Get Hands-On Experience with the All-New CUT READY 43 at IWF 2018!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Cut Ready, Cut Ready 43, Artie, IWF, Cut Center, Announcements, No Programming, cabinets, doors, Furniture, moldings, Model 45

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The 2018 IWF Show (August 22nd-25th) promises to be an exciting opportunity to visit Atlanta and see the very latest technology from Thermwood (booth #6735)! 

Like the all new CUT READY 43 and the award-winning CUT CENTER (both help you quickly and easily create most products a cabinet shop would want to make without a CNC programmer) and the heavy-duty MODEL 45 machining solid wood, aluminum and plastic sheet parts.

New CUT READY 43 - With Artie Inside!

Thermwood Cut Ready 43 will be on display at IWF 2018

Thermwood is proud to introduce our all-new CUT READY 43 (shown above equipped with a 5 by 8 table, optional 21-position tool changer and lift vacuum cups and a standard high flow vacuum hold-down system - additional table sizes and options are available). This machine has many of the features of the CUT CENTER, but at a lower price.

Just like a CUT CENTER, it also can help you quickly and easily create most things a cabinet shop would want to make without a CNC programmer, but unlike the CUT CENTER, it does require a trained and somewhat skilled machine operator. 

The CUT READY 43 will be in action at IWF 2018 in booth #6735.  

Cut Ready Series With Artie Inside

Artie is inside both the Cut Ready 43 and the Cut Center to help you easily make most products a cabinet shop would want to make with no programming!

Both of these machines in our new Cut Ready Series are equipped with Artie Inside.  Despite the cute name, Artie is actually a cutting edge, artificial intelligence engine inside the Cut Ready control.

You tell him what you want and he creates a program to make it. These are not pre-programmed libraries. No part programs exist in the control until Artie creates them. This is nothing less than a bold next step in the evolution of the CNC router.

Artie is already capable of programming tens of millions of unique products and is constantly learning how to make and do more and more new things. Artie is easy enough that virtually anyone can work with him with little or no training.

Try out the award-winning CUT CENTER for yourself at IWF 2018!

The CUT CENTER is the ultimate in next generation CNC routers. It doesn't require programming and most people can operate it with little or no training or guidance. It is complete, fully contained with all the ancillary equipment, smoothly integrated into a package that almost runs itself.

Thermwood CUT CENTER at IWF 2016.

Artie guides you through each step of the production process. If there is anything you don’t understand, he will show you a video of what to do. He manages your tooling and keeps track of routine maintenance. He will show you a video of how to clean filters or top off lubrication. He will turn your vacuum pump on or off as needed and will make sure it is holding properly. Should you encounter a problem he will guide you, step by step, through a solution.

Just like the CUT READY 43, you can operate the CUT CENTER as a traditional CNC router.  However, running with Artie represents a whole new way of operating a machine which must be experienced to be completely understood.  It is just so easy!. The CUT CENTER is the ultimate in next generation CNC.

You'll have the opportunity to see just how easy it is to run this powerful machine.  Just tell it what you want, and it makes it...it is that easy! 

We'll be demonstrating live during the show, and you can be part of it by helping to operate the CUT CENTER.  Please visit our booth (#6735) and speak to a Thermwood representative to get your hands on this exciting machine! 

Solid Wood Machining on the Thermwood MODEL 45

Thermwood Model 45 at IWF 2016

We will also be demonstrating solid wood, aluminum and plastic sheet parts on the Thermwood MODEL 45

The heavy-duty MODEL 45 is designed for a variety of functions including the machining of rotary operations when equipped with our optional C-Axis. This expands the capability of this already useful machine to include volutes, carvings, chair parts, stair components and much more.  

 

 

MODEL 45 with Pod System Machining Poplar Hardwood Door:

Thermwood Model 45 Machining a Poplar Hardwood Door 

See in operation at  IWF 2018!

The CUT READY 43, the CUT CENTER and the MODEL 45 (making solid wood, aluminum and plastic sheet parts) will all be on display and cutting live at IWF 2018 (August 22nd-25th) in Thermwood booth #6735 at the Georgia World Congress Center - Atlanta, GA. or contact us at 800-533-6901 for more information.

Make plans now to visit us and see this exciting new technology in person!

