A Revolutionary New Joinery System From Thermwood

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Apr 11, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, New, Announcements, Cabinet, lock dado, joinery

A revolutionary new joinery system is on the way!  Thermwood is proud to announce our upcoming “Lock Dado” joint.   

Cabinet with Lock Dados

A Lock Dado joint is an improved version of the old KD joint. It uses a machined dado and tenon to precisely align and securely hold the joint and cam-lock fasteners to clamp it in place.

Cabinet With Lock Dados

This new joint can be assembled and disassembled with just a screw driver, yet the joints are rigid, solid and strong.  Combining Lock Dado joints with our patented Assembly Marks makes assembling easy and the joinery strong while allowing for disassembly.

Cabinet With Lock Dados

This new joint will be available as a joinery selection in eCabinet Systems in the near future.  Stay tuned for more updates and information.

Exclusive Opportunity for Thermwood Owners!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Apr 04, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, New, 20-20, ShopWare CAD

20 20 Technologies in partnership with Thermwood Corporation, has a special offer available to Thermwood CNC Router Owners:

For a limited time, register for ShopWare CAD training and receive a FREE TRIAL* of ShopWare CAD, the AutoCAD based solid model engineering software from 20-20 Technologies.

Like most other major software packages, ShopWare CAD links seamlessly to your Thermwood CNC Router (enabling you to send your designs straight to the machine).

Please Click Here for More Information

 

Exclusive Opportunity for Thermwood Machine Owners

*Sign up now for 2 days of hands-on training and go home with a fully functioning trial version of 20-20 ShopWare CAD.  If you purchase the software before the end of the 90 day period, you will receive a full refund on the cost of training ($550 USD per person)*.

2011 Thermwood Dealer Conference

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Apr 01, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Model 90, Dealer Conference

We recently held our 2011 Dealer Conference at our headquarters in Dale, IN. The purpose of this annual event is to get all the 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 an awards dinner. 

This year, our top dealer was CNC Automation, who handles Canada.  Second and third place went to two US dealers, Automation Associates and Tech Con. Congratulations, guys!

2011 Thermwood Sales Award Winners

Pictured above are: (l-r) Rob Volmer (Tech Con), Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood) Glenn Suss (Tech Con), Andrew Legault (CNC Automation), Mark Drone (Automation Associates) and Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood).

How to save money on a CNC Router Purchase

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Jan 21, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, Stimulus, tax incentive, save money on cnc router, Purchase

Bonus Depreciation extended for 2011

2011 Depreciation Bonus

On Dec. 17, President Obama signed legislation that would extend and expand the depreciation bonus through 2012. 

 

What This Means:

This could be a huge advantage to anyone considering purchasing a new Thermwood CNC Router this year, by giving a business the ability to write off a huge portion of their machinery purchase on their 2011 tax return.

How to save money on a Thermwood CNC Router

Depreciation Bonus At A Glance:

  • This provides 100 percent depreciation bonus for capital investments placed in service after September 8, 2010 through December 31, 2011.
  • Depreciation bonus is designed to help businesses cut their tax bill and buy new equipment.
  • This bonus applies (among other things), to purchases of tangible personal property (including construction, mining, forestry, and agricultural equipment) with a MACRS recovery period of 20 years or less.
  • The bonus applies to NEW equipment only.
  • The bonus is allowed for both regular and alternative minimum tax purposes.
  • Totally discretionary - Taxpayer need not claim the depreciation bonus

Links:

For more information on this incentive, please click here.

To calculate your potential savings, please click here

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

Thermwood Christmas Party 2010

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Dec 21, 2010

Tags: Thermwood, Christmas Party, Thanks

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

Thermwood Christmas 2010

Thermwood Christmas 2010

Thermwood Christmas 2010

As we head into the new year, we are grateful for all of the positive business that we have enjoyed in 2010, and encouraged that 2011 is going to be a very good year!

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

CabinetMaker/FDM Woodworking Free Business E-vent Virtual Trade Show

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Oct 14, 2010

Tags: Thermwood, Trade Shows, Cabinet, online, Free, virtual, Cabinetmaker, FDM

Thermwood Virtual Trade Show

As a sponsor of the CabinetMakerFDM Woodworking Business E-vent, Thermwood Corporation invites you to attend this unique and interactive event on November 18, 2010.

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

We will also be running live demonstrations throughout the day - available via webcam.

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

Thermwood and Supply Partners Donate to Habitat For Humanity

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Sep 09, 2010

Tags: Thermwood, eCabinet Systems, CNC, CNC Routers, wood, Woodworking, Nested Base, 3 Axis, Announcements, Trade Shows, CabinetShop, Model 43, Technology, CNC Router, Cabinet, Product Information, QuickCut, 43, manufacturing, IWF, Barb Dado, Green, Habitat for Humanity

At the recent IWF show in Atlanta, Thermwood partnered with Hafele, Columbia Forest Products and Conestoga to build complete cabinets for Habitat for Humanity.   

Thermwood demonstrated a working production cell consisting of the CabinetShop 43 CNC Router (for nested based applications) and a Fravol S2 ECO edgebander.  Attendees were able to get hands on experience using the easiest and simplest system in the industry.  Within a few seconds they selected a product to cut, modified the size and watched the machine cut their parts.  Attendees then took the parts to the edgebander to complete the process.

