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CNC Tooling Solutions to Support All Project Sizes
An increasing number of staircase manufacturers are investing in CNC machines. Whether it be 5-axis, lathes or 3-axis pod and rail or flatbed CNC machines. Intelligent and flexible systems allow manufacturers to meet the increased demand for variability and batch size one production.
Builders and architects demand more complex designs and configurations which require curved and contoured components. Panel Tools supplies a range of CNC Tooling solutions that will support you to deliver even the most complex of projects.
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When producing profiles on the CNC there are three main objectives: consistency, efficiency, and a high-quality end-product. Depending on the profile and the capabilities of the machine, Panel Tools can offer tailored solutions in solid carbide, braised tip, replaceable tip and diamond to work towards each of these objectives. A focus for improving the efficiency of profiling operations is to combine and eliminate processes, this can be achieved by doing multiple elements of the profile with a single pass or a single tool. Stacked tooling systems are one example of this.
When jointing, we are trying to achieve a perfectly flat and square cut along the full side of the component. Usually a large surface area of material needs to be planed, and a moderate to high level finish is required. If there is enough clearance, this is generally where we will recommend a spiral or helical cutter.
Rebating is a common process on the CNC where the top face of the part is critical. When working on the outside of the part, we can use larger diameter tools to increase speed and cut quality.
Panel Tools has a wide range of saw blades to suit beam saws, panel saws, edge-banders, CNC’s and more, this includes small trimming saws right up to large diameter ripping blades for CLT and GLT processing CNC’s. Provided we have all the relevant information about the application, machine and mounting requirements (pinholes etc.), we can make a recommendation for a suitable blade. For use on the CNC, we can also specify arbours or aggregates to support the blades.
For bulk material removal we are generally looking for a tool which is strong, aggressive and resistant to wear. This tool is generally placed under extremely high loads, so it is important to tailor the tool specifically to the application. Replaceable tip solutions are often recommended because they are cost effective to maintain. For example, in the case of hardwoods spiral cutterheads are very effective.
Square internal corners are a great challenge for modern joineries as they cannot be produced with standard router bits on CNC machines. As a result, joinery and furniture designers have engineered square corners out of their design. Opting instead to use more pencil rounds, dog bones or other strategies to remove the need for square internal corners. If unavoidable, many joineries still chisel out these corners manually before, tying up valuable skilled tradespeople and double-handling the workpiece. Chiselling aggregates and in some cases v-groove cutters can be used to produce square internal corners on the CNC, it just depends on the finish required and the geometry of the component.
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Panel Tools supplies a range of CNC tooling and custom solutions designed to push the limits of your equipment and drive the industry forward with innovative processes.
A common sight in the woodworking industry, 3 axis and 5 axis CNC machines have revolutionised timber manufacturing, and our CNC tooling delivers more processing versatility than ever before.
We supply tooling to suit the manufacturing processes of all woodworking industries, including cabinet makers, shopfitters, sign makers, furniture makers and more.
Unlocking the potential of your CNC processes means exploring new and varied materials. Our range of CNC tooling can be designed to work with everything from chipboard to composites and more.
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