An Essential Starting Point For Any Vacuum Table is The Gasket Between Your Grid Table and MDF Spoilboard. “The Lip of The Freezer Door” to Focus Your Vacuum Through The Top of Your MDF Spoilboard
The very first thing that is needed for CNC Router Vacuum success? Grid Gasket for the table itself. Get that air-tight seal and prevent leak from that gap that exists between the table and the spoilboard/fixture board.
What product produces the best vacuum performance for your table? Depends on the size of your table’s channels. Square channels need square gasket. And the proper size is crucial. Too short and there will not be a seal, causing vacuum leak. Too tall above the channel and the gasket will not be able to “zero out” on the z-depth, causing vacuum leak.
All Star custom cuts gasket to fit any table’s channel dimensions. In order to MAX YOUR VAC, start at the “foundation of the house” with proper Grid Gasket. Our customers have been getting more parts in less time for 20+ years because we help them reduce vacuum related challenges.
The Most Efficient Way to Hold Parts Securely is by Making a Dedicated Fixture Specific to Your Parts. Run Production Jobs in One Pass, Eliminate Onion Skins or Tabs. More Parts in Less Time. (Inboard Gasket CR 25 25)
This customer is putting his Dedicated Fixtures directly on top of his MDF spoilboard. With another gasket seal on the bottom, this customer was able prevent air pressure loss. This allowed him to MAX YOUR VAC and get more parts in less time.
He used our part CR 25 25 (1/4″ x 1/4″ with adhesive one side) and is thankful we were able to walk him though the concepts we have been offering 20+ years. How can we help you and your parts?
Parlor Skis Utilizing The Versatile Surface Area of Our Tile Gasket (TG CR 06) to Cut The Core Shape of Their Snowboards.
A photo of a very happy customer of ours sent us this to demonstrate how they are utilizing our Tile Gasket material to improve their work holding on their CNC Router’s spoilboard. If you can’t hold it, you can’t cut it. Our clients around the country get more parts in less time with less waste. They can do this because we help them to MAX YOUR VAC by eliminating vacuum leak.
Anyone else having issues with part movement on your CNC router?
The videos we are creating are designed to help educate any shop having vacuum-related challenges when it comes to holding their parts. Our goal is to improve the vacuum clamping capabilities of CNC Routers, and to hold parts more securely for a higher degree in quality with less waste in both time in money. More parts in less time. MAX YOUR VAC with All Star CNC Products YouTube Videos.
A big “THANK YOU” goes out to the team at CR Onsrud, Inc. for hosting All Star CNC and Head Coach Mike Murphy in town a few months back.
We were asked to collaborate on some videos together, designed to educate customers on the importance of gasket and how crucial it is in getting the maximum performance out of a CNC Router’s vacuum table. They have amazing routers being made there in Troutman, NC capable of amazing things. So don’t let a leaky spoilboards or vacuum tables be the weak-link in terms of what size/speed/performance your router is capable of. Our Gaskets create an air-tight clamping environment, making more parts in less time. MAX YOUR VAC with All Star CNC Gasket Products.
CR Onsrud will be at #iwf2022 in a few weeks. Be sure to stop by and see what they have to offer!
All Star CNC Products will also be attending #iwf2022 in a few weeks. Come say hi and meet Head Coach Mike Murphy!
If you plan to cut parts on your CNC router this week, remember…
If you are having trouble holding your parts properly somebody may tell you that you need to upgrade to a larger vacuum pump on your CNC vacuum table. That same person may tell you that if your ice cream is melting, that you’ll need a stronger, more powerful freezer. Upgrading either will cost money. Not just the cost of initial upgrade, but the increase cost of additional electricity consumption as well. We here at All Star CNC Products say, before upgrading your vacuum pump (or your freezer for that matter), make sure that all of your seals are preventing leak.
Vacuum pressure leak is why vacuum tables can’t hold parts. The proper gasket material is essential to holding parts. An air-tight system holds parts firmly in place, allowing to cut more parts in less time. MAX YOUR VAC with All Star CNC Products, your ONLY solution to CNC gasket.
