Latest Cut Center Update Adds Vertical Wall Beds (Murphy Beds)

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Vertical Wall Beds, Murphy Beds

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Thermwood Cut Center Latest Update Adds Vertical Wall BedsWe are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center.  

Included in this update is a collection of Vertical Wall Beds, that can be customized in the Cut Ready software to fit your application.

 

Thermwood Vertical Wall Bed in the down position

New Vertical Wall Beds

Also known as “Murphy Beds”, these are a collection of stylish, attractive bedroom furniture pieces for the home. They are ideal where space is limited, such as guest rooms, dorm rooms, etc. 

This collection provides you with a simple, yet elegant design that is easily assembled with a screwdriver using “Lock Joints”.

 

Create Your Own Custom Configuration

Thermwood Vertical Wall Bed in the up positionVertical Wall Beds come in several styles and configurations, however, you may also create your own unique design. Side units may be adjusted to any width, depth, or height within a given range. Choices of undermount or side mount slides are also available.

Get creative by applying different moldings to obtain your desired look. This simple, clean design will blend with virtually any decor.

 

 

 

 

Update Info

This update contains over 200 configurations for a Queen mattress. In the coming weeks, we will release two other sizes: Double/Full & Twin.


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

 

Thermwood LSAM Facebook Live Printing Walkthrough

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, LSAM, 3D Print, Facebook Live

Thermwood VP of Marketing, Jason Susnjara gives a short walkthrough of the LSAM 10'x20' while it is concurrently printing two pieces for the marine industry out of 20% carbon fiber-filled ABS.

Jason Susnjara gives a live walkthrough of the Thermwood LSAM printing process.


 

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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 machines can be up to 100 feet long with print head output rates from 200 to 500 pounds per hour.  

About the Thermwood LSAM

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.   

What Owners Are Saying About the Thermwood Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Aug 07, 2017

Tags: Cut Ready, Cut Center, Testimonials, Owners

You may have heard about the Award Winning Cut Ready Cut Center from our emails and advertising, and wondered if the claims of making custom cabinets and furniture with NO programming is all "too good to be true."

Here we present videos featuring five Thermwood Cut Center owners and their impressions of the machine and its capabilities.

Take a listen to Tim Richardson of Timberwood Properties in Leesburg, FL, Aaaron Barlow of Original Woodworking in Bluffdale, UT, and Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking in Lenexa, KS, Michael Bednark of Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY and John Allan of Arkansas Wood Doors in Pottsville, AR as they discuss their new Cut Centers and what the machine is going to do for each business.

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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.

Thermwood at AWFS 2017 - From the floor!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Tags: AWFS, CNC Router, smart-router, Model 45, Las Vegas, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Brent East

In the video below, Thermwood's own Brent East gives a tour of our booth #9200 during Day 2 of the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, NV.  Featuring the award-winning Cut Ready Cut Center and the versatile Model 45 CNC router.  Take a look at what we are up to at the show!

See just how easy it is to use the Cut Center

Visit AWFS 2017 and try out the Award Winning Thermwood Cut Center

The Thermwood Cut Center will be in action during AWFS 2017.  You'll have the opportunity to see just how easy it is to run this new 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 (#9200) and speak to a Thermwood representative to get your hands on this exciting machine! 

Solid Wood Machining on the Thermwood Model 45Thermwood CabinetShop 45

We will also be demonstrating solid wood, plastics and aluminum utilizing a pod system and a horizontal aggregate on our 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 in addition to cabinets, solid wood, millwork, phenolic, display fixtures and much more.  This high-performance three axis CNC router is available in either single or dual spindles, multiple table sizes and many other options as well.

Thermwood Model 45 Videos (including machining HDPE plastic sheets):

Thermwood Model 45 Machining Plastic Sheet (HDPE) 

See at AWFS 2017:

Both of these machines will be on display and cutting live at AWFS 2017 (July 19th-22nd) in Booth #9200 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Make plans now to visit us and see this exciting new technology in person! 

