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Now Here! GDP CNC TOOLING GUIDE!

At GDP|GUHDO, we have put our resources together to provide a comprehensive CNC Tooling Guide. This guide is designed to provide the knowledge to support the most efficient use of your CNC tooling.  We want to put the information into your hands any way that you can use it, so we also have a downloadable link to a PDF version of the presentation here.

Below is a directory for both the video presentation and the PDF presentation.

Topic Slide # Time
Introduction to CNC Tooling 1-7  0:00
Tool Holders and Clamping Systems 8-22  3:37
Drill Bits and Adapters 23-26  10:11
Sizing Jointing Rebates, Dado Cuts and Grooving 27-47 11:30
Other Common CNC Tooling 48-53 22:57
Material Specific Tooling 54-63  25:52
Profile and Custom Tooling 64-68 28:54
Saw Blade and Grooving Adapters 69-72  31:33
Other Tool Tips 73-80  32:32

 

GDP | GUHDO has introduced a new generation PCD Router Bit which provides excellent tool life and superior finish on a wide range of materials from particleboard, MDF, melamine to phenolic and other composite panels. This two flute opposite shear design on a solid carbide tool body runs exceptionally quiet and provides excellent finish top and bottom on double sided panels.  Suitable for nesting operation and feed speeds +/- 500”/min.   The solid tip design insures aconsistent smooth edge.  To maximize tool life, ordering this tool on an HSK Heat Shrink Tool Holder can increase life up to 30%.  Sizes are available from 8mm to 1/2″.

 

PCD Router Bits for Abrasive Composite Materials

Machining composite materials often represents a challenge with standard tooling.  Special cutting geometries are required to perfect the finish on very abrasive, hard to machine materials such as HDF, fire-rated MDF,  Thermoplastics, Phenolics,  fiberglass-reinforced plastic composites, cement fiber panels and other similar composite panels.   GDP | GUHDO has introduced some standard PCD tipped tooling  to machine such challenging materials, available from stock.  These router bits feature solid carbide bodies and 2 continuous PCD tipped flutes that are positioned on opposing axial shear with PCD bottom cutting to provide cleanest finish.   Very suitable for nesting applications.  Typical machining parameters for Thermoplastics are 15,000-18,000 rpm and a feed rate range between 1 – 5 meters / minute.  For other composite panels 18,000-24,000 and  6-9 meters / minute.  If too much heat is generated while cutting plastics, the rpm should be reduced to maximize tool life and performance.

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