Six New Thermwood Model 42s Shipping Out to the Same Customer

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Tags: CNC, CNC Router, Customer, Model 42

Six new Thermwood Model 42 3 Axis CNC Routers shipping out to the same customer. These six  will make the number over 30 Model 42s that this customer has purchased!
 
Six new Thermwood Model 42 3 Axis CNC Routers shipping out to the same customer. These six  will make the number over 30 Model 42s that this customer has purchased!
 

Six new Thermwood Model 42 3 Axis CNC Routers shipping out to the same customer. These six  will make the number over 30 Model 42s that this customer has purchased!

Video tour of the Model 42

Learn about the different aspects of the 3 Axis Model 42 and watch as it machines small tables in a machine-paced operation.

The Model 42 is a moving table, fixed gantry, CNC router primarily designed to machine low profile materials such as hardwoods, softwoods, fiberboard (MDF), particleboard, plastics and aluminum.

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Six new Thermwood Model 42 3 Axis CNC Routers shipping out to the same customer. These six  will make the number over 30 Model 42s that this customer has purchased!

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Thermwood LSAM 2020 Year in Review

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Dec 09, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Video, 3D printing, LSAM, Thermwood LSAM, LSAM MT, LSAM 1010, LSAM 1020, 2020, Review

LSAM_SeriesRV3_2020_mod.fw-1Thermwood LSAM 2020 - Year in Review

The last 12 months have seen an incredible level of disruption in all industries, fueled in large part by the coronavirus pandemic.  COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of the global economy, from manufacturing to supply chains to travel.

The additive industry wasn’t spared, with event cancellations and disruptions to regular business becoming the norm.  Thermwood pivoted in 2020 to continue our focus on innovation and development with our LSAM (Large Scale Additive Systems) line, and have made many new discoveries and advancements in our additive manufacturing program.

Below, we highlight some of the notable LSAM moments from 2020 that leaves us hopeful for the future of large scale additive manufacturing in 2021 and beyond:

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March 5th - Thermwood Announces Another New LSAM Model

Thermwood Introduces the LSAM 1010

To address the need for a lower cost enclosed additive machine, Thermwood developed the LSAM 1010. This system uses the walls from the larger LSAM systems with the gantry, control and sub-systems from the LSAM MT. 

The LSAM 1010 features a fixed 10 foot by 10 foot table. A single moving gantry carries both the print and trim heads as on the MT and, like the MT, it can both print and trim (but not at the same time). The print and trim heads on all Thermwood LSAMs are the same, so all machines can process virtually any reinforced composite thermoplastic materials available today.

With the introduction of the LSAM 1010, it became clear that Thermwood is committed to responding to customer requests and providing its industry-leading LSAM additive manufacturing technology in a variety of configurations to better fit varying customer requirements.


March 17th - Thermwood LSAM 1020 Quickly 3D Prints a Multi-Piece Foundry Pattern

 

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This was a great exercise to demonstrate the capabilities of an LSAM to quickly make a multi-piece foundry pattern out of ABS (20% carbon fiber fill). 

The pattern was printed on an LSAM 1020 in 6 hours and 40 minutes, and machined on a Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90 (because of other projects that were pending on the LSAM).

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June 25th - Thermwood Builds Massive Metalworking Machine to Increase LSAM Production

Thermwood Builds Massive Metalworking Machine to Increase LSAM Production

Thermwood designed, fabricated and put into operation the largest machine it has ever built. The metalworking machine, dubbed internally as the M400, weighs 51 Tons (103,000 pounds) and is mounted on a special isolated, double steel reinforced concrete pad. It has a 15 foot wide, 35 foot long floor level steel table that by itself weighs 21,000 pounds.

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August 27th - Thermwood LSAM MT VLP Prints a High Temperature Part

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In August, Thermwood demonstrated it's VLP (Vertical Layer Printing) capabilities on an LSAM MT 1010.  The high-temperature part was printed out of Techmer PM blended 25% carbon fiber filled PSU/PESU. 

Total print time for the project was 16 hours and 40 minutes, and the final weight of the part was 1,190 lbs.  The final part dimensions were 108.6" (x) x 33" (Y) x 45" (Z).

