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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

 

IWF Atlanta

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

Increase CNC Router Performance by Improving Vacuum w/ Gasketing Products & Techniques

Tuesday, August 23  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

When it comes to holding parts on a CNC Router, vacuum is the most common (and often only) method being used today.  With that being the case, why not maximize a vacuum’s performance if vacuum is the ONLY thing holding parts?

Shops will source everything from which router to invest in, to software, to tooling, to material, to employees and customers.  But when it comes time to actually cutting parts fast and effectively, was the router able to do it, yes or no?  If parts are too small, or onion skins or tabs are needed, or feed rates are painfully slow, or material is being wasted, or time is being wasted on re-setting up, than we need to improve the vacuum’s performance by eliminating leak.  Gasket products and solutions are the only way to improve a vacuum system’s performance.

In this session, you will learn how to eliminate vacuum pressure loss.  Users who hold parts better, make more parts in less time.  Whether it is small parts or large, production runs or custom work, wood or plastic, big vacuum systems or small, the same science always applies to eliminate vacuum pressure loss and we do this with gasketing products and techniques.

Presented by:

Mike Murphy

Head Coach at All*Star CNC Products, Inc

Michael Murphy has been assisting the owners and operators of CNC Routers for over twenty years. Michael’s area of concentration is in improving the vacuum hold performance of CNC Routers with gasketing products and techniques. He has assisted facilities of all sizes throughout North America fabricating a variety of materials across numerous industries. Michael enjoys the outdoor activities and lifestyle of Northern California, where he is Owner at All Star CNC Products, and especially when joined by his wife, Margo, and two young children.

More Vacuum or More Gasket?

What Can You do to Improve Your Vacuum’s Performance?

You can’t turn your vacuum up to 11, but you can hold parts more securely using gasket!

There are two modes of thought using gasket. First is using our Grid Gasket to seal the bottom perimeter of your porous spoilboard or dedicated fixture. This will help focus your draft through the top of your porous material or vacuum ports and will secure your working area for your parts to rest on.

The next step is creating an airtight seal between your spoilboard and your raw material, the parts we want to cut. We do this using a variety of gasket methods as no two shops or projects are the same.

Our On-Board adhesive gasket is best suited for short run projects and is a peel and stick gasket tape. This is the quick and dirty method of creating a semi dedicated fixture on your spoilboard.

The Tile Gasket is excellent for full sheet and nested program cutting applications where sizes and shapes vary between sheets of material and final product. With vacuum holes punched every one inch it is possible to hold onto parts as small at 3″ x  4″ square.

Cover Gasket is a full sheet of gasket material that covers the entire surface of the spoilboard. This material is used to create a stencil of your product with an area removed for a vacuum space to be created. Great for small parts with narrow corners and sharp edges.

With a good seal and proper vacuum there is no need to screw down small parts, use clamps or buy a larger pump.

Stop the leak, Hold it better, Cut it better, Profit Better.

MAX YOUR VAC with All Star CNC.