Request More Information from Thermwood 

New for IWF 2018...Thermwood Announces an Addition to the CUT READY Family - The CUT READY 43...with Artie Inside!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Aug 07, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Cut Ready, Cut Ready 43, Artie, IWF, Cut Center, Announcements, No Programming, cabinets, doors, Furniture, moldings

New for IWF 2018...

Thermwood Announces an Addition to the CUT READY Family

The CUT READY 43...with Artie Inside!See the all new Cut Ready 43 at IWF 2018!

Thermwood is proud to introduce our all-new CUT READY 43.  This machine has many of the features of the Cut Center, but at a lower price.  Just like a Cut Center, it can help you quickly and easily create most products a cabinet shop would want to make without a CNC programmer (only operation training is required).

Cut Ready Series With Artie Inside

Artie is inside both the Cut Ready 43 and the Cut Center to help you easily make anything you want with no programming!

Artie has actually been hiding out behind the scenes in the Cut Ready control this whole time, but he has never made an appearance until now. He is the first A.I. dedicated to making your manufacturing life easier to handle, and today we flipped on his switch!  While he is a CNC programmer and designer at heart, he also watches over your shoulder to make sure everything goes smoothly and efficiently. 

You tell him what you want and he creates a program to make it. Be it cabinets, doors, moldings or furniture, Artie will program it for you! 

These are not pre-programmed libraries. No part programs exist in the control until Artie creates them.  He is already capable of programming tens of millions of unique products and is constantly learning how to make and do more and more new things. Artie is easy enough that virtually anyone can work with him with little or no training. 

More Details

The CUT READY 43 shown above is equipped with a 5 by 8 table, a 21-position tool changer and a high flow vacuum hold-down system (additional table sizes and options are available). 

See in operation at  IWF 2018!

Make plans now to visit us and see this exciting new technology in person at Thermwood's booth #6735 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, or contact us at 800-533-6901 for more information.

This is nothing less than a bold next step in the evolution of the CNC router!  

Request More Information from Thermwood

Thermwood LSAM 10'x40' - The World's Largest Composite 3D Printer is Now Installed at Local Motors!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Thermwood LSAM, LSAM, 3D Print, 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing, Additive, Local Motors, World's Largest 3D Composite 3D Printer, Olli

Installation of the world's largest composite 3D Printer is now complete at Local Motors. This massive Thermwood LSAM 10'x40' is ready to get to work making the Olli! 

Installation of the world's largest composite 3D Printer is now complete at Local Motors. This massive Thermwood LSAM 10'x40' is ready to get to work making the Olli!
Thermwood LSAM 10'x40' - Ready to work! 


Looking down the working envelope from the print gantry side of the Thermwood 10'x40' LSAMLooking down the working envelope from the print gantry side of the Thermwood 10'x40' LSAM

A part in the process of being printed on the Thermwood 10'x40' LSAM at Local MotorsA part in the process of being printed on the Thermwood 10'x40' LSAM at Local Motors

Looking down the working envelope from the print gantry side of the 10'x40' Thermwood LSAM at Local Motors
Looking down the working envelope from the print gantry side

Another view of the 10'x40' LSAM at Local MotorsAnother view of the 10'x40' LSAM at Local Motors

A view from the trim gantry side of the Thermwood LSAM 10'x40' at Local MotorsA view from the trim gantry side of the Thermwood LSAM 10'x40' at Local Motors

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'

LSAM (pronounced L-sam) represents an all new technology for large scale 3D printing of thermoplastic polymers. While other large scale additive efforts attempt to scale up small, filament-fed desktop printer techniques, LSAM is, at its core, designed for additive manufacturing of large structures using a fundamentally different approach

LSAM is different. The print process is different. The machine is different. The print head is different. The control is different. The software is different and the resulting parts are different.

LSAM is intended for industrial production. It is not a lab, evaluation or demonstration machine, but is instead a full-fledged industrial additive manufacturing system intended for the production of large scale components.

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.       

About Local Motors

Local MotorsLocal Motors is a ground mobility company focused on shaping the future for the better. Founded in 2007 with a belief in open collaboration and co-creation, Local Motors is a digital OEM, capable of micro-manufacturing, sales, service and operations all from a local footprint using a microfactory.

Meet Olli

 

 

Thermwood LSAM 10'x20' and 10'x40' in Production

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, May 16, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Thermwood LSAM, LSAM, 3D Print, 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing, Additive

Birds-eye view of two Thermwood LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing) machines currently in production here at our factory. Get up close and personal with a 10'x20' as well as a massive 10'x40' LSAM Large Format 3D printer. 

