Fluxtrol materials are composites made of metal powder and plastic binders, and their machinability is between plastics and metals. Fluxtrol materials are strong in compression with less strength in tension or bending loads. Different grades of Fluxtrol materials require different technique for the best results. Ferrotron 559H is closer to plastics while Fluxtrol A and 100 are more similar to light metals although they are more brittle.
General machining practice must be used for different machining operations – blade and band saw cutting, milling, turning, drilling, grinding. CNC machining is recommended. Water jet cutting may be effectively used when possible. For each material it is recommended to establish optimal regimes of machining on samples before producing multiple parts.
General guidelines for machining: