Soccer Ball Shape Created in Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) Using Amana Tool® CNC Router Bits

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  1. The methods illustrated here are only intended for use with a CNC machine.
  2. Make certain that the workpiece is secured and that all components of the fixture are securely fastened to the table.
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Watch as we create our Soccer Ball shaped Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) project using Amana Tool® industrial saw blade and CNC router bits in 1/8” thick ACM.

Step 1.
We trim the ACM panel using Amana Tool #510801C, carbide tipped 10” x 80 teeth ElectroBlu™ coated, non-ferrous metal cutting saw blade. Just a four cuts are needed to create the basic rectangle shape required.

Step 2.
Amana Tool's 30° V-Tip insert solid carbide knife #RCK-362 (mounted into #RC-1075 1/4” shank tool body) engraves the soccer patterns and “USA” letters into the ACM. We are engraving only 0.01” down to remove the red, pre-finished coating to reveal the aluminum beneath the surface.

Step 3.
The ACM is flipped over to the other side. Amana Tool’s 90° V-Groove ACM double edge folding carbide tipped router bit #45792 routes V-shaped grooves in the ACM. Pentagon and hexagon shapes are cut adjoining to each other to form the soccer ball pattern.

Step 4.
Amana Tool’s solid carbide spiral 'O' flute 1/16" Dia. aluminum cutting CNC router bit with mirror-finish #51470 cuts the pattern from the ACM.

Step 5.
Assembly: We fold the remaining material by hand.

Feed, Speed & Step Down Technical Information:

30° V-Tip CNC Engraving Insert Solid Carbide Knife #RCK-362, Mounted to #RC-1075 In-Groove™ Tool Body
Feed Rate (IPM): 160"
Speed (RPM): 10,000
Chip Load Per Tooth: 0.016"
Step Down: 0.01”

90° V-Groove ACM Double Edge Folding Carbide Tipped Router Bit #45792
Feed Rate (IPM): 120"
Speed (RPM): 18,000
Chip Load Per Tooth: 0.0035"
Step Down Per Pass: 0.1”

1/16" Dia. Solid Carbide Spiral 'O' Flute Aluminum Cutting Router Bit with Mirror Finish #51470
Feed Rate (IPM): 50"
Speed (RPM): 18,000
Chip Load Per Tooth: 0.003"
Step Down Per Pass: 0.125”

Team USA Soccer Ball Created in Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) with Amana Tool CNC Router Bits, by, Your Source for Industrial Cutting Tools.

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