- Product Design & Engineering
- Parts Label Printing
- Optimizing & Machining
Highlighting Panel Processing Methods
Work cell or nesting?
Panel processing breaks down roughly into two approaches:
- The work cell, where you cut part blanks on a panel saw (everything from a CNC beam saw to a table saw) and then machine the blanks on a point-to-point machine
- Nested-based manufacturing, where the perimeter of the parts as well as the face machining are all done on a single CNC router.
CADCode is used by many different manufacturers making many different kinds of products, but the most common application is panel processing – wood, wood-composite, solid surface and panels made of other materials. With CADCode, you can use the work cell or nesting approach, or both – See side panel.
Check out the list of standard benefits:
- Control panel process manager to define all machining processes in your facility and to assign parts/jobs through all operations
- Import all manufacturing data from major cabinet design packages, DWG, DXF, XML, spreadsheet and data base files
- Mix and match multiple sources of data for true batch processing
- 100% ready-to-run code for saws, point-to-points, routers, and boring machines with largest machine control library in the industry
- Simultaneous code generation for multiple machine types
- Automatic one-step assignment of all tooling and tool paths
- Internal machine configuration module - every aspect of machine operations is defined, including drill head layout, router and tool diameters, tool changer, single, aggregate, or multi-axis tool ability, table and zone configurations, and G-code format
- Automatic optimization of drilling patterns
- On-the-fly part editing and automatic part rotation
- Automatic run-field control and handling of mirrored parts
CADCode’s ProductionMaster™ combines all of the components to control both nested-based and work-cell manufacturing for plants that operate a complex combination of machinery and production methods.