SAMPE 2017 is Right Around the Corner!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, May 09, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, 3 Axis, 5 Axis, Trade Shows, SAMPE, LSAM, RUAG

Thermwood at Sampe Seattle 2017

SAMPE 2017 is right around the corner.  This year’s SAMPE event is located at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.  Dates for the event are May 22nd–25th.  Thermwood will be exhibiting at this event in Booth F24, Hall A.  You can register for the event at www.sampeamerica.org

LSAM 

Thermwood LSAM Additive Manufacturing SystemThermwood will be featuring our new Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system showing videos along with finished parts.  The LSAM is a one of a kind system that features a print gantry for printing a variety of materials including ABS,PPS and ULTEM with carbon fiber and a trim gantry for the subtractive process.  The LSAM is used for the production of tooling, molds, masters, patterns, fixtures and plugs used in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, boating, foundry and thermoforming.

 


New APM System

Thermwood APM Insertion System

Thermwood will also feature our new three axis APM system for machining and automatically inserting potted fasteners for the satellite industry.  This new system was brought to the industry in conjunction with RUAG Space.  The APM system machines and drills the panels, then automatically inserts the fasteners using a patented approach.


Three and Five Axis Machining Centers

Thermwood 3 and 5 Axis CNC Machining Centers

Of course we can’t forget the Thermwood line of three and five axis CNC machining centers.  We have a large variety of different sizes and configurations ideally suited for the production, fabrication & trimming of wood, plastics, non-ferrous metals, composites and other advanced materials.  These applications range from machining patterns and molds/plugs to trimming & machining production products for various industries such as woodworking, automotive, aerospace/aviation, military/defense and many more industries.

Although we won’t have any machinery at this event, we will have videos and parts for touch and feel.  We will also have representation there to help with any questions that you might have.


About Thermwood

Thermwood Corporate Headquarters

Thermwood is a US based company with dealers and distributors worldwide.  In addition to machine manufacturing and software development, Thermwood has a technical service organization that provides support, machine installation, training, retrofits, custom programming and production assistance.  Please visit www.thermwood.com, call 1-800-533-6901 or email [email protected] for more information. 

Meet the Thermwood Model 90 High-Performance 5 Axis CNC Router

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, CNC Routers, 5 Axis, Model 90, Product Information, Continuous C-Axis Rotation, Impact Resistant Head

Thermwood Model 90 5'x12' 5 Axis CNC Router

Model 90 5'x12' DualTable

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis CNC designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.  

This powerful and versatile machine is capable of full five axis simultaneous motions with extremely fast accelerations, and is 3D laser-calibrated to assure the most accurate absolute positioning and repeatability.

Multi-Purpose 90 Available Features:

  1. 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)

  2. Single Aluminum Table Sizes available 5'x'5, 5'x'10' and 10'x5'

  1. Dual Aluminum Table Sizes Availalbe 5'x'5, 5'x'10 and 5'x12'
  1. Rapid Speed 3500 IPM
  1. Continuous C-Axis Rotation
  1. Impact Resistant Head 
  1. Moving Aluminum Table
  1. Fixed Gantry
  1. 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  1. Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion

Thermwood Model 90 Gantry

Thermwood Model 90 Spindle

Multi-Purpose 90 Available Features (continued):

  1. Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  2. 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  3. Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  4. Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  5. 5 Axis Chip Collection
  6. 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  7. Enclosure 
  8. Gantry Lighting 
  9. Automatic Axis Alignment Verification
  10. Rack-driven

Thermwood Model 90 Gantry and Spindle

Multi-Purpose 90 Available Features (continued):

  1. Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  2. Three rail system on gantry for greater stability and support

