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!


LSAM Info Request

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


Cut Center Info Request

Info Spot #2 - Take a Tour of the Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jul 30, 2020

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

Take a Tour of the Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center

With this second Info Spot video, Jody Wilmes (Cut Ready Product Manager), takes you on a walk-around tour of the Cut Ready Cut Center to help you learn more about the different aspects of this powerful machine.  

Jody provides an in-depth look and explanation of the features of the Cut Center and how every component has been designed to help make it easy to operate and maintain. 

Cut Center Components Walk Around Final Rev_2_0_trimmed.m4v

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


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Thermwood Honored with Indiana Governor's 2020 Half Century Business Award

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Indiana, Half Century Award

Thermwood Honored with Indiana Governor's 2020 Half Century Business AwardToday, Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb honored 76 Indiana companies and organizations with the 2020 Governor's Century or Half Century Business Award.

Thermwood is proud to be among the honorees for our over 50 years of business in Indiana, starting in 1969.  This award honors Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for more than 50 or 100 consecutive years for their longevity and service to their employees, community and the state.

"It is an honor to recognize Hoosier business leaders who have been creating quality career opportunities for Hoosiers and running their businesses in Indiana for more than 50 or 100 years," Gov. Holcomb said. 'Through a strong dedication to their employees, their businesses and their communities, these companies exemplify the pioneering spirit and perseverance that will keep Indiana on the path to success for centuries to come."

The Governor's Century and Half Century Business Awards honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive years and have demonstrated a commitment to community service. More than 1,560 Indiana companies have been recognized during the award's 29-year history.

Thermwood Honored with Indiana Governor's Half Century Award

About Thermwood Corporation

Thermwood is a US based, multinational, diversified CNC machinery manufacturer that markets its products and services through offices in 11 countries. Thermwood is the oldest manufacturer of highly flexible 3 & 5 axis high-speed machining centers known as CNC routers.

Thermwood has also become the technology and market leader in large scale additive manufacturing systems for thermoplastic composite molds, tooling, patterns and parts with its line of LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing) machines that both 3D print and trim on the same machine. These are some of the largest and most capable additive manufacturing systems ever produced and are marketed to major companies in the aerospace, marine, automotive and foundry industries as well as military, government and defense contractors.

What is the difference between a CNC Machine and a Cut Center?

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jul 16, 2020

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

Helpful Insight When Choosing an Automated Solution

Jody Wilmes (Cut Ready Product Manager), helps you understand the differences between the Cut Center and a regular CNC machine.

Jody provides an in-depth look at what it takes to successfully operate each machine, and lists some of the additional expenses and things to consider when shopping for an automated solution for your application.

Cut Center Intro Final Rev_1.0


Take a Tour of the Cut Ready Cut Center

Take a walk-around tour of the Cut Ready Cut Center to help you learn more about the different aspects of this powerful machine.   Jody provides an in-depth look and explanation of the features of the Cut Center and how every component has been designed to help make it easy to operate and maintain. 

Cut Center Components Walk Around Final Rev_2_0_trimmed.m4v

How to Design a Cabinet and Add it to the Job in Cut Ready

Learn 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!

Cut Center Cabinet Selection Final Rev_1_0

Please click here to check out our other Cut Ready Info Spot Videos


Cut Center Info Request

What Some of Our Cut Center Owners Are Saying...

See What Our Cut Center Owners Are Saying About how Their Machines Have Improved Their Business.

 

Latest Cut Ready Update Adds the Combination Feature to Bath Cabinets

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Bath Cabinets, Combination Cabinets, Options

Cut Ready’s Bath cabinets now have the option to combine into one larger combination cabinet.  We successfully introduced this feature several months ago for kitchens and are expanding it to include bath cabinets too.  As customers have found, there are many benefits with combination cabinets over the traditional single cabinet layouts.

Some Benefits:

  • Less material & expendables (labels, tooling, etc.)
  • Less parts to sort, assemble, edge band or potentially damage
  • Increased cabinet space
  • Better grain matching
  • Easier to level/straighten one cabinet vs. multiple cabinets
  • Reduced labor and overhead
  • Increased profits

Latest Cut Ready Update Adds the Combination Feature to Bath Cabinets

To Access this Feature:

As you select options to make your bath cabinets, you will eventually be asked this question:

Latest Cut Ready Update Adds the Combination Feature to Bath Cabinets

Note:  This is an unusually large update and will require time to download.  Continue using the system as you normally would while it is downloading. 

