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Download the Free eBook - "Understanding the Basics of CNC Routers"

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Feb 10, 2012

Tags: Thermwood, 5 Axis, Free, 3 Axis, Understanding CNC Routers eBook, Download

Understanding CNC RoutersA CNC Router is designed to greatly improve cut quality, cycle times and accuracy by automating your process and creating a safer environment. Determining if a CNC Router will fit your needs should be an easy decision.

What can you expect from Understanding the Basics of CNC Routers?

  • What is a CNC Router and how do they work
  • Acheive faster cycle times and faster throughput than by hand
  • Accurate parts straight off the machine without extra handling
  • Maintenance on a CNC router is Less than maintenance on a vehicle
  • A CNC router is the Safe choice

A CNC router is a valuable tool that has many benefits such as improving cut quality, better accuracy, faster cycle times and a safer environment.  

This book was written by Alain Albert - FPInnovations - Forintek Division

Please Click Here to receive a FREE PDF of "Understanding the Basics of CNC Routers", to help determine if a Thermwood CNC Router is right for you.

YouBuild at the 2012 Charlotte Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jan 05, 2012

Tags: Thermwood, Trade Shows, Furniture, Closet, closets, NC, YouBuild, Charlotte, Home Depot

If you plan to be in the Charlotte, NC area over the weekend, please stop by and check out YouBuild Booth #300 at the 2012 Charlotte Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo. The expo will be at the Charlotte Convention center, and runs this Friday, January 6th through Sunday, January 8th.

There will be samples of the products available through the YouBuild program on display, as well as an interactive design and ordering kiosk.  There will be live demos all day.

Below are a couple of shots of the booth before the expo begins:

YouBuild Booth #300

 

YouBuild Booth #300

 


You can also stop by the Home Depot located at 1220 N Wendover Rd in Charlotte, NC anytime to see the full YouBuild endcap, or check the program out on the web at www.youbuild.com.  Below is a shot of the YouBuild endcap in operation at the Home Depot store in Charlotte:

YouBuild EndCap in Home Depot

And finally, here is an introductory video to the YouBuild program:


Thermwood Christmas Party 2011

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Dec 19, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, Christmas Party, Thanks

 

Our annual Christmas party was held last Friday, and it was a fun time for everyone to gather and enjoy food and fellowship. 

Thermwood Christmas Party 2011

Thermwood Christmas Party 2011

 Thermwood Christmas Party 2011

As we head into the new year, we are grateful for all of the positive business that we've enjoyed in 2011, and encouraged that 2012 promises to be a very good year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us here at Thermwood!

eCabinet Systems Technical Support Policy

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Nov 08, 2011

Tags: eCabinet Systems, Cabinet, Training, online, Support

Where to go for help:

eCabinet Systems Forum

The best place for eCabinet Systems software users to turn for technical help is the Member Forum on the eCabinet Systems web site. Most common questions have been addressed and many users stand ready to offer help and suggestions. This is a huge resource full of tips, techniques and suggestions. If your question cannot be resolved by searching, then post the question on the forum. The forum is monitored by many eCabinet Systems users, as well as Thermwood staff and you can often be notified of a resolution within minutes, regardless of your geographical location and time zone. As an extra benefit, questions answered on the forum are available for others in the future, making it even more valuable.

Online Video Training:


eCabinet Systems Online TrainingAlthough the software includes a user’s manual, to really learn to use the software in a timely manner, Thermwood offers an online video training program for eCabinet Systems. This is a low-cost monthly subscription which can be started and stopped at any time. It offers extensive training in all aspects of eCabinet Systems software. It is available when you want and you learn at your own pace. Anyone that plans to operate a business using eCabinet Systems software should subscribe to this video training. It will save you huge amounts of time, will make you more efficient and help you to get full benefit from all aspects of the program.

Five-day On-site Class:

Thermwood also offers a formal eCabinet Systems training class for those who want to unleash the full potential of this powerful program as quickly as possible. This is a week-long class, conducted at Thermwood and includes a one year subscription to the video training program above.

Phone Support:

For questions that just can’t be answered any other way, Thermwood offers phone support to anyone currently subscribed to the video program or anyone that is operating a Thermwood CNC router using eCabinet Systems. It is not practical to extend phone support to anyone not a current subscriber to the video program because most answers to operating questions refer you to sections of the online video.

We can offer phone assistance if you are having problems with initial installation but before you call make sure your problem hasn’t been addressed on the forum and that you don’t have a firewall or other program blocking access to the registration code. These firewall programs are the most common problem encountered during installation.

Save big money on your cnc router purchase in 2011

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Aug 22, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, 5 Axis, Stimulus, Tax, 3 Axis, Model 90, Model 45, Cost, CNC Routers, CabinetShop, CNC Router, Thermwood, Stimulus, tax incentive, save money on cnc router, Why Purchase a Thermwood

Section 179 Tax Deduction/Bonus Depreciation

Thinking of purchasing a new cnc router in 2011, and still on the fence because of the uncertain economy? Some great news is the current dual benefit of the Section 179 deduction/100% bonus depreciation which helps make 2011 the ideal year to purchase your new cnc router!

These newest changes are as follows:

SAve money on a cnc router purchase from Thermwood

  • The Section 179 Deduction limit has been increased to $500,000. The total amount of equipment that can be purchased increased to $2 million. This includes most new and used capital equipment, and also includes software.

  • The “Bonus Depreciation” has been increased to 100% on qualified assets. However, this can be taken on new equipment only.

 

2011 is the Year to Do It!

Due to the extension of Section 179 under the 'HIRE Act of 2010' - the enhanced limits under the 'Jobs Act of 2010' - and the recently enacted 100% Bonus Depreciation under the 'Tax Relief Act of 2010':

You can basically write-off 100% of all the equipment and software your business needs to buy or finance this year!

Write off up to 100% of a new Thermwood cnc router purchased in 2011

Depreciation Bonus At A Glance:   

  • 2011 Deduction Limit - $500,000 (up from $250k previously). Good on new and used equipment, including new software.

  • 2011 Limit on equipment purchases - $2 Million Dollars (up from $800k previously).

  • “Bonus” Depreciation - 100% (taken after the $500k deduction limit is reached). Note, bonus depreciation is only for new equipment. This can also be taken by businesses that exceed $2 million in capital equipment purchases.

    The above is an overall, “simplified” view of the Section 179 Deduction for 2011. For more details on limits and qualifying equipment, as well as Section 179 Qualified Financing, please visit section179.org

    An example of Section 179 at work:

Section 179 example

For more detailed information: please click here.


Calculate your savings on a new Thermwood CNC Router

 

 

Calculate your potential savings: please click here


 

Thermwood 3 and 5 Axis CNC Routers

Please use the following links to view our line of 3 axis and 5 axis Thermwood CNC Routers. 

Why purchase a Thermwood CNC Router?

Visit Why Purchase a Thermwood? to see why our machines are the most reliable, technically advanced and safest choice for over 40 years.

WMS 2011 Hotel and Transportation Information from Thermwood

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Aug 19, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, Woodworking, Trade Shows, Technology, CNC Automation, Canada, WMS Show, Hotel Information

Thermwood's Canadian distributor, CNC Automation, will be exhibiting at this year's WMS Show on October 27th-29th in Toronto, Canada. 

We have secured room deals at the Fairmont York Royal Hotel - just steps away from the best nightlife, dining, shopping and other great venues Toronto has to offer.

There are also several great options for direct transportation to the show from the Fairmont - no need to worry about driving yourself there!

Please click the photo below or this link for more information.

WMS 2011 Hotel and Transportation Information

Thermwood at the 2011 AWFS Show in Las Vegas!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Jul 08, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, Assembly Marks, Productivity, Nested Base, 3 Axis, Trade Shows, Model 45, edgebander, edgebanding, CNC Routers, AWFS, QuickCut, CabinetShop, King Starboard, CNC Router, Barb Dado, QCore, Announcements

The 2011 AWFS Show promises to be an exciting opportunity to visit Las Vegas and see the very latest in CNC Router technology from Thermwood!

At AWFS we will be demonstrating the machining of custom nested based cabinets along with a variety of other applications including MDF doors, sheet plastics, and wood components.

Featuring the CabinetShop 45 with load/unload system:

CabinetShop 45

Our demonstrations will include machining products on our CabinetShop 45 CNC, complete with our new optional load/unload system that reduces labor and eliminates the need to load and unload material from the router.  Also at AWFS we will be demonstrating the S400 and BEE Fravol edgebanders.  Fravol, known for high quality edgebanders, is exclusively represented and serviced in the US by Thermwood.

