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Latest Cut Center Update Adds Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite and More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Included in this update is the Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite and more flexibility when searching for user-created jobs.We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center.  

Included in this update is the Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite, added flexibility when searching for user-created jobs and the ability to select and remove several jobs at once to help clean/maintain your jobs list. 

Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite

Contempory Bedroom Suite Added to Cut Ready Library

The Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite is a collection of low, chic and very stylish bedroom furniture available with or without the Wave pattern.  It is reminiscent of high-end Italian contemporary furniture, with all the grace and style that it implies.  Perfect for the person who enjoys modern, high style surroundings.

Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite Dresser featuring fold out hidden shelving.


Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite Dresser featuring hidden shelving on either end.
 

Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite Chest featuring fold out hidden shelving.


Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite Chest featuring hidden shelving on either end.
 


New Job Search Flexibility

In addition to searching by job name or user, Cut Ready now has the ability to easily search for jobs within a date range, or by type.  It also adds the ability to select and remove several jobs at once to help clean and maintain your Jobs list.

Now, you can easily search for jobs within a date rage or by type. 

About the Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood 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 Appoints Scott Vaal as LSAM Product Manager

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Thermwood LSAM, Employees, Promotions

Thermwood Appoints Scott Vaal as Manager of Additive ManufacturingThermwood Corporation announced today the promotion of Scott Vaal to the position of LSAM Product Manager.

In his new role, Scott will be responsible for all aspects of our Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system including product/software enhancements, potential markets and more. 

Scott is a long-standing employee with Thermwood and has held various positions with the company over the past 24 years.

Scott is married with 3 children and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.

All-New Thermwood.com Launching Today!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Website

New Re-Designed Thermwood.com

All New Thermwood Website Launches Today!

The all-new www.thermwood.com launches today, and is packed with new features to help you quickly and easily find essential information about our machines and services. 

 

 



Clean and Uncluttered Design

All New Thermwood Website Features a Clean and Uncluttered Design

The new website has a clean and uncluttered design, improved navigation and functionality thoughout as well as improved access to product information and videos.

It works across all platforms and is responsive and optimized for mobile devices.

 

  

 


Request a Consultation

Our CNC Experts can evaluate your production needs to determine how you can reduce costs and increase efficiency. Thermwood also offers free live demonstrations of our equipment and software to qualified companies using your product details.

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Thermwood Appoints Joe Harger as LSAM Applications Manager

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Demonstrations, Employees

Thermwood Appoints Joe Harger as LSAM Applications ManagerThermwood Corporation announced today the promotion of Joe Harger to the position of LSAM Applications Manager. 

In his new role, Joe will be responsible for the coordination of all aspects of our Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) demonstrations.

Joe is a long standing employee with Thermwood and has held various positions with the company over the past 11 years

Joe is married with 2 children and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.

10 Ways a Thermwood Cut Center Will Save You Time and Money in 2018

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Why Purchase a Thermwood, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Save Money, 2018, Save Time

No fear with a Thermwood Cut Center- We've got this!

The Thermwood Cut Center is all about saving you time and money, using an easy to operate and sophisticated combination of software and machinery that you can feel confident in.  

We've taken the fear out of automation by combining our easy to use interface and years of experience in the industry to create a powerful tool that will allow you to focus more on your products, business, making money, and worry less about being intimidated by the technical details. Your time is money, and the Cut Center helps you save more of both.

Below, find out just what makes the Thermwood Cut Center so special and profitable:

1. Huge Product Line From Day One

The product offering on the Thermwood Cut Center is extensive, and constantly growing.  It includes cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers, moldings and much more, and the sizes can easily be changed with no programming.

The Thermwood Cut Center Has a Huge Offering of Products with No Programming!

With a Cut Center, you can:

  • Make your products with little effort
  • Make your competitors products with little effort
  • Expand your current offering to other profitable products with little effort
  • Profit from an ever-expanding product line with no programming

We can also help you develop custom libraries for your specific product(s) in the size range and material you want and install them in your machine.   

2. Virtually Instant Start Up

It is likely you will be in full production with a Thermwood Cut Center in about a half a day.

A typical 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. 

Virtually Instant Start Up with a Thermwood Cut Center

With the Cut Center, it is all figured out for you, and from Day One you get:

  • No programming
  • No extensive training required
  • No tooling to figure out and buy
  • No cutting parameters to figure out 

3. Feel Confident That the Details are Taken Care Of

The Thermwood Cut Center is engineered and programmed by experts who have taken all of the worry and headaches out of the equation.  This gives you the confidence and peace of mind to focus on what is important - making money!   You can concentrate on your product (its configuration, material and dimensions), as well as marketing and growing your business. 

