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

 

Heat Shrink Toolholder – Free Mounting with Insert Tool Purchase!

Heat Shrink Chuck

Heat Shrink Chuck

The Heat Shrink Tool Holder offers some substantial benefits when compared to standard HSK-63F tool holders. A Heat Shrink chuck creates a more uniform, rigid connection between the CNC machine and the tool resulting in less vibration and a noticeably faster and smoother cut.

Here are some of the major benefits:

– One piece tool holder with no additional parts (nut/collets)

– Extremely tight tolerance 0.003mm & balancing properties

– High clamping force (~10,000 lbs) and rigidity

– improved tolerance equates to improved finish quality and longer tool life

– Slim design, ideal for 5-axis machines and tight routing conditions

heat shrink tool chuck expanding

Heat Shrink Chuck Expanding

Heat Shrink Chuck Cooling

Heat Shrink Chuck Cooling

Wondering how shrink fit tool holders work? The receiving end of the tool holder is heated with an electric heating induction machine.

This causes the steel body  to expand, allowing for the insertion of the tool shank. Once the tool shank has been inserted the heating element is turned off allowing the steel to cool and “shrink” around the shank of the tool. To remove the tool, just repeat the process.

Because of the need for an induction heating element to change tools, many companies will find this system not ideal for using solid carbide tools. However, we offer this service for FREE when you purchase a Heat Shrink tool holder with any of our standard or custom insert tools.

This system is ideal for longer life tools like PCD and insert tools due to the fact you do not have to remove the tool from the tool holder to change out the knives.  With PCD tooling, if you utilize our sharpening service you can send the tool in with tool holder intact, we will take care of the rest.

 Are you interested in maximizing the precision in your shop? Contact us for more information on the Heat Shrink tool holders.

Insert Glue Joint Cutter for CNC Routers

Rapido

Rapido Glue Joint Cutter

GDP GUHDO has a standard insert router bits for Glue Joint applications as part of our Customize-It Program. If your shop uses glue joints with solid wood production, this may be an ideal solution to save both time and money while also reducing your solid wood material waste.

Our Customize-It Program provides standard profile insert router bits that are specifically designed for producing tight, architectural glue joints in soft and hard woods. Depending on the material, material thickness and application, we offer five standard profiles to suite your needs off the shelf. Each profile offers typical glue joint profiles with different pitch and finger lengths. Nonadjustable tool options for material thickness range from ¾” up to 1-1/2”. For thicker material, an adjustable tool option for material thickness of 2” up to 3-1/4” is also available.

Standard replaceable profile inserts assures the integrity and repeatability of these critically important joints. These tools are ideal for any size facility including manufacturers of doors, windows, cabinets or millwork facilities. For additional information, contact GDP GUHDO.

Standard Rapido Profiles

Standard Rapido Profiles

Specialized Confirmat Drill Bits

In addition to our wide range of standard dowel, through and hinge style drill bits, our tooling program includes some specialty bits for longer drill lengths and special tool geometries for material that can present challenges.  For the production of cabinets, shelving and RTA (Ready to Assemble) furniture, one would typically use standard drill bits for shelf pins, dowels, screws and hinges. In addition to these standard drills bits, GDP GUHDO goes beyond to offer drills bits for the production and insertion of cabinet hinges, cam locks, connector housings and confirmat screws commonly used in the production of cabinets, shelving and RTA furniture.

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Specialized Drill Bits – Built to Spec

We also carry a variety of precision drill chucks and quick change adapters as well so we can quickly fill all of your tooling needs! If you currently utilize hardware supplied by Amerock, Blum, Grass, Hafela and Liberty and seek high-quality drilling solutions, contact us now to see how we can help you with your specialized requirements.

Dowel

Specialized Hinge Bit