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Timberwood Properties On Their New Thermwood Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, CNC Routers, Woodworking, Cut Ready, Cut Center, No Programming, Testimonials, Cut Center Impressions, Timberwood Properties, Easy CNC

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 new Thermwood Cut Center owner and their impressions of the machine and its capabilities.

Tim Richardson and the guys of Timberwood Properties with their new Thermwood Cut Center

Take a listen to Tim Richardson of Timberwood Properties in Leesburg, FL as he discusses their new 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 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.

Thermwood Cut Center Adds Single Pass MDF Doors and Much More New For AWFS 2017

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, AWFS, CNC Router, Cut Center, MDF doors, Cut Center Updates

New For AWFS 2017

Experience the award winning Cut Ready Cut Center at the AWFS Show July 19th thru 22nd in Thermwood's booth #9200.  New for AWFS 2017 are "Single Pass MDF Doors" that offer a wide variety of door styles and profiles. 

The Cut Ready Cut Center also includes a number of new control features making it even easier to use.  No programming--no learning CAD/CAM or CNC code--just tell it want you want to make, load the material, and let it make the parts for you!


Single Pass MDF Doors using Diamond Tools

(tooling may be purchased on www.thermwoodwebstore.com)

We now offer the ability to create single pass MDF doors using diamond tooling. This feature offers the following benefits:

  • Letting you create Single Pass Doors much faster versus Multi Pass Doors.
  • You can choose to leave the inside corners as a radius, or have Cut Ready clean them out automatically.

Choosing Muti-Pass or Single Pass Doors in the Cut Center is easy

Choosing Muti-Pass or Single Pass Doors in the Cut Center is easy


Click to view MDF Door with Corner Cleanup Video


Easily Create Radius or Mitered Inside Corners

MDF door with mitered inside corner shown belowEasily create mdf door with inside mitered corner on the Cut Center

MDF door with radius inside corner shown belowEasily create mdf door with inside radius on the Cut Center

Easily Choose Your Profiles

The Cut Center can also help narrow down which door to use by selecting only the profiles you want.  The matching drawer fronts are automatically shown. 

The Cut Center can help choose your profile for you

Frameless Uppers now have both Flush Bottom Doors and Overhang Doors

Another new added feature is the addition of both flush bottom and overhang doors to frameless uppers.

Flush Bottom Doors in Cut Ready

Flush Bottom Doors in Cut Ready

Overhang Doors in Cut Ready

Overhang Doors in Cut Ready

Verify Tooling Screen Easier to Use

The Verify Tooling interface has been updated to be easier to use and more specific (only displaying mandatory tools).

The verify tooling interface has been simplified and now only displays the tools in use

Cut Center Now Monitors Tooling Used During CNC Access

We've also made the Cut Center even more accident-proof.   It now monitors any tooling changes made while in CNC Access.  If you forget to change a tool back or if you changed something in the tool table, the Cut Center will automatically verify those tools prior to cutting.

Cut Center Now Monitors Tooling Used During CNC Access


Try out the award-winning Thermwood Cut Center for yourself at AWFS 2017!

See the Thermwood Cut Center in action at AWFS 2017!

The 2017 AWFS Show (July 19th-22nd) promises to be an exciting opportunity to visit Las Vegas and see the very latest technology from Thermwood!  Like the award winning Thermwood Cut Center (make virtually anything a cabinet shop would want to make - with no programming) and the powerful and versitile Model 45 with a pod system (machining solid wood, plastic and aluminum).