Complete cabinets were produced at the show from the ¾” thick, pre-finished maple plywood provided by Columbia Forest Products.  This Pure Bond plywood is sealed with AquaSEAL (a formaldehyde-free recyclable overlay conforming to the latest in green technology).

Columbia

 

 

pure bond logo

 

 

 

Hafele provided the hinges, slides and shelf hardware for the cabinets, and Conestoga Doors providedfinished five-piece doors and solid wood drawer fronts. 

Hafele

 

Conestoga

 

 

Cabinet joinery was Thermwood’s new revolutionary Barb Dado joint (patent pending), which allowed the cabinets to be put together without the use of clamps or other holding methods.  The Barb Dado joint is a modified versionof the Blind Dado joint in which we machine a series of barbs in the mortise slot. When you press the parts together, the barbs bend down, bending the fibers in the wood downward firmly holding the pieces together. It is a lot harder to pull it apart than to put it together. This means you can assemble cabinets without screws, clamps or any other fasteners.

Thermwood Barb Dado

The result were beautiful, complete cabinets produced quickly, utilizing an innovative new, highly efficient manufacturing approach which results in a superior structure coupled with enhanced use of materials, all at a dramatically lower price. All cabinets produced at the IWF were donated to Habitat for Humanity.


Thermwood Streaming Live from IWF in Atlanta

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Aug 25, 2010

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, CNC Routers, Woodworking, Nested Base, 3 Axis, Announcements, Trade Shows, edgebanding, Model 43, Technology, Link, Video, nested based, Product Information, IWF, edgebander, Streaming, Live, Barb Dado

We are streaming live from IWF, starting today 8/25/10. See the show without leaving your office!

Visit the Thermwood Booth from your computer at:

http://www.livestream.com/thermwoodcnc

 

Thermwood Streaming Live from IWF 2010

Featuring the New Barb Dado Joint:

We have a CabinetShop 43 production cell at our Booth # 5153 demonstrating the new Barb Dado Joint. This is a new development at Thermwood that we have applied for patent protection on. The joint is a modified version of the Blind Dado joint in which we machine a series of barbs in the mortise slot. When you press the parts together, the barbs bend down, bending the fibers in the wood downward firmly holding the pieces together. It is a lot harder to pull it apart than to put it together. This means you can assemble cabinets without screws, clamps or any other fasteners.

Thermwood Barb Dado Tool

This simple idea is pretty revolutionary. We have a video from another project which shows how a cabinet is assembled using the barb dado joint. You can find it at:


http://www.thermwood.com/thermwood_barb_dado_joint.htm

CNC Automation Holds Open House Event on June 10 - 11, 2010

Posted by Jason Susnjara on Thu, May 20, 2010

Tags: Thermwood, eCabinet Systems, CNC, CNC Routers, 3 Axis, Announcements, CabinetShop, Technology, nested based, Closet, edgebander, panel processing, 20-20, CNC Automation, Fravol, Canada, solid wood processing, sanders, Makor, Timesavers, Loewer, Omal, Giben

CNC Automation is holding an open house event on June 10 and 11, 2010 from 9 am to 5 pm both days at its St. Zotique, Que., headquarters.

 


The event marks the official launch of the company's new Canadian Solid Wood Technology Division as well as the Kentwood by Stiles program of woodworking machinery. A number of machines will be in operation during the event, including a Kentwood 6 heard moulder, a Kentwood Profile Grinder and a Kentwood Multiple Rip Saw. In addition, Stiles solid wood experts will be on hand both event days.

On the panel processing side, CNC Automation has announced it will have a complete nested based manufacturing cell in operation. The cell will consist of a Thermwood CNC router, Fravol & Lange edgebanders (straight and contour), Omal dowel drilling and inserting machine as well as a Giben computerized panel saw. 

The open house will also feature finishing solutions in operation including Timesavers Wide Belt sanders, Loewer profile and moulding finishing sanders as well as a Makor surface staining and coating machine.

Representatives from hardware, software, tooling and dust collector manufacturers will also be on hand to address application questions.

For more information, visit cncautomation.com

eCabinet Systems/Shopbot Link at the 2010 ShopBot Jamboree

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Apr 22, 2010

Tags: eCabinet Systems, CNC, CNC output, CNC Routers, Announcements, Trade Shows, CNC Router, Training, Shopbot, Jamboree, Dennis Englert, Durham, NC, Link

If you are planning to attend the 2010 ShopBot Jamboree held tomorrow April 23rd and Saturday April 24th in Durham, NC, you will want to check out the informative eCabinet Systems presentation hosted by Dennis Englert. 

Dennis is the Manager of Product Training here at Thermwood, and is a guru with eCabinet Systems.  He is also the author and voice behind our popular eCabinet Systems Online Training program

eCabinet Systems ShopBot LinkDennis will be representing Thermwood and more specifically, eCabinet Systems at the Jamboree. He will be demonstrating the power and flexibility of eCabinet Systems as well as how you can use the ShopBot/eCabinet Systems Link to export your eCabinet Systems .twd files into a format that will run on a ShopBot.

He will have the ShopBot/eCabinet Systems Link on-hand for purchase as well as "The Nearly Complete Guide to eCabinet Systems".

Make plans now to attend the Jamboree and experience the eCabinet Systems presentation for expert guidance and tips.