Security First – Usage Security
Carbon Fiber dust can cause itching, or you will have problem breathing if you inhale it. Carbon fiber dust can trigger asthma easily. Proper Safety Measures will prevent this from happening:
- Long sleeves or a Tyvek paint fit
- Gloves, nitrile is okay. However, leather or mechanic gloves are much better when utilizing or cutting power tools
- Dust mask or respirator
- Excellent ventilation, rigging a store vac or using a downdraft table to gather the dust is much better
- Eye defense, mainly when using power tools
Investing a little time in advance for excellent preparation is a fundamental part of producing quality work, and it will save time and disappointment later on. Follow these excellent tips to prepare for the cutting procedure:
- Measuring tape, keep in mind to measure two times and cut once!
- Masking will help you to make detailing cuts which will allow you to make more accurate marks.
- Marking tool, a metal silver Sharpie works excellent on the carbon fiber. You can also use a pen or pencil on top of the masking tape.
- The backing product assists in minimizing blow-out and splintering. You can use wood or thick foam insulation to secure your carbon fiber sheet to.
Method #1 – Rotary Tool
If you have a rotary cutting toolkit such as a Dremel, this is a terrific starting point for cutting carbon fiber. Get a Diamond Coated Cutting Wheel which is used for cutting tile and use this only if you have a lot of cutting to do. Get an Aluminum Oxide Grinding Bit, or you can also use a Rotary Sanding bit for more complex shapes. Both of these kits will be available in your Dremel tool kit.
Method #2 – Angle Grinder
An advanced approach for the rotary cutting tool is an angle grinder. It can make simple work of cutting straight lines in carbon fiber. An elemental metal cutting abrasive wheel is the tool of option for this type of cutting.
Finishing Cut Edges
After a part has actually been cut, we advise using a sanding block or hand tools to correct the alignment of out and clean up your edges. We use a range of various sanding blocks and hand tools to assist with whatever from long straight edges to intricate cuts, corners or holes. As soon as your cut edge has actually been appropriately sanded or submitted, you can secure the sides of your part by just blending a little batch of resin and thoroughly using it to the cut edge.
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