Visit AWFS 2017 and try out the Award Winning Thermwood Cut Center

See just how easy it is to use the Cut Center

The Thermwood Cut Center will be in action during AWFS 2017.  You'll have the opportunity to see just how easy it is to run this new 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 (#9200) and speak to a Thermwood representative to get your hands on this exciting machine!   More Info

About the Cut Center 

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood Cut Ready 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

 

View Your Machine Through the Thermwood CNC Mobile App

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, CNC Mobile App

Thermwood CNC Mobile App

The Thermwood Mobile App now has a new feature - the ability to view your Thermwood CNC router through your web cam. 

This is a convenient way to watch your machine remotely. 

How it Works

You set up your own web cam (must be an SSL enabled camera for security), and host it on a web page you control.  Then, inside the Thermwood app, you can enter in the address of your camera feed (on your hosted page), and access it through the app.

Click Machine Cameras to bring up a lising of all accessible cameras in the app

Click Machine Cameras to bring up a lising of all accessible cameras in the app


This brings up a listing of all cameras you have added/and gives you the ability to add additional cameras

Listing of all added cameras and link to add additional cameras


Add a new camera by entering in a name and web address to your hosted web cam

Add a new camera by entering in a name and web address to your hosted web cam


More Details

This feature is not designed to be used as a remote management or operation tool, only as an access point in the app that points to the host of your choice.  It is only designed to be used as a viewer, not for remote operation of your machine.

Axis P5514 PTZ Camera

Recommended Camera

Thermwood recommends the Axis P5514 PTZ Camera, but any SSL enabled camera that you can host on your site should work.  Note:  Thermwood will not be able to provide technical support on your camera or hosting platform, only on our app.

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Get The App

Available on the App Store

Available on Google Play

Also available on any browser here: https://server.thermwood.com/thmmobileapp

Get Hands-On Experience with the Thermwood Cut Center at AWFS 2017

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Trade Shows, AWFS, CNC Router, Model 45, Cut Center

See the Thermwood Cut Center in action at AWFS 2017!

Try out the award-winning Thermwood Cut Center for yourself at AWFS 2017!

The 2017 AWFS Show (July 19th-22nd) promises to be an exciting opportunity to visit Las Vegas and see the very latest technology from Thermwood!  Like the award winning Thermwood Cut Center (make virtually anything a cabinet shop would want to make - with no programming) and the powerful and versatile Model 45 with a pod system (machining solid wood, plastic and aluminum).

Visit AWFS 2017 and try out the Award Winning Thermwood Cut Center

See just how easy it is to use the Cut Center

The Thermwood Cut Center will be in action during AWFS 2017.  You'll have the opportunity to see just how easy it is to run this new 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 (#9200) and speak to a Thermwood representative to get your hands on this exciting machine! 

Solid Wood Machining on the Thermwood Model 45Thermwood CabinetShop 45

We will also be demonstrating solid wood, plastics and aluminum utilizing a pod system and a horizontal aggregate on our 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 in addition to cabinets, solid wood, millwork, phenolic, display fixtures and much more.  This high-performance three axis CNC router is available in either single or dual spindles, multiple table sizes and many other options as well.

Thermwood Model 45 Videos (including machining HDPE plastic sheets):

Thermwood Model 45 Machining Plastic Sheet (HDPE) 

See at AWFS 2017:

Both of these machines will be on display and cutting live at AWFS 2017 (July 19th-22nd) in Booth #9200 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Make plans now to visit us and see this exciting new technology in person! 

Request More Information from Thermwood

Thermwood 3D Printed PPS Test Panel Maintains Vacuum Without Coatings

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Tags: Announcements, 3D printing, Additive, LSAM, 3D Print, Thermwood LSAM, Additive Manufacturing, PPS, FRC East, Test Results

Thermwood Logo

Thermwood has taken a major step toward its goal of 3D printing autoclave capable tooling from high temperature carbon fiber filled thermoplastic materials.

As an added benefit, Thermwood believes it will soon produce molds and tooling that function properly under vacuum in a heated, pressurized autoclave without the use of any type of coating to seal the printed tools. 

