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

 

Keys to Cost Savings while Machining Solid Surface Material

At GDP|GUHDO we strive to help our customers optimize cutting tool performance and cost – we recently contributed this article to the ISFA (International Surface Fabricators Association)  for the Q4 2014 issue of Countertop & Architectural Surfaces Magazine .

Keys to Cost Savings while Machining Solid Surface Material

While the homogeneous composition of solid surface material doesn’t generally pose particular machining challenges, there are great ways to reduce your overall tooling expense, increase tool life, improve finish, reduce down-time and maintain a smoother work flow by selecting the correct cutting tool for the application.

Whether tooling is needed for use on a hand-router at installation site or production tooling in the shop, options available to streamline production, reduce down time, eliminate sanding and cut cost are overlooked all too often.

While most saw blades look similar, on closer inspection there are marked differences in tooth design/grind, angle and tooth count that affect the quality of cut and how long the blade will perform well before getting dull. These differences in tooth geometries are the result of much research and testing, to accommodate the wide range of materials and composite panels that all present their own unique cutting characteristics. For cutting solid surface material, the tooth design that provides the longest, cleanest cutting performance is (more…)

Taking the Guesswork out of Saw Blades – Selecting the Right Blade

GUHDO precision saw blades

GUHDO precision saw blades

 

We are happy to announce this article was featured in Cabinetmaker FDM in Nov ’14. Here is the original text in its entirety.

With the plethora of saw blades available in the market today, it can be daunting for the user to choose the right blade for the right application.  Since Chinese-made blades have heavily infiltrated the wood products industry with low prices in recent years, it has become even more difficult to determine which blade is right.  Low pricing can be very tempting!    Visually, blades can be hard to differentiate since all are circular, they all have a hole in the center, and they all have teeth around the circumference – that’s about where the similarities end.

What makes a saw blade a precision blade? it begins with the saw plate, i.e. the body.  The larger the diameter of the saw blade, the more important the plate quality is.   The tensioning of the saw body, which keeps it flat and running true is paramount to achieving a good finish and maintaining cut quality for the life of the saw blade.  Once the plate is warped or “dished”, the chances of correcting the tension successfully diminish and (more…)

Cutting Solid Wood (Oak)

Workpiece : Solid wood (oak)

Similar materials: Different types of solid wood, laminated wood

solid wood cutting oak guhdo

cutting tool examples for use on solid wood

1 RAPIDO Profile Cutter T.C. Z2

2 Roughing-Finishing Cutter solid T.C. Z3

3 Ovolo Cutter T.C. Z2 No.

4 Hinge Boring Bit with rev. T.C. tips Z2+V2

5 Twist Drill solid T.C. Z2

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