Achieving the perfect crease can greatly enhance the quality of your machine cutting projects. Here are three essential tips to help you master this technique:
Choose the correct wheel size: Selecting the appropriate wheel size is crucial for optimal results. For thinner materials like folding carton, a smaller wheel size, such as 15mm is best. For thicker materials, larger wheel sizes like 60mm or 150mm are more suitable. Utilizing the right wheel size ensures a clean and precise crease.
Choose the profile of the wheel according to the thickness of the material: The profile of the wheel is also related to the thickness of the material. Thinner materials require finer profiles, in this way the pressure is concentrated in a smaller area and the lines are more defined. On the contrary, thicker materials benefit from wider profiles since they make a wider channel that helps bend the material.
Vary parameters across and along the flute direction: To achieve the perfect crease, it's essential to adjust the parameters according to the flute direction. Since the material offers less resistance in flute direction, use lower values to avoid excessive deformation of the material. Instead, apply more pressure across the flute to ensure a well-defined crease.
In case you encounter issues such as dry and easily cracking material, consider the following solution. Making more than one pass with the cutting machine can help. This causes the material to be creased gradually and reduces the likelihood of cracking, resulting in a break-free fold.
By implementing these tips, you can enhance the quality of your Kongsberg machine cutting projects and achieve ideal creases and perforations. Remember to adapt the wheel size, quantity, and parameters based on the material thickness and flow direction. With practice and attention to detail, you'll master the art of creasing with precision and efficiency.
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