Routing & Folding

Whether your project is a private home, a corporate space, a large public building, or an industrial complex – ALUCOBOND® PLUS lets you take creativity to the next level.

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Cutting

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Punching

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Contour Cutting

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Bending

Roll Bending

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Routing & Folding

Riveting

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Screwing



ALUCOBOND® PLUS composite panels can be shaped using a very simple processing method. The technique – called the routing and folding method – enables a fabricator to produce shapes of various kinds and sizes. A V-shaped or rectangular groove is routed on the reverse side of the ALUCOBOND® PLUS composite panel using a disk or end milling cutter. A thin layer of the core material should be left at the base of the groove, i.e. on the inside of the outer cover sheet. The untouched outer cover sheet can now be bent manually, giving an exact and clean folding line which follows the routed groove. The outer radius of the folded edge depends on the shape of the groove and its depth. We recommend that routing should be done using a vertical panel saw equipped with ALUCOBOND® PLUS grooving accessories, a CNC machining centre, a portable sheet milling machine, or a handheld router. The routing and folding method can be used for ALUCOBOND® PLUS composite panels with all available standard surface finishes.
ALUCOBOND® PLUS composite panels can be shaped using a very simple processing method. The technique, called the routing and folding method, enables a fabricator to produce shapes of various kinds and sizes. A V-shaped or rectangular groove is routed on the reverse side of the ALUCOBOND® PLUS composite panel using a disk or end milling cutter. A thin layer of the core material should be left at the base of the groove, i.e. on the inside of the outer cover sheet. The untouched outer cover sheet can now be bent manually, giving an exact and clean folding line which follows the routed groove. The outer radius of the folded edge depends on the shape of the groove and its depth. We recommend that the routing be done using a vertical panel saw equipped with ALUCOBOND® PLUS grooving accessories, a CNC machining centre, a portable sheet milling machine or a hand router. The routing and folding method can be used for ALUCOBOND® PLUS composite panels with all available standard surface finishes.
important: When folding ALUCOBOND® PLUS with an anodized surface, the folded edges are brighter

Advantages

The convincing advantages of this unique technique are:
  • Low investment cost
  • Simple fabrication technique
  • Folding can be done on site, saving transportation cost
  • Low-cost fabrication of shaped components used in fascia and wall cladding, roof edgings, column cladding, flashings, etc.
  • Flexibility in creating shapes
  • Very economical
  • Shapes are not limited by machine capacity

Benefits

  • The fabrication of shaped components using ALUCOBOND®PLUS only requires a minimal investment outlay.
  • Hand routers and sheet milling machines are inexpensive and can be used either in the workshop or on site.
  • The fabrication of shapes in larger quantities is particularly economical using vertical panel saws equipped with ALUCOBOND®PLUS grooving accessories.
90° V-groove for folds up to 90° routing_21 135° V-groove for folds up to 135° routing_31 Rectangular groove for folds up to 150°, depending on panel thickness. Not suitable for ALUCOBOND® A2. routing_4