Bay Rubber Company’s CNC Routing and CNC Engraving Services add additional depth and dimension to specialized parts and assemblies. Materials are no longer constrained to two dimensions like traditional steel ruled die cutting; tool path options increase customization for materials up to 6”. CAD software and CNC processing hardware updates allow for seamless integration and execution of new parts. Bay Rubber’s CNC routing & engraving services include drawing importation and revision updates, material selection & storage, tool pathing, and material processing.
CNC Router Cutting Applications
|Gaskets||3D Carving||Aluminum Fabrication||Architectural Millwork||Woodworking Applications|
|Aerospace||Aerospace Cabinetry||Exhibits and Fixtures||Sign Making|
CNC Router Cutting and Engraving Materials
Drawing Importation and Revision Updates
Drawing importation includes a review of all MBD features, tolerances and additional spec call-outs required to produce the proper part. Once first article has been accepted the drawing file can be called upon to manufacture any quantity desired. Revision updates are simple and straight forward. Just resubmit updated drawings with new revision number and, following a thorough review, new parts are stored along with older parts.
Material Selection & Storage
Material selection is a key factor for the success of a product in its intended application. Critical factors include appearance, performance, chemical compatibility, temperatures range and more. Proper material selection will guarantee extended service life and operation of the component as well as the system in which it functions.
Material storage is simple at Bay Rubber Company. We have an ideal environment for storing and maintaining inventory of gasket material and sheet rubber products. Customers can access our stock items or have custom formulations warehoused until parts can be cut from it. Customers have the option to supply materials for processing.
CNC Router Services: Material Processing
Processing occurs at our California headquarters. Material characteristics and thickness will be the most critical factors in processing speed and throughput. Nesting software automatically reduces material waste and increases efficiency. Automatic tool changing increases processing capabilities and reduces downtime between operations.Working Parameters
|Work Area: 50” x 100”||Gantry: 6” Clearance, 100” Wide Width||Spindle: PDS 7.5 HP ADES90 Spindle||Z-Carriage: Electric Oscillating Knife|
Toolpaths are the information that the milling machining uses to direct the tool through the material. Toolpaths must be carefully defined to minimize imperfections and poorly performing parts. Bay Rubber Company is an expert in subtractive manufacturing process and has extensive knowledge in removing material safely and producing parts that exceed minimum tolerance requirements.
Common Toolpaths Include
ParallelThe parallel toolpath moves the tool in equally spaced parallel passes in the XY Plane across the surface.
Contour (Surface)The surface contour toolpath works much like a topographical map, cutting along a series of paths at incremental heights (stepdowns). As a surface becomes steeper the paths get closer together: as a surface becomes shallower, the paths are spaced farther apart. For this reason, it is generally unsuitable for clearing material from a horizontal surface, but is excellent for removing material from vertical or very steep surfaces prior to other finish toolpaths.
ScallopThe toolpath moves the tool over the surface in a spiral motion, from the inside-out or the outside-in. The step over is a fixed amount, but is calculated parallel to the surface at the location being milled (rather than in the XY plane as with the parallel toolpath. It will make small pockets in some places, if necessary.
ShallowCuts all selected surfaces independently of one another in spirals from the inside-out or the outside-in. The outside of the toolpath follows the edge of the surface exactly, so there is no scalloping left on the vertical faces between surface edges.
Contour (2D & 3D)The contour toolpath can be used to direct the tool cut along a curve. The curve can be planar or 3D.
The pocket toolpath removes material from within a closed curve, creating recessed areas with flat-bottoms.
DrillPoints are used to define drill toolpaths. Drilling can be done to a predetermined depth, or points can be projected onto a 3D surface and the drill will drill to the depth of those points.
Acceptable File Types
Import 3D Mesh files created in other CAD software such as, Rhino, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Silo, MOI, Blender, SketchUp, etc.
For additional information about how Bay Rubber CNC Routing Services and CNC Engraving Services can improve your projects please contact us today.