It’s the last day of April, and you know what that means … National Bevel Cutting Day on the SigmaNEST Blog! Below is information in a variety of formats all designed to help improve your bevel cutting success.
Bevel Cutting Basics
While there is no substitute for bevel cutting experience, a programmer can follow these steps to help ensure success:
- Start with straight cutting on a specific thickness, then ask yourself if the edge quality is acceptable. If not, adjust the feed rate.
- Ask if the internal and external features are dimensionally correct. If needed, adjust the kerf.
- Start the bevel cutting with a simple top knife bevel. Adjust the kerf, output angle, and feed rate if needed.
- Begin working with other types of bevels, such as top land, bottom land, X, K, and variable. After each, adjust the kerf, output angle, and feed rate if necessary.
Watch a recorded webinar hosted by SigmaTEK Project Manager, Bruce Renfro. In just 30 minutes you will learn all about:
- Common Bevel Cutting Problems
- Machine-Specific Issues
- Pre-cutting Steps for Success
- Best Practices
- Beveling Cutting Software
Those familiar with bevel cutting might be interested to learn how to apply corner loops. SigmaTEK’s own Jacob Diefenbacher demonstrates how quickly (less than 2 minutes) and easily (even Jacob can do it) this can be done using SigmaNEST.
Watch this short tutorial video to learn how.
When SigmaNEST worked with Williams Patent Crusher, a three hour bevel cutting process was slashed to a staggering three minutes using SigmaNEST.