New YG-1 Fiberglass Routers Specialized to Machine Composites Better, Faster

February 25, 2020 10:37 am

YG-1 has launched four new solid-carbide fiberglass routers for CNC or hand routers to handle every machining process for fiberglass and other high-performance fibers from start to finish.

These new routers, like all YG-1 tools, are optimized in composition, cutting angles, flute strength and stability for longer life and lower cost per part. Four distinctive cutting ends make these fiberglass/composites routers ideal for roughing, finishing, edge trimming, slotting, grooving, drilling or interpolation, achieving the same quality results on a CNC machining center or hand routing.

  • Type I (NC end) – Mostly for side milling, roughing or finishing passes for high-quality finish
  • Type II (burr end) – Excellent for plunging without damaging side flutes
  • Type III (mill end) – Best for surface milling molds or grooving with surface finish requirements
  • Type IV (drill end) – Use as a router and a drill; very good for interpolation to achieve final hole diameter or slotting with a corner radius

More applications include machining in carbon fiber, Kevlar® and other aramid blends, natural fiber-based composites and thermoset resin/thermoplastic blends.

YG-1 innovative router designs resolve the challenges of machining composites and stacked materials so shops and production facilities can help customers maximize the cost and weight reductions and other benefits of composites use.

YG-1 CFRP routers are made with best-in-class solid carbide and feature special CVD coating for superior cost and time savings.YG-1 engineering teams developed our innovative double-angle point geometry specifically to counteract or eliminate the machining problems typically encountered with CFRP characteristics. YG-1 CVD coating increases abrasion resistance from the fibrous materials and extends tool life by factor of five to 10, at minimum.

Combined with guidance margins and open flutes, these specialized routers also drill holes with no dust jams or pressure overload. Suited to manual hole-making, countersinks and counterbores, hand drilling reduces delamination and fiber pullout, and increases opportunities for dust-free drilling, improving operator comfort, health and safety.

Fiberglass/composite routers are available in a range of sizes, including market standards and specials designed for unique applications.

YG-1 and done.  That’s our pledge of performance and a source of pride. Our focus is delivering innovative cutting-tool solutions that enhance productivity, shorten cycle time and decrease machining costs. Only YG-1 gives you the tools to simplify and streamline your cutting tool requirements with the single-source supplier of performance and value.

For more information and catalogs, visit or call 800-765-8665.


About YG-1

Founded in 1981 in South Korea, YG-1 has become a leading cutting tool manufacturer with global sales and service. YG-1’s best-in-class engineering and innovation team collaborates closely with customers to develop the best solutions, engaging fully in requirements analysis and providing innovative machining strategies. We engineer, manufacture and deliver the best values in tooling systems on time and on budget, because YG-1 is committed to your success and satisfaction.


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