (CF)
  • Carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) / impregnated with epoxy resin
  • Carbon- Glass and Carbon- Aramid Hybrid fabrics
  • Dyneema®
  • Spectra Shield®, Gold Shield®
  • Graphite
  • Polyethylene Thermoplastics (P-tex)
  • Nomex® flame-resistant meta-aramids
  • Nylon
  • Adhesives
  • Quartz Pre-Preg
  • Breather Material
  • PTFE Film

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Experienced Composites Cutting Technical Support

Eastman works with thousands of international composite facilities on a yearly basis. Contact us for more information, or to discuss your unique requirements!

  • Machine configurations, options and features for your unique application
  • Suggestions for machine setup and operational use for new materials
  • Assist in resolving challenging cutting problems

 


Kevlar® and Nomex® are registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® are registered trademarks of Honeywell.
Dyneema®, Dyneema® The World's Strongest Fiber™ and Dyneema Purity® are trademarks of Royal DSM