50% Carbon Fiber filled PPS Panels Tested by Fleet Readiness Center

50% Carbon Fiber Filled PPS Panel Printed and Machined on LSAM

50% Carbon Fiber Filled PPS Panel Printed and Machined on LSAM

Working toward this goal, Thermwood engineers have printed 50% Carbon Fiber filled PPS panels on its LSAM additive manufacturing machine that held vacuum to an industry acceptable level in independent testing. The test was conducted by the Fleet Readiness Center, FRC-East, located at MCAS Cherry Point, NC under a previously announced Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) partnership, and the results met FRC-East acceptance criterion that the bag must not lose more than 2 in Hg over 5 minutes.  

Fleet Readiness Center East

View of LSAM PPS Sample with Vacuum Bag

View of LSAM PPS Sample with Vacuum Bag

View of LSAM PPS Sample and Vacuum Bag without Vacuum Hose
View of LSAM PPS Sample and Vacuum Bag without Vacuum Hose 

Previously, other unaffiliated companies have tested actual tools printed by Thermwood from 20% Carbon Fiber filled ABS and have also found that those tools held vacuum to an acceptable level without the use of any sealer or coating; however, the ABS material is not suitable for high temperature applications. 

LSAM ABS Demonstration Part Showing as printed (rough cut and finished surfaces)

LSAM ABS Demonstration Part showing as printed (rough cut and finished surfaces) 

Vacuum Bagging Test on LSAM ABS Demonstration Part at Fleet Readiness

Vacuum Bagging Test on LSAM ABS Demonstration Part at Fleet Readiness 

Despite that, several parts have been made from those tools under vacuum at room temperature and at slightly elevated temperatures. Thermwood has also already printed a 50% Carbon Fiber filled three dimensional PPS mold which has not yet been tested. Thermwood’s goal is to produce molds that will be used in a production autoclave, molding finished parts suitable for actual end use. 

Thermwood's Additive Printing Process 

Thermwood’s additive printing process differs fundamentally from conventional Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printing. Most FDM processes print parts by melting and extruding a relatively small bead of thermoplastic material onto a heated build platin that is contained within a heated chamber. The heated chamber keeps the extruded material from cooling too much before the next layer is added.

Thermwood machines print a large bead at such a high rate that a heated environment is not needed. It is basically an exercise in controlled cooling. Print speed is adjusted so that each layer cools to the proper temperature just as the next layer starts to print resulting in a continuous printing process that produces high quality parts. Thermwood believes this fundamentally different approach produces superior parts. 

Thermwood's Patent Pending Compression Roller 

Thermwood Patent Pending Compression Roller

One other feature that Thermwood engineers believe helps produce solid, void free parts, is a patent pending compression roller that follows directly behind the print nozzle, flattening the bead while fusing it tightly to the previous layer. 

More About LSAM

Thermwood LSAM 10'x10' Additive Manufacturing Machine

Thermwood’s large scale dual gantry LSAM machines both print and trim parts on the same machine. They are programmed with Thermwood’s LSAM Print 3D slicing software, which is rapidly becoming the most capable additive manufacturing software in the industry.

The LSAM and its software operate within Mastercam and are specifically designed for near-net-shape, rather than net-shape printing.

It works with most major CAD file formats including virtually all solid, surface and mesh formats. Thermwood maintains a continuing software development effort to continuously improve, enhance and expand its features and capabilities.

Click for More Info on the Thermwood LSAM

Thermwood 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Scholarship, 2017

Thermwood is proud to announce Lyssa Smiddy and Gabriel Fehribach as our scholarship recipients for the Class of 2017.  This year, Thermwood has increased the annual scholarship to $2,000.  Since the introduction of these renewable scholarships, Thermwood has awarded over $200,000 to students wishing to further their education. 

Lyssa Smiddy Bio

Gabriel Fehribach Bio

Thermwood would like to congratulate all seniors of the Class of 2017 and wish them the very best in their future studies and endeavors!