- Polyboard will output the drawing of each part
- You then take a panel saw and from a sheet cut out each part
- Each part is put on the CNC one at a time
- Vacuum pods hold the part in place
- The machine turns around the part adding the machining for your panel fittings, drawer sliders, hinges and so on
- You do not need a panel or CNC saw
- A nesting machine will have a vacuum bed or table to hold the panel in place
- You put the whole panel on the CNC machine
- The machine cuts each part out of the panel and applies all the machining to each part
Polyboard still outputs a file for each part. But these files are first put through dedicated nesting software (like our OptiNest solution) or directly into CAM software that has the ability to nest the parts onto the sheet size.
Once nested on the sheet, your CAM software produces a machine file to tell the CNC what to do with that drawing, so how to cut out each part and of course how to machine each part (including which tools to use and when).
So the minimum configuration you need is Polyboard with nesting CAM software. Again, Polyboard comes with a range of brand specific and generic DXF post processors to link up with virtually any CNC.
Click here to find a list of Polyboard post processors and CNC integrations.