Always asking the customer for the size of their channel so that we can recommend the appropriate gasketing product. Remember: Squared Channels should take Squared Gasketing. Fill the channel width-wise evenly, and stick above the surface by 1/16″. Check you channel and give us a call!!
Location: SAGINAW, MI
Substrate being routed: Thin plastic sheets
CNC Router: D.I.Y. Build
Fixture board material: Corian
Gasketing technique and product: Cover Gasketing : LFC CE 06
Issue: Small parts not holding
All Star works with customers of all sizes. From the largest manufacturing facilities in America, to the small, independent hobbyist doing their own projects at their home shops. The science remains the same: Create an air-tight seal with gasketing to maximize the effectiveness of the vacuum system. Simple stuff. But the different applications are why we need different product offerings. This was an example of a retired school teacher making dog bones for his neighbors. Considering he had a very low-strength vacuum system, All Star recommended our Low Density material (CE Series). Customer was able to make a custom, dedicated vacuum fixture to match the shape of his parts. As a result, he was able to route finished parts in a single pass, no tabs or onions skin. By lowering the density, prevent the customer from needing to upgrade his vacuum system. Major $aving$ for the customer.
Industry: Skis and Snowboards
Location: East Boston, MA
Materials routed: Various wood products
CNC Router: MultiCam
Gasketing Product: UMG 25 500 for the table and CR 06 Tile Gasketing for the parts
This customer was was having trouble with the varying product sizes they were trying to cut. Without the option to create a Dedicated Fixture, we decided to employ Tile Gasketing. This Universal Downdraft assist product does two things….
A) Creates thousands of mini 1/4″ suction clamps through the sheet material, increasing vacuum effectiveness.
B) Eliminates vacuum loss by sealing the surface of a porous MDF spoilboard with a non-porous gasketing sheet, eliminating vacuum loss.
Customer was able to cut all parts in a single pass with improved edge quality.