Thermwood Cut Center Updated Features!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, May 04, 2016

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Updated Features, News

Latest Update Summary

We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center.  Our latest update now gives you:

  • The ability to create stair stringers and free-standing stairs
  • Merge materials for a more efficient nest
  • Specify whether your material is sheet stock or board stock (with a whole host of options for each type)
  • Add sheets as off-fall even if they weren't created from the Cut Center
  • Resize the height on face frame base cabinets (while maintaining proper drawer front heights).

Stair Stringers

The Cut Center now has the ability to create Stair Stringers, and free-standing stairs. 

Stair Stringers are now available in the Thermwood Cut Center

Stair Stringers are now available in the Thermwood Cut Center

Stair Stringers are now available in the Thermwood Cut Center

Merge Materials

This ability originated with the stair stringers development (you can nest treads, risers or stringers out of the same material, providing a more efficient nest), and this solution was so useful that it was implemented throughtout the entire system.

You may now merge materials to nest treads, risers or stringers out of the same material.

You may now merge materials to nest treads, risers or stringers out of the same material.

New Material Properties

We’ve updated the materials page to allow the user to specify whether their material is Sheet Stock or Board Stock (which affects direction of cut, feed speeds, and cut depths).  This allows you to make Solid Wood Drawer Boxes.

You can also specify if your material has identical sides (such as premium plywood), or if they are different (such as melamine that has 2 colors).  In the melamine scenario, the Cut Center will maintain all of one color to the inside of the cabinets.

For users who do not use material with grain (melamine, mdf, etc.), you can now turn grain off, resulting in a more efficient nest.

You may now speicfy whether your material is sheet stock or board stock.

Add Off-Fall Sheets not created in Cut Ready

Prior to this update, you could only add off-fall created from previous jobs by using a barcode and scanner.  This update allows you to add rectangular off-fall that was not created from the Cut Ready system, and use it just like you would regular off-fall.

You may now add rectangular off-fall that was not created through Cut Ready to your job.

Resize the Height on Frace Frame Base Cabinets

We now allow users to change the height of Face Frame Base Cabinets while maintaining proper Drawer Front Heights.

You can now change the height of farce frame base cabinets while maintaining proper drawer front heights.

About the Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and much more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required.

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Thermwood Heavy-Duty High-Performance Model 45 Videos

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Tags: Thermwood, High Performance, Model 45, Video, 2016, Heavy Duty

dual_spindle_m45_lg.jpgThe Thermwood Multi-Purpose 45 is a heavy-duty, high-performance three axis CNC router available in either single or dual spindles with optional rotary axis used in the machining of cabinets, solid wood, millwork, phenolic, display fixtures and much more.

Features of the Model 45:

  • Fixed table sizes from 5'x5' to 7'x12'
  • Optional Rotary Axis
  • Moving Gantry
  • Single or Dual 12P HSD Spindle (3,000-24,000RPM)
  • 4 Position Bar Style Automatic Tool Changer
  • Optional Single or Dual 18HP HSD Spindle Available
  • Optional 5-Position At-the-Head AutomaticTool Changer Available
  • Optional Nemi Pod System Available
  • Automatic Lubrication (optional)
  • QCore SuperControl
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor (optional)
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support   

 

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What Our Customers Are Saying About the Thermwood Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Tags: Thermwood, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, 2016, Testimonials

Thermwood's Award Winning Cut Ready Cut Center is an all-new alternative to traditional CNC routers for making custom cabinets and furniture with NO programming.  

Here we present videos featuring four new Thermwood Cut Center owners and their impressions of the machine and its capabilities.

Take a listen to Michael Bednark of Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY, John Allan of Arkansas Wood Doors in Pottsville, AR, Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking in Lenexa, KS and Peter Bruno of Cabinet Technologies in El Mirage, AZ as they discuss their new Cut Centers and what the machine is going to do for each business. 



About The Cut Ready Cut Center

Operate as a Cut Center with NO Programming or as a Traditional CNC Router, running programs generated with virtually any CNC software.

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2016 Thermwood Dealer Conference

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Dealer Conference, Tech Con, CAM Automatizacion, AAI, Carbon Studio, skf enterprises, 2016

We recently held our 2016 Dealer Conference at our headquarters in Dale, IN. The purpose of this annual event is to get all of our domestic and international dealers together in round-table informative sessions to discuss sales strategies and also to present the exciting changes and new products we plan to release in the next year.