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September 17th - Thermwood and General Atomics Partner on Additive Tool with $50,000 Cost Savings

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In September, Thermwood partnered with General Atomics to produce a CNC trim tool.  The tool was printed from ABS (20% Carbon Fiber Filled) in 16 hours.  Total machining time was 32 hours.  The final part weighed 1,190 lbs, and represented a cost savings of around $50,000 when compared to traditional methods.

Total lead time for the part decreased from 6-8 weeks to less than 2 weeks by utilizing the powerful LSAM system.

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September 24th - Take a Tour of the Thermwood LSAM

LSAM INFO SPOT 1

Also in September, LSAM Product Manager, Scott Vaal, took us on an informative tour of the Thermwood LSAM.

In this tour, Scott explains all the different aspects of the Thermwood LSAM and provides insight into this unique solution for large scale additive manufacturing.  

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October 22nd - A New Approach to 3D Printing a Yacht Hull Mold

A New Approach to 3D Printing a Yacht Hull Mold

In October, Thermwood printed a several sections from a 51 foot long yacht hull mold to demonstrate how only a single mold may be needed for the manufacture of larger vessels, such as yachts. 

The printed sections of this test mold were made of carbon fiber reinforced ABS from Techmer PM. ABS was chosen because of its physical properties and relatively low cost compared to other reinforced thermoplastics

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Latest Cut Ready Update Expands the Capabilities of the Cut Ready Publisher and Much More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Dec 07, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, moldings, Cut Center Updates, Shapes, Publisher, Combination Cabinets, Options

With this latest update, we have expanded the capabilities of the Publisher beyond just sending your own custom cabinet designs to Cut Ready.  Now you have the ability to send Kitchen Layouts and Batch Lists too.

Now import kitchen layouts into Cut Ready Publisher

Finished Ends for Combination Cabinets

This part of the update completes the finished end options for frameless cabinets, which now adds a 2nd option for exposed ends.  Instead of applying a door or panel, choose to make it a finished end!

Cut Ready Updates - Exposed Ends

Moldings Updates

As requested by our users, we’ve added the ability to save molding jobs much like you do with cabinets, drawers, doors, etc.

Cut Ready Updates - Moldings

Shapes Updates

Also, as requested by users, we've added the ability to specify grain direction for your shapes.

Cut Ready Updates - Shapes

Cut Ready Interface

Enhancements and improvements to the user interface give it a more polished feel overall.

What are the Differences Between a Cut Center and a CNC Router?

Cut Center Intro Final Rev_1.0

 


Tour the Cut Ready Cut Center

Cut Center Components Walk Around Final Rev_2_0_trimmed.m4v

Design a Cabinet and Add it to the Job

Cut Center Cabinet Selection Final Rev_1_0

Cut Out a Cabinet Job

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Thermwood Model 45 5'x10' CNC Machining an Aluminum Sign

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Model 45, Video, Demonstrations, Machining

Watch a Thermwood Model 45 5'x10' Machine an Aluminum Sign

The Model 45 is a heavy-duty and versatile three axis CNC designed for composites, plastics, aluminum, cabinets, wood and nested base panels.  Available in either single or dual spindles with optional rotary axis. Available Table Sizes:  5'x'5, 5'x10', 5'x12', 6'x12' and 7'x12'

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Model 45 5'x10' CNC Router

Model 45 5'x10' CNC Router - Learn More


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eCabinet Systems Version 6.2.7 is now available

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, eCabinet Systems, software update, Announcements, Updated Features

eCabinet Systems Version 6.2.7 is now available

To install this latest version, please visit:


