CutMaster 2D Tutorials
Go to Options/Bands.
The following window appears:
Edge Band Types
These band types can be used in the program to indicate edge banding of parts.
As soon as a band is entered in the Band Manager window, it can be used in the program.
Entering Edge Banding Data In the Parts List
When entering the parts data in the Parts List, edge banding data can be entered, too.
Fields BL and BW represent the banding of length and width edges, respectively. The value represents the number of edges to be banded. In the example below, the part will be banded on one of the shorter edges, and on both longer edges. The type of band to be used is ABS.
Entering parts data with edge banding information
When the part is entered, its data can be modified directly in the Parts list. Each edge can have a different type of band applied.
Each edge can have a different type of band
This is what this part will look like on the cutting layout:
Part on the cutting layout
It has a - mark to show that it is to be banded with the Regular band, which is 2mm thick. The length (entered as 50.5 in the part list) has been reduced to 50.3, which is exactly the original width minus the band thickness. This way, the final part width (after banding) will be 50.5, as required. The width (65) is marked with **, which means it will be banded with the ABS band type on both sides. The ABS is very thin, so it does not have to be included in the calculation - its thickness has been set to 0 in the Band Manager.
All banding costs are being calculated and included in the Report for each of the band types used.
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