 

 

The CabinetShop 45 will feature our new QCore SuperControl system.  The QCore operates with Windows 7 Pro, has a massive 1 Tb Hard Drive for program storage, utilizes a Quad Core Processor and provides the highest level control platform for CNC router technology today.

Thermwood Hand Held ProgrammerQCore also features an all-new optional Hand Held Programmer that puts the expanded power of the QCore control into a compact, rugged hand remote.  This new hand held offers improved ergonomics, a color LCD touch screen display and a durable 24-key steel dome membrane keypad.  It allows the operator to perform a wide variety of tasks that were previously only available through the machine control.

 

 

Live streaming webcam from AWFS!

We will be showcasing Thermwood’s speed and quality by running LIVE machine demonstrations using different materials such as plywood, melamine, MDF, Acrylic and King Plastics’ Starboard throughout the day – and available via webcam

Hands-on Access!

Attendees will also have a chance to customize a product and run the machine yourself using our QuickCut software right at the control.  Just select an item, change the size and watch the machine do the rest.

If you’re interested in not just increasing throughput but also reducing assembly time, stop by Thermwood’s booth to see the latest in construction joints and assembly marks. 

Featuring the New Lock Dado Joint:

Lock Dado Joint

We announced the new Barb Dado Joint at the IWF show in 2010, this year for AWFS we will be demonstrating our new Lock Dado Joint which combines blind dado and KD Fasteners (available from Hafele) making assembly unbelievably fast and easy!

Plan to stop by Thermwood Booth #4210 and check us out!

The AWFS show is located at the Las Vegas Convention Center and runs from July 20th-23th.

Thermwood offers educational discounts for CNC Router purchases

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jun 07, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, eCabinet Systems, CNC, Technology, QCore, SuperControl, education, Discount

Thermwood CNC Routers Educational Discount

Thermwood CNC Routers are used in high schools, community colleges, universities and technical training centers all around the world to help teach the technology and practical application of CNC Router programming and operation.

Thermwood QCore SuperControlNot only do students learn the basic technology but they also experience full scale, full production machining operations (assuring that they are well prepared for real-world applications).

Each machine is equipped with the powerful QCore SuperControl which gives students the most advanced automated production features available, insuring state-of-the-art training.

Thermwood also offers free copies of its eCabinet Systems software for classroom use as well as an individual copy for each student enrolled on an ongoing basis.

 

The Advanced Support Program assures that new features and technology are automatically added to Thermwood educational machines as they are released, pledging that students are always working with the most up-to-date technology available.

Thermwood QCore SuperControlThermwood machines and technology are ideal for training in today’s rapidly changing technical horizon.  Please visit our educational applications area for more information and examples of Thermwood CNC Routers used in education.

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FREE Pass to see Thermwood at the SAMPE 2011 Conference

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, May 19, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, Free, Trade Shows, plastics, SAMPE

Thermwood at the SAMPE 2011 Conference

Thermwood will be exhibiting at the 2011 SAMPE Conference in Long Beach, CA on Tuesday May 24th through Thursday, May 26th (Thermwood Booth #1042)

If you are planning to attend the show, you can sign up for a FREE pass here

 

 

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thermwood at the SAMPE 2011 Show

 

 

 

Visit the Sampe Website

Thermwood Streaming Live at the CabinetMaker/FDM Woodworking Virtual Trade Show

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, May 13, 2011

Tags: Announcements, Thermwood, Woodworking, Nested Base, 3 Axis, Trade Shows, edgebanding, CabinetShop, Model 43

Thermwood Virtual Trade Show

Once again, Thermwood is a proud sponsor of the FREE CabinetMakerFDM Woodworking Business E-vent.  The first such show (held last November), was a great success, and we invite you to attend this unique and interactive event on May 19th, 2011.

As an attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to view five educational sessions on innovations in the wood products industry, network with colleagues, visit our booth and chat in real-time in the Exhibit Hall - All from the comfort of your office!

Thermwood Streaming Live From the CabinetMaker/FDM Online Trade Show

Thermwood will also be running live machine demonstrations (nested based cabinets, moldings and various other items) on our CabinetShop 43 and Fravol Edgebander throughout the day - available via webcam.

Register online to join us at the Woodworking Business E-vent. We look forward to seeing you there!