Edgebanding and Cutrite

When working with other manufacturing software such as Cutrite there is often a requirement to send information about the ‘blanks’ required.

The dimensions of the edgebanding must be handled correctly to ensure the machining processes turn out accurate.

If for example, a part will be sized on a panel saw then will have edgebanded and finally will be drilled and machined, it is absolutely critical that the parts are ‘sized’ without banding but the machining is calculated with banding.

ONGAA CAM can supply both dimensions, banded and unbanded, as variables in an MPR program. Also in the program will be 4 variables, L1, L2, W1, W2 which represent the thickness of each side.

Let’s assume for our example that the parts are modelled with edgebanding included.

If the panel saw software can read MPR variable data then we have to tell the software to use EBL, EBW and EBT variable for Length, Width and Thickness. ONGAA CAM will create these variables by taking the Length of the parts and subtracting the thickness of W1 and W2 banding and taking the Width and subtracting the L1 and L2 banding thickness.

If the panel saw software can read MPR variables but needs to do the math itself then we have the tell the software to use L, W, T, L1, L2, W1 and W2.

If the panel saw software can read MPR files and will look for a ‘Nesting Contour’ to extract the blank size then we need to turn on ‘Add Nesting Contour’ in ONGAA CAM. ONGAA CAM will create a Vertical Route Process and include a contour which subtracts the banding dimensions. The process can be disabled by default to avoid.

Finally, if the panel saw software can only read a comma delimited file, ONGAA CAM will create a file with dimensions (final sizes, sizes without edgebanding and each side banding size) when an assembly is used to generate many programs. (Gen. Customer MPRs from Assembly).