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Chemical Milling of Aluminum

Authored by: Bruce M. Griffin

Encyclopedia of Aluminum and Its Alloys

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781466510807
eBook ISBN: 9781351045636
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Chemical milling involves the development of etchants and masking agents for the manufacture of filter elements for internal combustion engines, cut recesses in bearing journals, creation of printed circuits, manufacture of large structures used in the aerospace industry and many more applications. This article will address: chemical milling process steps, overview of maskants, tooling, area rules, overview of etchants, quality issues, and material selection for tanks and part racking.

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