Thermwood CNC Routers are compatible with major CAD software programs

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Mar 08, 2012

Tags: eCabinet Systems, 20-20, KCD, Microvellum, CabinetPro, RouterCAD, Planit, Cabinet Vision, CabinetWare, Mastercam, artcam, Alphacam, BobCAD-CAM

Did you know that Thermwood CNC Routers are compatible with most major design and CAD/CAM software programs?  This means that you don't have to worry about changing software when you use a Thermwood CNC Router.

You can output machine code from software like KCD, Microvellum, 20-20, Planit, MasterCam and many others to a Thermwood CNC Router.

CAD/CAM programs like Mastercam are used for a variety of applications because the CAD portion allows you to design virtually anything in two and three dimensions.  The CAM portion converts the design to useable machine code for a CNC machine.

CAD products such as Autocad with no CAM can be sent to a Thermwood CNC Router by changing the layer names and sending the .dxf file to the Thermwood controller.

Design programs like KCD, Cabinetvision and others are mainly used in Nested Based applications for the cabinet, closet, RV, Marine and other industries that utilize sheet products.

Please click here for more detailed information on these connections.

Please click here to Request a Consultation with one of our CNC Experts.  They can evaluate your production needs to determine how you can reduce costs and increase efficiency. 

 

Thermwood CNC Routers are compatible with most major CAD software programs.

Thermwood Southeast Sales Representative, Dennis Glenn Blackburn passed away.

Posted by Jason Susnjara on Fri, Feb 24, 2012

Tags: Thermwood, Woodworking, plastics, CNC Routers, CNC Router, Dennis Blackburn, Polk Area Bicycle Association, FLC 2012 BIKE MS


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WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA - Mr. Dennis Glenn Blackburn, age 62, died from multiple challenged systems Tuesday (February 7, 2012).

Dennis was born in Appleton, WI, on Jan. 10, 1950 and moved to Winter Haven from Portage, WI, in 1966. 

Dennis has been associated with Thermwood Corporation since 1990, becoming an exclusive dealer for Thermwood in March of 1997.  Dennis was highly committed to Thermwood, continuously placing in the top tier of sales every year.  “Dennis was very passionate about Thermwood, and cared deeply about all of his customers” said Vice President of Sales, Dennis Palmer.  

He was a member of the Polk Area Bicycling Association, and attended Beymer Memorial United Methodist Church.

Dennis is survived by his wife Elizabeth C. Blackburn, and daughters Celeste and Ona.

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.

Free Online Customer Invitation from Thermwood

Posted by Jason Susnjara on Wed, Feb 08, 2012

Tags: Thermwood, CNC Routers, software, signs, sign industry, SignRouter 43, Orlando, Sign, International Sign Expo, CNC Router, ISA

 

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The International Sign Expo (March 22nd-24th) is a great way to see exciting new technologies in the sign industry.  

Thermwood has been in the sign industry for many years and will be showcasing our SignRouter 43 demonstrating the machine capabilities by machining aluminum, plastics and foam (Booth #1080).

Thermwood is offering Free Trade Show Passes to the 2012 International Sign Expo in Orlando, FL, March 22nd - 24th.  If interested, please click on the link below to regsiter for a free pass.

Free ISA Trade Show Pass Registration Link

 

 

 

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 Version 6.0 Build 7 Available

Posted by Jason Susnjara on Tue, Nov 29, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, eCabinet Systems, CNC, software, control nesting, software update, CNC output

 

 

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Dear eCabinet Systems Members,


eCabinet Systems version 6.0 Build 7 is now available. This latest version of eCabinet Systems is available as a download only. No disc is required. It is a full install. It will either update your existing version of eCabinet Systems or complete a full install.

eCabinet Systems Version 6.0 Build 7 is ONLY a time extension release:

eCabinet Systems Update Page:
http://www.ecabinetsystems.com/ecabinet_systems_updates.htm

To obtain eCabinet Systems V6.0 Build 7, install click on the link above. Save this file to your computer then double click it to run.

If you need a new reg code, please email cabinets@thermwood.com or go to www.ecabinetsystems.com to generate a new code.

Sincerely,

Your friends at eCabinet Systems

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.

CNC Automation and Habitat For Humanity work together at WMS

Posted by Jason Susnjara on Tue, Aug 30, 2011

Tags: Thermwood, Woodworking, Nested Base, CNC Automation, WMS, Canada, WMS Show, CNC Router, Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity will be the beneficiary of CNC Automation's technology and generosity at the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS) October 27-29.

The St. Zotique, QC-based company plans to make and assemble parts into residential casegoods at its exhibit booth throughout the three-day show, taking place for the first time ever at the Direct Energy Centre. The casegoods will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Restore in Ontario.

 

CNC Automation hatches grand plans for WMS

Making this live production possible are three production lines that CNC Automation will have in operation during WMS. They include:

Solid Wood Processing, CNC's newest division, will showcase Kentwood moulders and Ironwood classical woodworking equipment to manufacture five-piece wood cabinet doors.

Panel Processing, including Thermwood CNC nested-based routers, Omal drill and dowel insertion equipment and a panel saw, will produce case good components.

Spray Finishing & Sanding, featuring Timesavers calibration sanders, Loewer finishing sanders and Makor water-based spray systems, will be used to finish the solid wood parts. 

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In addition, CNC Automation is finalizing plans for a tour of Toronto-area woodworking facilities to take place on Wednesday, October 26, the day before the show opens. To assist out-of-town customers, the company has secured a block of rooms at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel conveniently located to the Direct Energy Centere.

 "We are extremely excited to see the change in venue of the WMS show," said Daniel Comeau vice president, general manager of CNC Automation. "The move to downtown Toronto has injected the market with a new enthusiasm in this important Canadian event. The WMS show is an important part of the Canadian marketplace. Canadian manufacturers deserve and should expect a "locally" based and focused showcase of products featuring the newest technologies."

"CNC Automation is committed to all of our customers Canada wide," Comeau added. "The WMS event provides us the opportunity to express this commitment to the Canadian marketplace. As a Canadian machinery dealer, we owe it to our Canadian customers to provide a Canadian event where they can view the latest technology and be exposed to new ideas that are important to their future growth and prosperity."

Please visit CNC Automation's booth at WMS in Toronto.  Booth #'s are 129 and 1504.

For more information please visit www.cncautomation.com (800.421.5955) or www.thermwood.com (800.533.6901)

 


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.


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