Mahinery & Tooling
Routers & Tooling
and Model 45). Their 5-Axis CNC routers handle trimming
of thermoformed parts, molds and composite machining
(Model 67 and Model 90). They also offer the
Model 70 and Model 77, which are primarily used for
large scale plastic work.
Their machines can work with a wide variety of materials
including Starboard®, P VC, HDPE, polyethylene,
polypropylene, PETE, LDPE, PP, PS (Styrofoam), polycarbonate,
acrylic, nylon and more.
Some of the basic tooling they recommend are: for
trimming operations/sheet operations - single “O” flute
up-spiral is used for chip evacuation. For Finishing – 2-
or 3-flute slow helix up-spiral is re commended. For Composites,
they recommend solid PCD or diamond-coated
tooling and for fiberglass they recommend using a burr
style bit for best results.
Their CNC experts are ready to evaluate your production
needs to help determine how you can reduce costs
and increase efficiency. They also offer free live demonstrations
of their equipment and software using your application
and product details. This can help identify
inefficiencies and areas of your current process that their
machines could help improve.
For more information, contact Duane Marrett,
Thermwood Corp oration, 904 Buffaloville Rd., Dale, IN
47523, 800-533-6901, E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.thermwood.com.
Plastic Working Machinery
Castaly Machine offers reliable and affordable quality
panel – beam saws for plastics. Cutting large panels
quickly and efficiently is a necessity in today’s competitive
markets. Super-duty 20 to 25 hp NC / Computer
Panel Saw with pusher or gripper feed has the capacity
to cut panels quickly, easily, and accurately. The Computer Panel Saw
high efficiency automatic
feed system, reduced
cycle time and perfect square cutting accuracy.
The automatic gripper feed system is driven by a 2 hp
AC servo motor for accuracy within 0.001" and 100 ~ 330
FPM high feeding performance. The controller can be online
at the office with a personal computer through a RS-
232 interface or USB to download cutting information.
The setting data can also be printed out.
Equipped with touch control screen for convenient operations
eliminating the problem of dust contamination.
Featuring a self-diagnostic function provided with comprehensive
probable cause of error and detailed troubleshooting
guide allowing the operator to easily correct
problems. The scoring blade may be laterally adjusted for
a burr-free cut or vertically adjusted for proper cut. A 2
hp AC motor drives the saw carriage with variable speeds
changed by frequency control 16 ~ 495 FPM with retract
400 FPM speed. The table surfaces are covered with Bakelite
or rubber rollers to prevent scratching of the panel
during feeding. The base is welded from cold rolled steel
plate offering rugged construction.
Castaly also offers
reliable and affordable
that suit a
variety of applications
such as router,
laser, plasma, oscillating
and boring. These
machines are specifically
designed for cabinetry, closets, signs, and plastic applications
for small to large-sized companies.
Their featured tools are engineered to be multi-functional
while providing the best quality and adaptability.
Their technician team provides machine installation and
onsite/remote (Zoom app) operation training per customer
request. They also carry a large inventory of spare
For more information, contact Jeff Ou, Castaly Industries
Corp., 637 Vineland Ave., La Puente, CA 91746, 626-968-6330, Fax: 626-336-2890, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Canada Branch: 956 Rue André-Liné, Granby, QC
J2J 1E2 CANADA, 450-372-3876, Web: www.castalymachine.com.
GEISS AG, a worldwide leader in technology, quality
and performance, manufactures trimming and vacuumforming
machines that can be configured exactly to
meet the customer’s specific requirements.
Depending on the customer’s specific application, the
GEISS machine can be produced in any nominal size and
delivered with and in any combination of the more than
100 options to meet any need in terms of the materials
to be processed as well as the capacity requirement They
are able to deliver a full range of features to result in
equipment best suited for any need starting at basic
manually loaded, semi-automation all the way up to
fully-automatic operations The idea is to be able to deliver
the most cost effective solution for meeting a full
range of requirements regardless of product size or the
material type being processed, at any production capacity
within a wide range of their clients and budget.
Geiss has now introduced the market to a fully integrated
forming and trimming solution. Thye now offer
to configure their forming and trimming machines together
with an integrated six-axis robot that allows for
a full-automatic solution. The user can start with palletized
sheet material and without human intervention,
get out the finished parts because all the handling between
forming, trimming is done automatically. Addition
further operations such as management of the
scrap and dust and chip mitigation, or part inspection
with vision systems can be integrated. Geiss already
offered automatic exchange of sheet material and
Despite the possibility to run in a fully automated configuration
both the vacuum forming and trimming machines
can be run independently of each other without
the use of the robot.