Of course, the conference isn't all work and no play!  It also gives everyone a chance to socialize and catch up on news, as well as the opportunity to award our top sellers special prizes at the awards dinner. 

This year, our top dealership was Automation Associates, Inc.  Second and third places went to Tech Con and S.K.F. Enterprises.  The award for the dealership with the Most Improved Sales for 2015 went to Cam Automatizacion.  The award for top International Sales went to Carbon Studio/AP Group, LLC out of Russia.  Congratulations, guys!

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1st Place AAI

Pictured above are: (l-r) Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood), Mark Drone (Automation Associates, Inc) and Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood).


2nd Place Tech Con

Pictured above are: (l-r) Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood), Glenn Suss (Tech Con), Robert Vollmer (Tech Con) and Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood).


3rd Place S.K.F. Enterprises

Pictured above (l-r) are: Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood), Brent East (Accepting for Dave White of S.K.F. Enterprises) and Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood).


Most Improved - Cam Automatizacion

Pictured above are: (l-r) Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood), Pablo Macias (Cam Automatizacion) and Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood).


Top International Sales - Carbon Studio

Pictured above are: (l-r) Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood), Ekaterina Malykhina (Carbon Studio/AP Group, LLC) and Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood).


Cut Center Demonstration

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers attend a Cut Center demonstration during the 2016 Dealer Conference.

2016 Dealer Conference Training

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers during the 2016 Dealer Conference.

2016 Dealer Conference Training

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers during the 2016 Dealer Conference.

Thermwood Cut Center Impressions - Bednark Inc. and Byrne Custom Woodworking

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Tags: CNC, 3 Axis, CNC Router, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, Testimonials

Thermwood's Award Winning Cut Ready Cut Center is an all-new alternative to traditional CNC routers for making custom cabinets and furniture with NO programming.  

Here we present a short video featuring two new Thermwood Cut Center owners and their impressions of the machine and its capabilities.  Take a listen to Michael Bednark of Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY and Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking in Lenexa, KS as they discuss their new Cut Centers and what the machine is going to do for each business. 


Jody Wilmes of Thermwood with Troy, Kenny and Michael Bednark of Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬.
Jody Wilmes of Thermwood with Troy, Kenny and Michael Bednark of‬ Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎Cut Ready‬ ‎Cut Center‬. 
Jody Wilmes of Thermwood with Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking in Lenexa, KS and their brand new ‪‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬.
Jody Wilmes of Thermwood with Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking in Lenexa, KS and their brand new ‪‎Cut Ready‬ ‎Cut Center‬.

Thermwood Cut Center - make custom cabinets, doors, furniture, closets and much more with No Programming!

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Thermwood Model 67 or Model 90 - Which is Right For You?

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Feb 19, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, 5 Axis, CNC Router, Model 90, Model 67

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose Five Axis Series are all great machines for trimming formed parts, patterns and molds using five-axis simultaneous motions, but you may be wondering which one would work best for your specific application?

To help you decide, we'll focus on comparing the Model 67 and Model 90 below.  These heavy-duty moving-table machines are ideal for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, and come in either single or dual table configurations:


Multi-Purpose 67

The Multi-Purpose 67 is an entry-level five axis specifically developed for three-dimensional machining, available with a variety of either single or dual moving aluminum table sizes.

Available Features:

  • Single table sizes from 5'x5' to 10'x5' or dual table sizes from 5'x5' to 5'x12'
  • Moving Solid Aluminum Table/ Fixed Gantry
  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-18,000 RPM, larger spindle sizes available)
  • 24' Z axis standard (available up to 48" Z axis)
  • QCore SuperControl
  • Full 5 axis simultaneous motions
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor 
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • 5 Axis Chip Collection 
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • In the Leg Tool Changer
  • Remote Start/Stop
  • Gantry Lighting
  • Continuous C Axis with Impact Resistant Head
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

 

Thermwood Model 67 5'x12' Dual Table CNC Router

Model 67 5'x12' Dual Moving Tables


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Multi-Purpose 90

The Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.  It is capable of full five axis simultaneous motions with extremely fast accelerations.

