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by iMac1943
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Cutting out a rectangle
Replies: 9
Views: 3533

Re: Cutting out a rectangle

Thank you Clive.
Seen the small quantity needed per week, it has no sense to invent something expensive. I think that 4 cheap lasers will help to decrease the time for setting up the sizes.
Regards,
Luc
by iMac1943
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Cutting out a rectangle
Replies: 9
Views: 3533

Re: Cutting out a rectangle

I don't know. A simple laser from Bosch costs 53 euro (http://www.bosch-quigo.com/gb/en/product/the+quigo.html) 2 are installed fix (the zero x and zero y) 2 others are movable (on a rail above the table). Let's say that on the table there is a ruler. You must be able to position the movable laser t...
by iMac1943
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Cutting out a rectangle
Replies: 9
Views: 3533

Re: Cutting out a rectangle

Common sense won. Back to where we were. Let's say you have to cut 30 pieces per week and you want to cut them all on one day, but you have different sizes. Pointing out the sizes takes most of the time. Cutting goes quick. I was thinking, can one work with 4 laser beams that project 4 lines on the ...
by iMac1943
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Cutting out a rectangle
Replies: 9
Views: 3533

Re: Cutting out a rectangle

Tomorrow I have a meeting with my boss concerning his proposal to cut fabric by CNC. I am convinced that it is a bad idea because the quantity to be made per week is very low. As Husky said: one have to start a cost-benefit analysis. That is always the first thing one has to do. I'll ask him how man...
by iMac1943
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: From cad to cam to machine
Replies: 2
Views: 7841

Re: From cad to cam to machine

Thank you Andrew, I started an other question here:
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=3991&p=14522#p14522
Can you see there what the question is and what the reply?

Regards,
Luc
by iMac1943
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Cutting out a rectangle
Replies: 9
Views: 3533

Re: Cutting out a rectangle

Hi Clive, thank you for your triple. What do you think about my answer to Husky?

Regards,
Luc
by iMac1943
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Cutting out a rectangle
Replies: 9
Views: 3533

Re: Cutting out a rectangle

Hi Husky, thank you for your reply. And what you are asking and suggesting is 100% correct. It concerns a small company, they cut maybe 10 pieces per day. Two sheets, one cut. As you see it's really small business. I told the owner that it is a bad idea, but he doesn't want to listen. That's why I n...
by iMac1943
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Cutting out a rectangle
Replies: 9
Views: 3533

Re: Cutting out a rectangle

IMG_1528 copy.jpg This is the current situation (see fig 1) we have to pull the fabric over the table, switch on the vacuum. We then have to measure length and width we need and with a cutter as shown here we cut the fabric to the right size. Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 13.24.28.png This is a lot of ...
by iMac1943
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Cutting out a rectangle
Replies: 9
Views: 3533

Re: Cutting out a rectangle

Thank you for your answer.

Give me 1 hour, I'll come back here with more details.

Luc
by iMac1943
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: Cutting out a rectangle
Replies: 9
Views: 3533

Cutting out a rectangle

I have no idea where on this forum I have to ask my question. I have textile on big roles. I have a table with vacuüm to hold the textile on place. With a cutterknife I have to cut out a rectangle (to make sheets for beds). Is this easily to do with cad - cam - cnc? What exactly do I need, which pro...
by iMac1943
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: QCAD 'How Do I' Questions
Topic: From cad to cam to machine
Replies: 2
Views: 7841

From cad to cam to machine

Can one go from QCAD to a CAM program (any suggestion for Mac?) and finaly to the computer on a cnc router?
Your advice please.

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