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Cutter is shrinking pieces

when cutting the pieces they are about 1/8" smaller all around. No shrink on pattern. looks as if buffer was applied, no buffer applied to marker. 

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  • VasylVasyl Posts: 1,203 ✭✭✭
    edited May 27
    Is there same issue with paper of film what cover spread?
  • MuhammadOwaisMuhammadOwais Posts: 393 ✭✭✭
    Hi @rudyc1212
    There could be multiple reasons for that. Check the following areas in AccuMark for shrinkage:

    1. Check in the Model



    2. Check in the Order


    3. Check the Marker Plot parameter


    4. Check the Cutter Parameter


    5. if all of the above are correct, then It might be due to wrong calibration of the Plotter (if Manual cutting) or Scaling at Cutter (if Auto Cutting)...

    Regards,
    Owais...
    I'm a Cutting CAD Room Specialist and Technology Enthusiast...
  • whitestarwhitestar Posts: 41
    I am having a similar issue with our plotter (we are manual cutting) not being calibrated correctly.  How do we resolve an issue such as this?

  • VasylVasyl Posts: 1,203 ✭✭✭
    whitestar сказав:
    I am having a similar issue with our plotter (we are manual cutting) not being calibrated correctly.  How do we resolve an issue such as this?

    The best way - calibrate the plotter.
    If the plotter hasn't calibration feature then use Scaling in P-Marker/Piece-Plot
  • andego1986andego1986 Posts: 39
     is this happening on a plotter & also the cutter ? On the cutter ,Depending on the type of material you are using, the vacuum of the cutter can play a significance part in the shrinking of the cut patterns. A lot depends on  the material type, the depth of the lay, the power of the vacuum. These need to be considered & tested before production, There is an allowance for shrinkage in the settings. if this is happening on the plotter check the X,Y scale  
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