Zund Tools

METHODS

  • Register
    • Register uses camera recognition of material edges or printed features to orient the file to the stocks borders accurately. (Visually aligning a laser beam can also be used, rather than the camera.)
    • If using rectangular stock, model the stock to register to the edges of the stock (useful for multiple features cut from one piece of stock).
    • points or the center of other small features can be used to tell the machine where to find 1/4″ diameter black dots printed on the media.
    • (the X0, Y0 axes of the file can also be used to tell the machine where the right and front edges of the media are located).
    • When a layer with geometry is imported as a Register layer or another layer is converted to Register, the geometry will no longer be visible, but it is still there, represented by the offset from the origin.
  • Draw
    • Draw is an operation that uses a ball-point pen to plots curves.
    • vectors (open and closed).
    • fills/hatches.
  • Score
    • Score is a knife cut that goes partially into the material thickness (certain depth or percentage).
    • Uses vectors (open and closed).
  • Cut
    • Cut is a knife cut operation that goes through the material thickness.
    • Uses vectors (open and closed).
  • V-Cut
    • V-Cut is a knife operation that uses the VCT only, with the blade cutting at an angle on both sides of the curve. Angle must be set physically on the tool, as well as specified in Cut Center applications.
    • Uses Vectors (open and closed).
  • Bevel Cut
    • V-Cut is a knife operation that uses the VCT only, with the blade cutting at an angle on one side of the curve. Angle must be set physically on the tool, as well as specified in Cut Center applications.
    • Uses Vectors (open and closed)
  • Engrave
    • Engrave is a router cut that goes partially into the material thickness (certain depth or percentage).
    • vectors (closed).
      • create separate layers for shapes where the tool should stay to the inside versus outside the closed curve.
    • open vectors will cut to with the tool following the curve as a centerline.
  • Route
    • Route is a router cut that goes through the full material thickness.
    • vectors (closed).
      • create separate layers for shapes where the tool should stay to the inside versus outside the closed curve.

TOOLS

ToolUsage
Universal Cutting Tool (UCT)For most cutting operation
Electric Oscillating Tool (EOT)For most cutting operation
Pneumatic Oscillating Tool(POT)like EOT but with greater blade throw and faster oscillation, for thicker material
Universal Drawing Tool (UDT)For fabrics and fabric-like material
Driven Rotary Tool (DRT)For fabrics and fabric-like material
V-Cut Tool (VCT)For bevel-cut or v-cut with a foamcore less than 1/2″
Router Module (RMA)For routing metal, rigid board, or thick plastics

ToolTypical Material Other Material (Consult with a TA )Operation Method
UCTchipboard, museum board, bristol, basswood, cooper (score)Cut, Score
EOTfoamcorerubberCut, Score
UDTmuseumboard, bristol, chipboardcement boardDraw
POTrubber, basswood
Cut, Score
DRTfabric, thin paper, leather
Cut, Score
VCTfoamcore, museum board
V-Cut, Bevel Cut
RMAaluminum, copper, acrylicwood, foamRoute, Engrave