Feel confident that the details are taken care of with a Thermwood Cut Center

All the technical knowledge needed to make the machine work is already in place and invisible to the user - no new technical skills are necessary. You simply select what you want to make, right at the machine, and it makes it.

Running a Cut Center is much easier than a typical CNC router:

  • It manages tools for you
    • Figures out which tools to use for each job
    • Figures out proper cutting speeds
    • Tracks tool life
  • It recovers from problems easily and smoothly
    • Easily remake damaged parts by simply scanning a label
    • Recover from broken tool(s) without scrapping parts
    • Easily recut a defective sheet
  • It manages maintenance
    • It tells you when to clean filters
    • It tells you when to lubricate
    • It easily connects you to a service tech if you ever need more help 

4. Constant Updates and Additions

We are constantly adding new libraries, features and capabilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center.  

Now resize width and depth of corner cabinets in the Cut Center
For instance, our latest update ads:
  • Edge Banding Adjustment Ability
  • Additional Shapes and Frames
  • Dozens of new moldings and profiles
  • A Cut/Line Editor to quickly and easily create lines and arcs
  • A complete line of Vertical (Murphy) Wall Beds

5.  Also Operate As a CNC Router

 

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

 

You can also operate the Cut Center system as a CNC router in the traditional manner, running programs generated with virtually any CNC software. 

It is simple 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. 

6. With Other CNC Routers - Programming Required?

Other CNC Routers are not so cheap after all compared to the Thermwood Cut CenterEvery CNC router, regardless of price, has one thing in common..it must be programmed. You will need a CNC programmer.  You will also need an operator with knowledge of tooling, feed speeds and holddown.  

This programming and operating knowledge takes a lot of time and experience to master. That can be time away from running your machine and making money.   

7. Other CNC Routers - Not So Cheap After All

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. 

When you consider everything, a cheap router isn’t so cheap after all. In fact, some CNC router manufacturers will charge 3-5 times more for spare parts and service.

In these cases, the manufacturers plan is to double or triple their profit over 5 years through spare parts and service.  This is why the initial cost of the CNC router is cheaper.

You are going to spend the money anyway...what will you have to show for it?
  • With another direction you will need extensive training
  • With any other direction, you will spend a lot of time programming a highly limited product offering
  • With any other direction, someone will need to develop programs virtually every day (either you or someone you hire)
  • With any other direction, you will produce less each day, because it is more complicated
  • With any other direction, you will spend more and get less.

8. Buying a Cut Center vs. Buying a Typical CNC router

With a Cut Center, you don't need any extensive training, specialized knowledge or expensive employees to get started.  Everything is already set up for you to succeed.

Items you will need to learn (or hire someone who knows) to operate a typical CNC router:

  • G & M Code Programming
  • Tooling
  • Maintenance
  • Fixturing
  • Scrap Recovery
  • File Handling
  • Software(s)

9. Absolute Commitment to Your Success

Thermwood is committed to your success with the best service and support in the business!Thermwood is committed to you and your success.  We want you to love your new Cut Center, and for it to help move your business to the next level.  

We have the best service and support in the business, and help is available with a push of a button on your Cut Center.  We also have free phone, email and forum support.   In addition, we are available to help you create custom libraries for your projects to quickly get you going.   

10. Powerful Testimonials From Some Of Our Customers...

Tim Richardson of Timberwood Properties on their new Thermwood Cut Center

Tim Richardson of Timberwood Properties Quote

Timberwood Properties with their Thermwood Cut Center


Aaron Barlow of Original Woodworking on his Thermwood Cut CenterAaron Barlow - Thermwood Cut Center Quote 
Original Woodworking with their Thermwood Cut Center

Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking on their new Cut Ready Cut CenterDonovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking on their new Cut Ready Cut Center
Donovan Mumma From Byrne Custom Woodoworking in Lenexa, KS with Jody Wilmes from Thermwood and Byrne's New Cut Center
Michael Bednark - President of Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY on his new Cut CenterMichael Bednark on the Thermwood Cut Center
Jody Wilmes of Thermwood and the guys from Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY and their new Cut Center
John Allan - Thermwood Cut Center OwnerJohn Allan of Arkansas Wood Doors on his new Cut Ready Cut Center
The crew from Arkansas Wood Doors and their new Thermwood Cut Center


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 might just be the machine for you.

