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Old 03-27-2018, 06:52:50 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I just thought of a creative idea on how to cut out gaskets.

As I was sitting down at the kitchen table watching my girlfriend with her new Cricut machine. She was cutting out thank you cards.

And then it hit me.

A person could use the Cricut for making Gaskets. Just photo copy your part onto the computer and upload it.

Has anybody tried it before and does it work??
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I forgot all about those Cricut machines. . .

Should work for Some Gaskets, but would depend on what gasket material you're making them out of as to whether it will cut them or not.

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Please enlighten the rest of the world, what is a cricut machine? I guess in my case at least the question is academic, as someone who does not even know what the thing is could hardly use the thing for some innovative purpose. Still, inquiring minds need to know. Is this some sort of conformable steel rule die, or what? It sounds more like something I would use to make crinkly French fries. Something tells me that is not the case.
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I had to look this up, actually looks pretty interesting, and if it can cut wood, I would think it could handle most gasket materials.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEJ7O1MPxgs
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A larger version is used in the auto industry for the upholstery cutting. Some are that clever that if you mark any flaws in the leather with a chalk then you feed in the patterns required it scans the complete hide first then decides which shapes get cut from where.
Saw this on an Ultimate Factories show and they showed this at Jaguar and Bentley.
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It was also featured on a "How it's made" TV show. Fascinating to watch it check out a hide, then cut the pattern in the most efficient manner! I believe it was done for the Saleen auto.
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Today we tried out the idea, and loaded up my gasket design onto the computer. And tried it out and it cut it to the same shape and size but it didn't cut deep enough. So then we did some research and found out that we needed a Deep Point blade to make it cut deeper. The gasket material was .8mm thick and we were only cutting .5mm thick, so with the new blade we gain enough to be able to cut up to 2.0mm thick. I will upload picture tonight when we try out the new blade. Possibly make a video and put it onto You Tube. I will post a link to it if I make a video.

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It may struggle with Asbestos too, not to mention being useless on anything with wire reinforcing mesh in it,

but should be fine for thinner gasket materials.



---------- Post added at 07:48:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:45:16 PM ----------

Something else it should be good at is silk-screen-printing masks.

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Sadly, the OP of this thread never came back with a follow up, but I came across this on the youtube feed this evening, looks like it works great, hopefully some one gets some benefit from this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hejUzvfGuY8
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