Available Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)
  • Continuous C-Axis
  • Impact Resistant Head 
  • Moving Aluminum Table
  • Fixed Gantry
  • 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • 5 Axis Chip Collection
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  • Enclosure 
  • Gantry Lighting 
  • Multi-Function Gridded Pod Table 
  • In the Leg Tool Changer
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor 
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

 

Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90 Dual Table 5'x10' CNC Router

Model 90 5'x10' Dual Moving Tables


Videos

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Is a Thermwood Cut Center Right for Me?

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, CNC Router, Free, Cut Ready, Cut Center, CNC Access, Affordable, Arkansas Wood Doors, Cabinet Technologies, Impressions

Thermwood Cut Center - No Programming Required

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and much more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required.

Other CNC Routers - Lots of Programming Required

Every CNC router, regardless of price, has one thing in common..it must be programmed. You will need a CNC programmer. A typical CNC programmer will cost you more each month than the payment on a Thermwood Cut Center, which does not need CNC programs or CNC programmer

So, even if a machine was FREE, it would still cost you more than a Thermwood Cut Center, and in a few years the Cut Center payments go away while your programmer costs most likely will go up.

"Maybe I'll Just Program it Myself..."

Thermwood Cut Center - No Programming!Good luck! CNC routers require a constant stream of programs to run. Solving problems, like damaged or scrapped parts or defects in material means even more CNC programs. Programming custom cabinets on a CNC router is a full time job….good thing you have nothing else to do! 

And then there’s software. Cheap cabinet software is limited and difficult. It takes more time which means more money. Really good software can cost as much, or more than your cheap router.

And there’s scrap. You will have one or more partial sheets left from each job. Regardless of what they tell you, it is so difficult, complex and expensive to add this to new jobs that virtually everyone just throws it away. With the Cut Center, you just scan the label on any extra material lying around and it is added to the job, automatically. This can mean a lot of money saved at the end of the year. 

Thermwood Cut Center - Get Into Production Quickly

Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center

Also, it is likely you will be in full production with a Thermwood Cut Center in about a half a day. A CNC router can take as much as six months to program and get to that point. A half a day or a half a year? There is serious cost associated with that half a year.

Other CNC Routers - Not So Cheap After All

When you consider everything, a cheap router isn’t so cheap after all. In fact, to match a Thermwood Cut Center they would have to pay YOU to use their router. 

Instead of looking for the cheapest possible CNC router, do this thing right, get a Thermwood Cut Center….your life will be better and you will make more money.

What our Cut Center Customers Think...


More about the Thermwood Cut Center:

Operate as a Cut Center with No Programming

Operate Thermwood Cut Center as a CNC Router or a Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Product SelectionWith the award-winning Thermwood Cut Center, there are no computers or design software. Everything is already in the machine. There is no programming. The cut center doesn’t need a computer to tell it how to move because it already knows how to make cabinets. Just tell it what you want to make, and it does it - it is that simple!  

Operate as a CNC Router

Also, you can operate the system as a CNC router in the traditional manner, running programs generated with virtually any CNC software. Thermwood has created a simple way to switch between operating as a CNC router and operating as a Cut Center to assure that all machine parameters are properly reset and that the standard Cut Center tooling is properly installed, checked and ready to run.

Operate as a Cut Center or as a CNC Router - the best of both worlds!  

 

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Thermwood Heavy-Duty High-Performance Multi-Purpose Model 45

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, Nested Base, 3 Axis, CNC Router, Cabinet, Model 45, Solid Wood, Phenolic, Display Fixtures

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose 45 is a heavy-duty, high-performance three axis CNC router available in either single or dual spindles with optional rotary axis used in the machining of cabinets, solid wood, millwork, phenolic, display fixtures and much more.

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Features of the Model 45:

  • Fixed table sizes from 5'x5' to 7'x12'
  • Optional Rotary Axis
  • Moving Gantry
  • Single or Dual 12P HSD Spindle (3,000-24,000RPM)
  • 4 Position Bar Style Automatic Tool Changer
  • Optional Single or Dual 18HP HSD Spindle Available
  • Optional 5-Position At-the-Head AutomaticTool Changer Available
  • Optional Nemi Pod System Available
  • Automatic Lubrication (optional)
  • QCore SuperControl
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor (optional)
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support   

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  • 4 Position Bar Style Automatic Tool Changer

Thermwood Heavy-Duty AutoProcessor in a Customer's Shop

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, CNC Router, Auto Labeling, AutoProcessor, Auto Unload, Auto Load

The Thermwood AutoProcessor is a high-speed, automatic load/unload, heavy-duty three-axis CNC routing system for nested based feed through machining.  Available in a variety of machine table sizes, it is used in nested based production of cabinets, closets and custom furniture. 