The Powerful Thermwood Cut Center - Find out More Today!

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Thermwood Appoints Samuel Collins as New Demonstration Technician

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Demonstrations, Employees

Thermwood Appoints Samuel Collins as New Demonstration TechnicianThermwood Corporation is pleased to announce that Sam Collins has been appointed as a Demonstration Technician. 

In his new role, Samuel will be overseeing CNC solutions for customers that range over a wide variety of applications that include programming and operating various CNC machining centers. 

Samuel was a Thermwood field service technician for over 2 years with CNC experience. 

Samuel is engaged to be married and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.

Thermwood Appoints Patrick Dauby as Manager of Demonstrations and Software Sales

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Demonstrations, Employees

Thermwood Appoints Patrick Dauby as Manager of Demonstrations and Software SalesThermwood Corporation announced today of the promotion of Patrick Dauby to Manager of Demonstrations and Software Sales. 

In his new role, Patrick will be responsible for managing and scheduling Thermwood’s Customer Demonstration facility and overseeing CNC solutions for customers that range over a wide variety of applications.  He will also be responsible for software sales. Patrick has held various positions within Thermwood and has accumulated over 6 years of CNC experience. 

Patrick is married with their first child due later this year and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.

Thermwood Announces Logan Heeke as New Demonstration Technician

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Demonstrations, Employees

Thermwood Announces Logan Heeke as New Demonstration TechnicianThermwood Corporation is pleased to announce that Logan Heeke has joined Thermwood as a Demonstration Technician. 

Logan will be overseeing CNC solutions for customers that range over a wide variety of applications that include programming and operating various CNC machining centers. 

Logan is married with three children and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.

Thermwood LSAM Concrete Mold Print and Trim Video

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Video, LSAM, 3D Print, Timelapse, Concrete, Mold

Thermwood LSAM 10'x20' recently 3D printed and trimmed a concrete mold out of carbon fiber-filled ABS.  

This part was designed by Gate Precast, for a project to be completed by Additive Engineering Solutions (AES).

Video 

 

Images

Finished Concrete Mold produced on Thermwood LSAM 10'x20'

The finished part


Concrete Mold shown in Thermwood LSAM Print 3D Software

Concrete Mold shown in Thermwood LSAM Print 3D Software

The part as shown in LSAM Print3D software.


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About The Thermwood LSAM

Thermwood offers a line of dual gantry additive manufacturing machines which both print and trim parts on the same machine. These are large industrial additive manufacturing machines that can be up to 100 feet long.  

Thermwood LSAM 10'x20'

The Thermwood LSAM is used to produce large to very large sized components from reinforced thermoplastic composite materials. 

Although suitable for producing a wide variety of components, Thermwood is focusing on producing industrial tooling, masters, patterns, molds and production fixtures for a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, foundry and boating.   

Latest Cut Center Update Adds Edge Banding Thickness Adjusting and More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Edge Banding Adjustment

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Thermwood Cut Center Latest Update Adds Puzzle Joint Picture Frames and MoreWe are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center.  

Included in this update is the ability to adjust edge banding thickness as well as a variety of new shapes and frames, moldings and the addition of a cut line editor to help you quickly create jigs, modified parts and more. 

Edge Banding Adjustments

Edge Banding Adjustments Now Possible on the Thermwood Cut Center  

Adjusting edge banding thickness on your projects is finally here!  Simply tell the Cut Center the thickness(es) you want, and the affected parts will automatically adjust. 

New Shapes and Frames

New Shapes and Frames have been added to the Thermwood Cut Center

We’ve added even more shapes and frames to the Cut Center, including a few requested by our customers.

Moldings Updates

Some moldings have been reworked for better results, while others are brand new.  The Cut Center can not only makes straight moldings, but arched as well.  if you have a molding you would like us to add, please contact us and we can add it to the next update.

The Thermwood Cut Center has added a new selection of moldings.

A Curved Molding - Available on the Thermwood Cut Center

Cut/Line Editor

Need to modify a part slightly…or just move the machine around?  How about make a quick jig?  Now you can.  Instead of using a hand router, you can use the Cut Center.   

Simply use the onscreen controls and draw where you want the machine to move.  The Cut Center will guide you through the steps. 

The Thermwood Cut Center's Cut/Line Editor gives you the ability to create a wide variety of cuts and shapes.


About the Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood 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. 

Click for More Info on the Thermwood Cut Center