11/19/2020 - Fixes/Additions in version 6.2.7
  • Time extension (ADDED)
  • Constraints are being removed from drawer box (FIXED)
  • Full Dado for left side to deck construction does not allow constraints to be modified (FIXED)
  • Missing cabinets after adjusting material thickness (FIXED)
  • Corner cabinet door resizing wrong (FIXED)
  • When focus is on Item Window, the explode slider still moves (FIXED)
  • When editing name of a cabinet, the name does not automatically highlight when the dialog opens (FIXED)
  • When a slab door/drawer with banding is added from the Item Window, the nest label is missing banding info (FIXED)
  • When KD/RTA pattern is used for a partition to the top stretcher, the holes do not create correctly (FIXED)
  • Using Global Item Modification to change to a single sided material does not allow you to immediately change what is A side (FIXED)
  • Making a change to one cabinet applies the change to another cabinet in the layout (FIXED)
  • Formula for missing part is not staying after it is set (FIXED)
  • Depth constraint causes error message (FIXED)
  • Apply toe kick notch to none does not accept none after uncheck has toe (FIXED)
  • When a cabinet with specific settings, the top disappears and tenon is created in space (FIXED)
  • Cannot remove deck float value when bottom rail doesn't exist (FIXED)
  • Using upper corner cabinet, pocket screw inset values are reversed front and back (FIXED)
  • When cursor is in width, height, or depth, cabinet explode does not work correctly (FIXED)

Thermwood Model 45 5'x10' CNC Machining a Bar Stool Leg Using a Rotary Playback Device and Aggregate Tooling.

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Model 45, Video, Demonstrations, Machining

Watch a Thermwood Model 45 5'x10' Machine a Bar Stool Leg using an Optional Rotary Playback Device and aggregate tooling.

The Model 45 is a heavy-duty and versatile three axis CNC designed for composites, plastics, aluminum, cabinets, wood and nested base panels.  Available in either single or dual spindles with optional rotary axis. Available Table Sizes:  5'x'5, 5'x10', 5'x12', 6'x12' and 7'x12'

Model 45 C Axis Chair Leg

Model 45 5'x10' CNC Router

Model 45 5'x10' CNC Router - Learn More


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IWF Connect is happening now!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Trade Shows, Model 43, Model 45, Cut Ready, Cut Center, IWF, Model 42

Join us for demonstrations during IWF Connect week!Thermwood Model 42 dual table 5'x5'
IWF Connect is going on now! From Oct 26-30th, you can explore our product offerings, watch videos on different applications and see our live demonstrations each day.

 

Learn How Simple it is to Machine a Cabinet Job on the Cut Ready Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Oct 01, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, Demonstrations, Live Demonstrations, Web Demos, Info Spot, CNC Machine, Tour

Cut Ready Product Manager, Jody Wilmes, walks you through the simple steps of running a cabinet job on the Thermwood Cut Center. 

He also provides real-world examples of how the software helps guide you, even if you run into a problem...like breaking a tool.

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Check out some of our previous Cut Center Demo Videos:

Cut Center Intro Final Rev_1.0

CNC Router vs. Cut Center


Cut Center Components Walk Around Final Rev_2_0_trimmed.m4v

Tour the Cut Ready Cut Center


Cut Center Cabinet Selection Final Rev_1_0

How to Design a Cabinet and Add it to the Job


Cut Center Info Request

Take a Tour of the Thermwood LSAM

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Video, 3D printing, Additive, LSAM, LSAM 1020

Take a Tour of the Thermwood LSAM

LSAM Product Manager, Scott Vaal, takes you on an informative tour of the Thermwood LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing), a unique solution for large scale additive manufacturing.

LSAM is a complete system that can both print to near net shape and then machine the print to its net shape.  By far, the fastest way to 3D print large tools or parts.

LSAM INFO SPOT 1

Stay tuned for the next release in this exciting new series of videos from Thermwood!


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Info Spot #3 - Learn How to Design a Cabinet and Add it to the Job in Cut Ready

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, Demonstrations, Live Demonstrations, Web Demos, Info Spot, CNC Machine, Tour

Learn How to Design a Cabinet and Add it to the Job in Cut ReadyLearn how quick and easy it is to design and customize a cabinet in Cut Ready. Just select what you want and Cut Ready will make it!

Walk through the process of designing a cabinet, modifying its parameters (size, material, etc), and then adding it to the job.  

Cut Ready makes this process simple and walks you through each step of the way.  If you are ever unsure, simply press a button and a video will play showing you exactly what to do next.

Cut Center Cabinet Selection Final Rev_1_0

Check out the previous two Cut Ready Info Spot Videos


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