machining & installation
CIP Composites are readily machinable by conventional machining techniques. As a general guide they may be treated as they would for soft metals such as aluminum or bronze, but machined (dry) without coolant. CIP materials are non-toxic, although it is advisable to use adequate dust extraction when machining.
For turning, tungsten carbide or diamond tipped tools should be used to obtain a fine finish. High speed steel tools can be used for machining where accuracy below 0.005 in. (0.12 mm) is not required and for small quantity production.
Installation guidelines for your CIP materials