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T.G.I.M!! 8-15-22

T.G.I.M.!!

If you are cutting parts of a CNC router this week, consider utilizing the benefits of All Star’s Tile Gasket material.

When applied to the surface of a porous MDF spoilboard, Tile Gasket eliminates leak from the spoilboard while at the same time creating vacuum clamp on the PART.

Come see this material in action at the #iwf2022 next week. Get more quality parts in less time as so many All Star CNC customers have done over the last 20+ years.

MAX YOUR VAC #allstarcnc #tilegasket #MAXYOURVAC #spoilboard #madeinameica #cncrouter #woodworking

 

Fixture Friday!!

Fixture Friday!!

Great use of All Star CNC’s Tile Gasket by this Laguna Tools customer. Tile Gasket minimizes vacuum leak on a porous MDF spoilboard by covering the working surface area with gasket, which maximizes vacuum performance. This customer was able to essentially make a Dedicated Fixture in a fraction of the time. Now he is getting more parts in less time off of his router and is very happy that he found us.

MAX YOU VAC! With All Star CNC Products

Tile Gasket Dedicated Fixture

Tile Gasket Used to Make a Dedicated Fixture to Hold Parts and Waste Material.

CNC Collaboration with CR Onsrud

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HEAyh9RpPQ

T.G.I.M!!!!

T.G.I.M!!!!

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

 

Fun Friday!

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.

 

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.

WEEKLY RECAP, 2022 WEEK 29

All Star CNC Weekly Recap 7/18 – 7/25

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.

– Monday

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.

-Tuesday

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.

-Wednesday

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.

-Thursday

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.

Weekly Recap, 2022 Week 28

All Star CNC Products Weekly Recap 7/11-7/15

Some of this week’s highlights in the world of Gasket and CNC routers. As always, we look to improve vacuum performance when it comes holding products and cutting small parts.

 

This week we have added and introduced 11 new clients to gaskets as a method to improve their holding capabilities with their CNC routers.

 

Our Tile Gaskets continue to be a popular seller when it comes to Nested Base Manufacturing and custom design to optimize vacuum clamping without a dedicated fixture.

 

Mike has been preparing his presentation for the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta and we are excited to unveil some new products that have been in research and development over the last year.

 

We continue to build up our inventory to ensure all orders can be filled and shipped the same day. Making it easier for customers to receive their products in a timely manner without manufacturing delays.

 

Look out for our monthly News Letter where we will be showing off our “Fixture of the Month” and give brief introductions to the different styles and uses of dedicated and fabricated fixtures. Including guitar manufacturing, custom signs, and cabinetry parts.