Cycle times can be balanced between the thermoforming
and the trimming processes by using multiples of the
machines of either type together with robotic integration
to reach an ideal configuration.
For more information, contact Michael J. Roche, Geiss
LLC, 42 Ozick Drive, Unit 6, Durham, CT 06422, 203-988-
9426, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.geiss-ttt.com.
design to one
of this industry’s
and waste material
of wood, plastics, solid surface particles and many
others from the manufacturing process. A main feature
of their systems is the financial benefits received by way
of their internal air return process. No air, whether it is
heated or cooled, is discharged outdoors, greatly reducing
your facilities monthly utility costs. Their units are
both durable & affordable, costing substantially less than
conventional cyclone systems and are 100% Made In The
U.S. The rugged "Strong Leg System" features eleven-gauge
steel ensuring secure installation with only two
sets of nuts and bolts. This extends the useful life of their
equipment while maintaining superior acoustic dampening.
The product line consists of eleven models and
rotary air lock unloaders, units equipped from 3 to 25 HP
T.E.F.C. blower motors depending on the model. Single
phase and other voltages are available. Every unit has a
unique baffling system that forces the collection bags to
fill evenly and a unique latch system that offers quick
access to the impeller. The standard anti-static upper
cloth filters bags are designed to decrease airflow resistance,
increase airflow and dust extraction, and significantly
lower pressure drop differentials. Fire suppression
systems are available.
Through their sister companies they also design and
manufacture custom central dust collection systems for
your entire facility and are one of the largest stocking
suppliers of dust collection spiral pipe, fittings and accessories
for industrial ventilation, dust and fume collection
in the U.S.
For more information, contact Bryan Murphy, DustTechnology.
com, 100 Ashburton Ave., Woburn, MA 01801, 800-
322-0070/781-938-8755, E-mail: sales@DustTech.com, Web:
www.DustTechnology.com and www.Dustpipe.com.
Cutting & Milling Tools
Hufschmied offers a range of tooling specifically designed
for milling plastics. With plastic materials it
is crucial to keep the milling temperature as low as possible.
This can be achieved with tools from their Universal-Line and Sharp-Line.
Depending on your requirements
machinery, the solution
to your processing problem
offers you a choice
of one, two or three-flute
Hufschmied tools are
designed to minimize
burr formation and provide
a quality edge finish
at high feed rates
minimizing secondary operations.
When it comes to cutting thermoset the avoidance of
burr formation is critical to a high-quality edge finish.
and Proto-Line are
well suited for this
category of materials.
For the processing
of PMMA, cast or extruded,
the Frasen Per
Plex product range of
cutters produce a mirror-
like surface finish
without the need for
tools or any other polishing
action. When working acrylics, milling cutters and
drills need to produce sharply defined cutting edges. For this
approach, Hufschmied supplies the FPE tool system with a
single-step roughing and finishing cycle producing these very
sharply defined edges. For polycarbonate and PET their Sharp-
Line will provide a sooth finish with long tool life.
For more information, contact Steve Holbrook, Hufschmied
USA, 42 Ozick Drive, Unit 6, Durham CT 06422,
419-341-6337, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web:
grind tooth style and
specially engineered side
clearances make Forrest
tipped No-Melt blades the
perfect choice for cutting
single or multiple stacked
sheets of plastic without
chipping or melting.
The No-Melt blade is just
one of the many award-winning general-, special- and
custom-purpose blades and dados offered by Forrest
Manufacturing, a family-owned business for more than
50 years. All Forrest blades are manufactured in the U.S.
to exacting standards, using proprietary grinding techniques
and hand straightening. The result is exceptional
perimeter concentricity, an astonishing +/- .001” side
runout and super fine-tooth grind for smooth, quiet and
The No-Melt blade is no exception. Its numerous teeth
allow fast feeding of brittle acrylics. Super-hard C-4
micro grain carbide tips ensure 50 to 300 percent longer
life between sharpenings. The No-Melt blade is available
in 7” to 20” diameters with 60 to 120 teeth. It is particularly
appropriate for cutting acrylics, Delrins®, ABS,
styrenes, PVC, and high- and low-melt nylons. Forrest
blades come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Factory
sharpening services for all makes of carbide tipped
circular blades is also available.
Forrest also offers their Duraline blades available in different
tooth styles to meet different needs. The TCG for
plastic cuts smoother than No-Melt due to narrower
clearance angles. Use #11 TCG to prevent chipping edge
of acrylic sheet. Also keep blade height low if on table
saw. Made with double-hard C-4 Submicron Carbide for
longer life between sharpenings.
For more information, contact Jay Forrest, Forrest
Manufacturing Company, 457 River Road, Clifton, NJ
07014, 800-733-7111, Web: www.forrestblades.com.