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How to Machine Aluminum

Accession number: 
1955.0075
Alternate Titles: 
How to Machine Aluminium
Alternate title
Production Years: 
1942

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Film Properties: 
Length (minutes): 
32
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Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal, Quebec: 16mm.
"Illustrates the various alloy and aluminum properties and how they react to the machining processes."

Bibliography: 

“How to Machine Aluminum,” Alcan 16mm Film Catalogue (Montreal: Aluminum Company of Canada, Limited: c.1960), 10.
“This film presents an outline of the practices employed in machining aluminum with hand and machine tools. The picture points out the alloys commonly used – those that are soft and gummy as well as those of the free-cutting type; the proper top and side rake and the correct clearance for the tools; the tool materials and finishes; the use of various types of cutting compounds; the speed and feeds.”