ALUMINA: Precision ACP Sheet Processing Techniques

Processing Methods

Aluminium processing & woodworking machines and tools are used in the fabrication of the panel.

Saw Cutting

Vertical panel saws of good quality and even portable circular saws equipped with a system of guides can be used to ensure straight line cuttings.


ALUMINA ACP can be bent with jig, press brake or plate punch.

Bending with 3-Roller Bender

ALUMINA ACP are bent in a 3-Roller bending machine for a larger bending radius.


ALUMINA ACP edges can be joined by welding the core with the help of Hot Gun.

Circular Routing Blades & Router Bits

One of the main features of ALUMINA ACP are that they can be routed through local panel routing machine to internationally designed vertical panels saws including hand panel routers with various kinds of routing blades.

Bending With Brake Press

Use top die having the desired radius while bending the ACP with a press brake.

Bent Tray Panels

ALUMINA ACP can be bent after routing to any desired shape with proper cuttings to the collars.

ALUMINA ACP can be shaped using a very simple fabrication 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 ALUMINA ACP using a disk or end milling cutter. This is then folded carefully to desired shape of different sizes with clean folding lines.

ALUMINA ACP are recommended to rout to below details of correct depth for different bending applications. The routing tools recommended are Vertical panel saws or CNC routing stations. If fabrication is done onsite then hand routing machines can be considered with a carbide tip cutting tools. In any routing method, a thin layer of the core material should be left at the groove, i.e. on the inside of the outer cover sheet. The untouched outer cover sheet can now be bent manually, giving and exact and clean folding line which follows the routed groove. It is recommended to use ‘BOSCH’ company routing and cutting machine for fabrication.

Apart from the routed tray panel system, other techniques can also be adopted using various tapes and sealant adhesion system, which should be followed strictly in accordance with the respective tape or sealant manufacturer’s recommended fabrication method.

Note: The cutting or routing tools should not generate heat (happens in non carbide tip tools or multiple attempt of routing) while routing or cutting. Care must be taken to replace the cutting or routing tool to prevent damages to the panel.

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