Comes see us at #iwf2022 in Atlanta, booth B6524 to learn more about how we have been helping our customers maximize their vacuum performance for over two decades. #allstarcnc#cncgasket#cncrouter#spoilboard
As IWF draws near once again we like to take a look at how much progress we’ve made over the last year.
We are always trying to improve vacuum performance and help CNC owners and operators MAX YOUR VAC.
This year we will be show casing our Tile Gasket which we’ve developed over the last year to increase vacuum surface area on MDF and other porous spoilboards. Excellent for Custom jobs, Nesting Programs, and Short Run applications.
Throw back to how funny our booth looked at the 2018 IWF show Pre-Covid. Come check us out this year and see how much progress we’ve made over the last 4 years, we’ll be show casing demos on our mini vacuum table using gasket.
Busy week here at All Star CNC as we continue to add 10 new customers and assist those looking to improve their vacuum’s performance.
We helped a new client with their Biesse CNC router utilizing our Tile Gasket to improve the holding and cutting capabilities for small ABS plastic parts.
Updated our Youtube channel and added our new Cover Gasket and InBoard Gasket videos to our playlist.
Assisted a new customer with their Techno LC, 4 x 8, CNC table by recommending the correct Grid Gasket size for their table and spoilboard.
Recommended a new client working in the cabinetry industry to our Tile Gasket as means to improve their Nesting Base Manufacturing by optimizing vacuum surface space for custom design cabinetry.
A customer was recommended to us by Camaster to improve their vacuum table’s performance in holding custom molding and narrow lumber. Diagnosed their vacuum leak problem and was able to recommend some of our Grid Gasket along with our Tile Gasket to improve vacuum surface space.
Every shop we deal with is unique. There are so many different variables that can change (type of router being used, type of material being cut, type of tooling being utilized, type of elevation being based, etc.) that no two shops are ever the same. But every customer that finds us is looking to address a difficulty that they all share: To improve the work-holding of the parts they are looking to vacuum down on their CNC router. We can help them do this is a variety of ways…
This particular customer last week called using multiple 5-axis pod-and-rail machines. Yet they called as they wanted to enjoy the benefits of a nesting table for a particular repeat job that they were looking to vacuum better. Needed the ability to route angled pieces out of a single sheet to later be miter-folded together. We talked them through the idea of making a dedicated fixture to fit over their pods. Used an in-board gasket to seal the vacuum chamber area under each part. Major improvement. Now that the proof of concept has worked, they will be making the same fixture out of a UHMW-type material to prevent leak through the current MDF set-up. Also mentioned to get their vacuum channels closer to the tool path as that is where the torque is occurring. Both of these improvements will result in improved vacuum performance on these particular parts.
The whole fixture set up will 100% percent result in more parts in less time, less waste and cleaner edge quality.
Hold It Better. Cut It Better. Profit Better.
If All Star CNC Products can help to improve the work-holding on someone’s CNC router, we will look forward to working with them. Our unique line of CNC Gasket products and concepts will have a specific solution for nearly every application that a customer will present to us. Parts don’t budge in air-tight systems. Gasket creates air-tight systems.
It is possible to make a dedicated fixture with a Pod and Rail CNC Router.
CNC Routers are capable of amazing things. Don’t let poor vacuum performance and inefficient work-hold limit the machine’s production.
Some CNC Router operators are told that if they cannot hold their parts with their existing vacuum system, that they need to upgrade their vacuum pump. That can be a major, unexpected cost for someone trying to keep their business running.
Looking for a more effective, science-based solution: All Star’s gasket products and techniques. Like the lip on your freezer door, gasket materials seals the edge, maximizing vacuum pressure. It allows our customers to not only cut their parts better, faster and with less waste, but they become happier with their CNC’s abilities.
Hold It Better. Cut It Better. Profit Better.
Poor Vacuum performance limits your production ability.