Shutting the machine down will not cause any harm.  The system will continue downloading when it is turned back on.

What Some of Our Cut Center Owners Are Saying...

See What Our Cut Center Owners Are Saying About how Their Machines Have Improved Their Business.

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Coming Soon! Info Spot Virtual Demonstrations from Thermwood

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Model 43, Model 90, Model 45, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, Demonstrations, Live Demonstrations, LSAM, Cut Ready 43, Web Demos, Coming Soon, Info Spot

New Plans to Connect With Customers

With IWF cancelled for 2020 - Thermwood has put new plans into place to connect with our customers who won't get to see us live in Atlanta.

We are currently working to produce a series of Info Spot videos featuring our Cut Ready Cut Center, 3 Axis and 5 Axis CNC routers and LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing Systems) that highlight the capabilities of each, in addition to giving tips and tricks to help with tooling and fixturing.

Thermwood Info Spot Virtual Demo Videos Coming Soon!

The Thermwood team is always available to consult in the form of web demos/videos and time studies.  We are also ready to welcome customers to our Dale, Indiana, headquarters for in-person demonstrations, or use the web to stream live demonstrations if preferred.

Thermwood is Open For Business

Thermwood is open for business, and ready to demo your projects on our machines to prove our CNC equipment can machine customer applications more efficiently and with a significant cost savings.

Thermwood is open for business, and ready to demo your projects on our machines to prove how our CNC equipment can machine customer applications more efficiently and with a significant cost savings.


See Our Machines in Action Without a Trade Show

At IWF, we had planned to demonstrate three of our machines.  First, our Cut Ready Cut Center, which allows users to make virtually anything a cabinet shop would want to make, with no programming required.

Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center

We were also planning to show the heavy-duty Model 45 (composites, plastics, nested base, aluminum, non-ferrous metal and wood) and the high-performance Model 43.

Thermwood MultiPurpose Model 45 5'x10'


Thermwood CabinetShop 43 5'x10' with Optional Labeling System and Unload Rake


See the Cut Center in action in our upcoming Info Spot videos!The Cut Center would really have been the star of our show. Once people see it in action, and understand how easy it is to operate, they love it.   The machine control actually walks the operator through the entire process, using a touch-screen interface to easily select and configure what they want to make.   

It also keeps track of all maintenance items (lubrication, tooling, filters, etc.), and handles selecting the correct tool and nesting the sheets for maximum efficiency. It also automatically prints labels for each part, as well as a diagram to apply them.

Info Spot Videos Coming Soon - Stay Tuned!

With this in mind, our first round of videos, or Info Spots will feature the Cut Center, and walk viewers through everything from understanding the differences between the Cut Center and a regular CNC router to operating the machine and selecting and cutting out cabinets.

Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the first in this new series of videos from Thermwood!


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Thermwood Builds Massive Metalworking Machine to Increase LSAM Production

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, LSAM, M400

Thermwood has 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.

Thermwood Builds Massive Metalworking Machine to Increase LSAM Production

The massive steel gantry, mounted on parallel walls, moves on four steel rails. It also has a unique feature in that it can be moved up and down by four feet. The Z Axis, mounted on the gantry, has an additional 4 feet of servo travel so that, it is possible to machine parts up to eight foot tall. Moving the entire gantry instead of using an eight foot Z axis results in reduced overhang and significantly higher rigidity and higher quality machined surfaces.

The five axis liquid cooled metalworking head can generate up to 40 HP at speeds up to 20,000 RPM. The Live Load, which is the parts of the machine that move under servo control, weighs 18 Tons, (36,000 pounds). 

Thermwood Builds Massive Metalworking Machine to Increase LSAM Production

The machine is controlled by Thermwood’s Quad Core SuperControl, the same Thermwood designed and built CNC control used on its CNC routers and LSAM systems. This machine is, by far, the largest and heaviest machine built by Thermwood to date and is intended for its own internal production use.

Thermwood Builds Massive Metalworking Machine to Increase LSAM Production

Thermwood has no plans to offer this type of machine for sale, but instead has found that its own increasing demand for large part machining, especially to support growing demand for its LSAM, large scale additive manufacturing machines, required this extraordinary effort. Although the design concept has been in the works for several years, it required about eight months to complete the project and place the machine into production.