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.    

Thermwood 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, May 16, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Scholarship, 2018

Thermwood is proud to announce Colton O'Brien and Carson Vaal as our scholarship recipients for the Class of 2018.  Each 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. 

Colton O'Brien

Colton O'Brien is the son of Chris and Jennifer O’Brien of Stendal, and is a graduate of Southridge High School.

While at Southridge, Colton was a member of the football and track and field teams. He also participated in the Bass fishing club, FCA, Spirit Club and Outdoors Club.

He was a part of the 2017 State Champion football team, as well as the 2015 State Bass Fishing team.

Colton will be attending Ivy Tech this fall for HVAC and Electrical.

 

 

Carson VaalCarson Vaal is the son of Courtney and Scott Vaal of Jasper, and is a graduate of Jasper High School.

He has been active with Robotics, Marching Band, Symphonic Band and Boy Scouts.

He is an Eagle Scout and a State Gold Ranking Saxophone Soloist.

This fall, Carson with be attending Ball State University to study Architecture

 

 
 

Thermwood would like to congratulate all seniors of the Class of 2018 and wish them the very best in their future studies and endeavors! 

Latest Cut Center Update Adds Frameless Bath Cabinets

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, May 15, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, CNC Router, Announcements, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Frameless, Bath Cabinets

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 are the addition of the Frameless version of Bath cabinets, complimenting the already existing Face Frame version. Included are cabinets designed for Counter Tops, some new versions of Tall cabinets, as well as cabinets designed for toilets and Sink Bridges.

Frameless Bath Cabinets Examples

Two drawers and three shelves

Two drawers and three shelves


 

Right hinge door - 1 drawer, 1 shelf

 

Right hinge door - 1 drawer, 1 shelf


 

Corner cabinet (open)

 

Corner cabinet (open)


Sink Bridge (3 drawer)

Sink Bridge (3 drawer) 


Tall cabinet with left hinge door and 2 equal drawers
 

Tall cabinet with left hinge door and 2 equal drawers



Tall cabinet with opening for toilet, double doors and 1 drawer

Tall cabinet with opening for toilet, double doors and 1 drawer


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

 

Alpha Woodworks On Their Thermwood Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, May 07, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, CNC Routers, Cut Center, Cut Ready, Woodworking, No Programming, Cut Center Impressions, Testimonials, Easy CNC, Alpha Woodworks, cabinets, Furniture, CNC Router, CNC, 3 Axis, closets, moldings, drawer boxes, doors

Thermwood's Award Winning Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers - just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  No programming is required!  Also, you can operate the system as a CNC router in the traditional manner, running programs generated with virtually any CNC software.

Here we present a short video featuring a Thermwood Cut Center owner and their impressions of the machine and its capabilities.

Take a listen to Larry Crutchfield of Alpha Woodworks in Dothan, AL as he discusses their Thermwood Cut Center and what the machine is doing for their business.

Larry Crutchfield and the guys of Alpha Woodworks with their Thermwood Cut Center

Take a listen to Larry Crutchfield of Alpha Woodworks in Dothan, AL as he discusses their Thermwood Cut Center and what the machine is doing for their business.

  

Click for More Info on the Thermwood Cut Center


Below are a few more Cut Center owner impressions as well - take a listen to Tim Richardson of Timberwood Properties in Leesburg, FL, Aaron Barlow of Original Woodworking in Bluffdale, UT, Michael Bednark of Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY, John Allan of Arkansas Wood Doors in Pottsville, AR 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. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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.

2018 Thermwood Dealer Conference and Awards Dinner

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, May 03, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Dealer Conference, AAI, CNC Solutions, CNC Automation, AIL, 2018

Thermwood Dealers participate in the 2018 Dealer Conference at our headquarters in Dale, IN

We recently held our 2018 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 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. 

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A group of Thermwood dealers share a laugh before the 2017 Top Sales Announcements

Huge Pork Chop during Thermwood 2018 Dealer Awards Dinner

Yum!  Huge pork chop at the Thermwood Dealer Awards Dinner

This year, our top dealership was Automation Associates, Inc.  Second and third places went to Aera International, LLC and CNC Automation.  The award for the dealership with the Most Improved Sales for 2017 went to Aera International, LLC.  The award for top International Sales went to CAM Automatizacion out of Mexico.  Congratulations, guys!