Thermwood AutoProcessor

How it Works:

With each cycle, the machine simultaneously labels one sheet while positioning and machining the other sheet.  It then off-loads the finished parts while loading the next sheet and repeats the process. Dust collection during this process keeps scrap and debris to a minimum.Labels help the operator to quickly sort the parts, and Assembly Marks help final assembly happen quickly and easily.

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5'x10' in a Customer's Shop:


Features of the Thermwood AutoProcessor:

  • Various Table Sizes Available (5'x10', 5'x12' and 7''x12')
  • Automatic Load/Unload System (6000 lb automatic lift table for loading and a steel offload/work table)
  • 12HP (3,000-24,000 RPM) Spindle
  • Universal Vacuum 
  • Rake w/Integrated Dust Collection
  • Rapid Speed:  4100 Inches per minute
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • 10 Position Rotary Automatic Changer
  • Automatic Pop-Up Pins
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor
  • Automatic Labeling System
  • QCore SuperControl
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

Drawings:

Thermwood AutoProcessor - Front View

Thermwood AutoProcessor - Side View

Thermwood AutoProcessor - Top View

Thermwood Cut Center - The Best of Both Worlds!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Jan 13, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, CNC Router, Free, Cut Ready, Cut Center, CNC Access, Affordable, Arkansas Wood Doors, Cabinet Technologies, Impressions, Bednark Studio

Operate as a Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer BoxesThe Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center is an alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required.

Operate as a CNC Router

Also, you can operate the system as a CNC router in the traditional manner, running programs generated with virtually any CNC software. Thermwood has created a simple way to switch between operating as a CNC router and operating as a Cut Center to assure that all machine parameters are properly reset and that the standard Cut Center tooling is properly installed, checked and ready to run.

What our Customers Say...

Other CNC Routers - Programming Required?

Every CNC router, regardless of price, has one thing in common..it must be programmed. You will need a CNC programmer. A typical CNC programmer will cost you more each month than the payment on a Thermwood Cut Center, which does not need CNC programs or CNC programmers.

So, even if a machine was FREE, it would still cost you more than a Thermwood Cut Center, and in a few years the Cut Center payments go away while your programmer costs most likely will go up. 

Get Into Production Quickly

Thermwood Cut Center Product SelectionAlso, it is likely you will be in full production with a Thermwood Cut Center in about a half a day. A CNC router can take as much as six months to program and get to that point. A half a day or a half a year? There is serious cost associated with that half a year.

Not So Cheap After All

When you consider everything, a cheap router isn’t so cheap after all. In fact, to match a Thermwood Cut Center THEY would have to pay YOU to use their router. 

Instead of looking for the cheapest possible CNC router, do this thing right, get a Thermwood Cut Center….your life will be better and you will make more money.

The Bottom Line...

Don't have extensive programming experience?  Have programming experience and want both the flexibility of a CNC router and the ease of use of a Cut Center?  Looking for a machine that will grow with your business?  Then Thermwood's Cut Ready Cut Center with new "CNC Access" is the machine for you!  


Bednark Studio of Brooklyn, NY with their new Thermwood Cut Center
(Back row), Troy, Jody Wilmes of Thermwood, Kenny and Michael (front row) of Bednark Studio in Brooklyn, NY with their new Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center at their shop.
Cody, John, Christina and Alberto of ‪‎Arkansas Wood Doors‬ with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cody, John, Christina and Alberto of ‪‎Arkansas Wood Doors‬ in Pottsville, AR with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.
Jody Wilmes of ‎Thermwood‬ with Pete, Chuck and Chris of ‪‎Cabinet Technologies‬ in El Mirage, AZ. and their brand new ‪‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jody Wilmes of ‎Thermwood‬ with Pete, Chuck and Chris of ‪‎Cabinet Technologies‬ in El Mirage, AZ. and their brand new ‪‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬.

Thermwood Cut Center - make custom cabinets, doors, furniture, closets and much more with No Programming!

 

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