Thermwood Builds Massive Metalworking Machine to Increase LSAM Production

About Thermwood Corporation

Thermwood is a US based, multinational, diversified CNC machinery manufacturer that markets its products and services through offices in 11 countries. Thermwood is the oldest manufacturer of highly flexible 3 & 5 axis high-speed machining centers known as CNC routers.

Thermwood has also become the technology and market leader in large scale additive manufacturing systems for thermoplastic composite molds, tooling, patterns and parts with its line of LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing) machines that both 3D print and trim on the same machine. These are some of the largest and most capable additive manufacturing systems ever produced and are marketed to major companies in the aerospace, marine, automotive and foundry industries as well as military, government and defense contractors.


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New Thermwood Production Breakroom

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Tags: Thermwood

Thermwood has recently completed a second break room for our production employees. This new addition is located inside our 60,000 production facility, and includes both men's and women's restrooms, a drinking fountain and utility closet.
 
Employees who work in this area now have a nearby place to eat lunch and take their breaks. 
 New Thermwood Production Breakroom
 
New Thermwood Production Breakroom
 
New Thermwood Production Breakroom
 
New Thermwood Production Breakroom

Thermwood 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Jun 10, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Scholarship, 2020

Thermwood is proud to announce that we will be awarding six scholarships to dependents of associates for the Class of 2020. Each recipient will receive a $2,000 renewable scholarship. 

Since the introduction of these renewable scholarships, Thermwood has awarded over $200,000 to students wishing to further their education. 

Cody-1

Cody Frakes is the son of Dawn Tullis of Santa Claus, IN and Jonathan Frakes.  He is a graduate of Heritage Hills High School. 

He has been a member of Beta Club, Rock/Paper/Scissors Club, Yearbook Staff and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).  Cody was a member of the 2019 State Finalist Team and also received Academic All-State for Football. 

He plans to study at Indiana University in the fall.

 

 

 

 

HannahSchnuck-1Hannah Schnuck is the daughter of Greg and Janie Schnuck of Santa Claus, IN.  She is a graduate of Heritage Hills High School. 

She has been involved in Beta Club, Student Council and Pep Club.  Hannah participated in Feed My Starving Children and coached 7th grade volleyball.  She was part of the Patriot Volleyball team and received Volleyball All-Conference PAC 2018/2019 and Volleyball All-State 1st Team 2019. 

Hannah plans to attend Indiana University to study Business Management. 



Jordan Yates-1Jordan Yates is the daughter of Seth and Angie Yates of Lynnville, IN.  She is a graduate of Tecumseh High School. 

She has been involved in Drama Club, Art Club, Tribe and President of National Honor Society.  Jordan was a member of the Varsity Swim and Golf team.  She also was a member of the THS Dinner Theatre and the THS production of “The Little Mermaid”.  She is the recipient of the Rising Star of Indiana award, Top Ten and ETFCU $5,000 Ted Hitch Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Jordan plans to attend University of Louisville for Biochemistry.

HaleyMcDaniel-1Haley McDaniel is the daughter of Jason and Tammy McDaniel of Lynnville, IN.  She is a graduate of Tecumseh High School. 

She has been involved in the Drama Department, Art Club, Academic Team, Marching Band, Drum Major, Pep Band and Concert Band. 

Haley plans to continue her education at Ivy Tech Community College.

 

 

 

AddisonFella-1Addison Fella is the daughter of Audrie and Michael Leisman of Tell City, IN.  She is a graduate of Tell City High School. 

She was president of the Pep Club, a member of the Spanish and Advocate Club.  Addison participated on the high school Volleyball and Basketball teams.  She was also involved on traveling Volleyball and Softball teams.  She also received All Conference PAC for Volleyball.  

Addison will continue her education and Volleyball career at IU South Bend this fall, and pursue a degree in Exercise Science.

 

 

IanTreat-1Ian Treat is the son of Ryan and Alison Treat of Ferdinand, IN.  He is a graduate of Forest Park High School. 

Ryan was a member of SADD, Builders Club and Baseball Club K-8.  He also participated in High School Baseball and Football. 

Ian plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College to join the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Program.  

 

Thermwood would like to congratulate all seniors of the Class of 2020 and wish them the very best in their future studies and endeavors!