First Place - 2017 Sales

1st Place AAI

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


 Second Place - 2017 Sales

2nd Place AIL

Pictured above are: (l-r) Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood), Timur Arslanoglu (Aera International, LLC) and Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood).


 Third Place - 2017 Sales

3rd Place CNC Automation

Pictured above (l-r) are: Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood), Andrew Legault (CNC Automation), Bob Law (CNC Automation) and Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood).


 Most Improved Dealer Sales for 2017

Most Improved - AIL

Pictured above are: (l-r) Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood), Timur Arslanoglu (Aera International, LLC) and Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood).


 Top International Dealer - 2017 Sales

Top International Sales - CAM Automatizacion

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


LSAM Demonstration

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers attend an LSAM demonstration during the 2018 Dealer Conference.

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers attend an LSAM demonstration during the 2018 Dealer Conference.

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers attend an LSAM demonstration during the 2018 Dealer Conference.


 Factory Tour - LSAM Machines Under Construction

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers view several LSAM machines currently under construction.

Touring several new LSAM's under construction

Touring several new LSAM's under construction

Touring several new LSAM's under construction

 

What Can Be Accomplished Using Custom Cuts on the Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, CNC Router, Cut Center, Balusters, Desks, V-Line Corporation, Custom Cuts

V-Line Corporation

Real Projects Completed Using Custom Cuts:

All of the following projects were created on a Thermwood Cut Center by owner Vince Rokicsak of V-Line Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA - using the Custom Cuts menus on his machine:

Reception Desks

All parts were made using the Custom Cuts menu located in the Cut Center. All radius parts, internal ribs, and even the templates for the granite tops.

Reception Desk created using the Custom Cuts tools on the Thermwood Cut Center

Reception Desk created using the Custom Cuts tools on the Thermwood Cut Center

Balusters:

Hickory balusters created using their Cut Center:

Hickory balusters created using the Custom Cuts tools on the Thermwood Cut Center

Custom Cuts Menu:

The Custom Cuts menu includes powerful tools to quickly automate tasks on the Cut Center that take a lot of programming knowledge on traditional CNC routers.

Thermwood Custom Cuts Menu Main Screen

Easily create a straight line or arc in the Custom Cuts menu on the Thermwood Cut Center


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

 

Latest Cut Center Update Adds Casual Country Furniture Collection and More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, CNC Router, Announcements, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Casual Country Furniture

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 Casual Country Furniture Collection, the ability to measure more than one tool at a time and a new tool to help you automatically check whether your user-created eCabinet Systems designs will work correctly in Cut Ready. 

Casual Country Furniture Collection

Casual Country Furniture Collection Added to the Cut Center

This collection consists of simple casual designs, reminiscent of country or farmhouse style furniture. Because of its simple character, the Casual Country Furniture Collection offers a lot of design and application freedom. Appearance can be more formal, even contemporary, or they can be casual depending on how pieces are finished and embellished. 

The collection lends itself to a variety of craft touches such as the addition of rub-on transfer images, decals, hob nails, antique tin, cushions for the benches and the like. You can add trim or round over edges with a hand router. The Casual Country Furniture library offers basic structures that are the core for a huge amount of creativity.Casual Country Hutch with a rub-on transfer image on the drawer


Casual Country Hutch with a rub-on transfer image on the drawer
 


Measuring Multiple Tools at Once

Measuring tools is now a lot easier with the added ability to measure multiple tools at the same time, rather than one at a time.

You can now measure multiple tools at the same time in Cut Ready 

Check User-Created eCabinet Systems Jobs for Compatibility 

Now you have the ability to check your user-created eCabinet Systems designs for compatibility (material thickness, etc). with Cut Ready before sending them to your Cut Center via Cut Ready Publisher. 
*look for an eCabinet Systems update in the very near future

This update allows you to check your user-created eCabinet Systems jobs for Cut Ready compatibility 

Fixes included in this update 

  • When printing door sizes for Face Frame cabinets, a specific scenario would cause software instability. (Fixed)
  • Back Button within the Cut/Line Editor was not working properly. (Fixed)
  • Back Button within the Furniture section would take you back to Job Name. (Fixed)
  • Added additional Corner Cabinet error handling so you cannot enter invalid values. (Fixed)
  • Better keypad performance. (Fixed)
  • Scanning a recut part would occasionally cause “Part cannot be found” message. (Fixed)
  • Invalid calculations on ¾” Drawer box materials. (Fixed)

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