Coach’s Corner: Cover Gasketing

Coach’s Corner: Cover Gasketing


In this video Coach Mike will walk you through the various step, tips and tricks to maximize the use Cover Gasketing products. We developed Cover Gasketing for customers that are making dedicated fixtures, but for the smallest of parts. These small parts, those with tight angles and/or or narrow portions, make it difficult to gasket for using a radiational Dedicated Fixture / In-Board Gasketing approach due to the size constraints. So there is no better way to MAXIMIZE vacuum surface area than by utilizing All Star’s Cover Gasketing approach.


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Some of this week’s highlights in the worlds of gasketing and CNC routers. Always looking to improve vacuum hold down performance when it comes to cutting parts…..


– Received word that Mike will be presenting at the Educational Seminars at this years AWFS trade show. We will be presenting on the topic how CNC Gasketing can better vacuum clamp on CNC Routers. Looking forward to presenting.

– Brought in our new piece of manufacturing equipment: a proper core cutter!! This will prevent some of those frayed cardboard core edges that keep the rolls centered in the case.


– Had a great day of filming with Lane Power ( doing some final film work for the upcoming CNC Gasketing social media video. May be coming out next week!!

– Posted our Coach’s Corner gasketing segment talking about making dedicated fixtures and using in-board gasketing. Great tutorial for those looking to hold production run parts on their router. If you are doing repetitive parts, stop using spoilboards and start using dedicated fixtures.


– Spoke with a member of Laguna’s Sales Team about building a dedicated fixture in a proof-of-concept project they are working on. After they prove to the customer, we can hold the part, it will be the final step to selling the router to the user.

– Nice conversation with the new Buyer at one of our large guitar manufacturers. He was curious what we have been supplying all these years.


– A first-time customer calling with his first ever router, an Industrial CNC. Provided some grid gasketing and an intro kit to help better understand vacuum clamping ideas and differences between spoilboards and fixtures.

– Great call with Jeff Robinson, Head Coach at Hybrid Machining ( ). Sending Jeff some gasketing material to put in their new CNC education center. Looking forward to working with Jeff and his team.


– We had a visit with a customer last week doing stair runners on his CNT Motions Systems CNC Router. We were showing him tile gasketing, the TG CR 06. Today, he reordered significantly a bit more material. Must have been working for him.

– Spoke with a CNC shop in Warren, RI of all places. All Star’s former location. We signed the necessary NDAs today and will begin receiving the CAD files and pictures of the parts next week. Looking forward to helping hold these parts better.

Coach’s Corner!!

Watch as Coach Mike Murphy describes the process of making dedicated vacuum fixtures for use on CNC Routers. Making these long-term use boards, in place of spoilboards, will help maximize vacuum effectiveness on your CNC router holding those repetitive parts.

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Why does All Star CNC Products carry 5 different groups of gasketing products? All to better assist the owners and operators of CNC Routers to get maximum performance out of their router’s vacuum system. The better the hold, the better the performance, the better the return on CNC router investments.

– Grid Gasketing for CNC Router tables

– On Board Gasketing & Tile Gasketing for Spoilboard Improvement

– In Board Gasketing & Cover Gasketing for Dedicated Fixtures

Cover Gasketing for Dog Bones

Industry: Hobbyist

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.


Tile Gasketing





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.