  3. Dual pneumatic counter-balance cylinders

  4. Internal bracing inside gantry for greater stability and support

  5. Fully air-conditioned control cabinet

  6. Multi-Function Gridded Pod Table 

  7. In the Leg Tool Changer

  8. Bar Style Tool Changer

  9. Automatic Tool Length Sensor 

  10. Machine Training and Installation

  11. Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support  

Thermwood Model 90 Automatic Tool Length Sensor

Model 90 Automatic Tool Length Sensor


Thermwood Advanced Technical Features

  • Volumetric 3D Laser Compensation - this compensates for position errors within the three dimensional working envelope of the machine.
  • Fixture Placement Compensation - Allows the user to mechanically locate three points on a fixture during intial program set up which are used as a reference for the QCore SuperControl to automatically align the program to the new fixture location. 
  • Continuous C-Axis Rotation - allows the machine to perform complex motions that require multiple rotations of the C-Axis, and then quickly return to home. Simplifies operations and eliminates the possibility of damaged wire within movable joints (maintenance-free metal contacts provide log life with error-free data communication transmission).
  • Constant Tip Speed Machining - Automatically varies the machine feed speed to allow the tip of the tool to maintain a constant speed.  This feature synchronizes the linear and rotary movements ensuring a constant and smooth cutting motion.
  • Tip Center Rotation - Allows for maintaining tool tip positioning when commanding a rotary axis to move in coordination with two or more linear axes.
  • Impact Resistant Head - A positive locating joint between the axis 5 arm and the rest of the machine.  Decreases the amount of force applied to the head in the event of a collision and diminishes the need to realignment.  Also reduces fixture and spindle damage.
  • Remote Diagnostics - provides direct, live, visual contact from the machine control to Thermwood's Service department with the touch of a button.  Thermwood technicians can diagnose, troubleshoot and configure the control remotely.
  • Advanced Communications - Communication features available between the operator and the Thermwood QCore SuperControl allow the operator to electronically search programming and maintenance manuals, view maintence videos, error reporting, maintenance tracking and dynamic exploded assembly drawings.
  • Single Source Service - thermwood factory service for both the CNC Control System and the CNC Machine.  One phone number to call.
  • Control Upgrades - On-going control upgrades.  The evolution and latest features of our control system are available at www.thermwood.com.

    Thermwood Model 90 Single Table 5'x12'

Model 90 Single Table 5'x12'

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Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90 CNC Router Video - Machining a Bust Out of Low-Density Foam

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Tags: Thermwood, 5 Axis, Model 90, Video, Foam, Machining

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This part was machined on a Thermwood 5 Axis Dual Table 5'x'5 Model 90 CNC router.  

The bust was machined out of polyurethane low-density foam and took approximately 5-6 hours for the cycle time.  The tool path was completed in MasterCAM X9, and had over 1.6 million lines of code.  


About the Thermwood Model 90

Thermwood Model 90 CNC Router

The Thermwood Model 90 is a heavy-duty, high-speed 5 Axis CNC Router specifically designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining of thermoformed, composite and fiberglass parts.

It is available in a variety of table sizes including:

Single table sizes 5'x5', 5'x10' and 10'x5' and Dual table sizes from 5'x'5, 5'x10' and 5'x12' with other table sizes available.

This robust system offers a variety of options and features to tackle a multitude of different applications, and is laser calibrated to assure the most accurate absolute positioning and repeatability.


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Thermwood 5 Axis High-Performance Heavy-Duty Model 90 Videos

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Tags: Thermwood, 5 Axis, Model 90, High Performance, Video

The Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.  It is capable of full five axis simultaneous motions with extremely fast accelerations.

Bust machined on Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90

Thermwood Model 90 5 Axis 5'x12' CNC Router
Model 90 5 Axis 5'x12' CNC Router


Available Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)
  • Continuous C-Axis
  • Impact Resistant Head 
  • Moving Aluminum Table
  • Fixed Gantry
  • 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • 5 Axis Chip Collection
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  • Enclosure 
  • Gantry Lighting 
  • Multi-Function Gridded Pod Table 
  • In the Leg Tool Changer
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor 
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

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Thermwood Model 67 or Model 90 - Which is Right For You?

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Feb 19, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, 5 Axis, CNC Router, Model 90, Model 67

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose Five Axis Series are all great machines for trimming formed parts, patterns and molds using five-axis simultaneous motions, but you may be wondering which one would work best for your specific application?

To help you decide, we'll focus on comparing the Model 67 and Model 90 below.  These heavy-duty moving-table machines are ideal for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, and come in either single or dual table configurations:


Multi-Purpose 67

The Multi-Purpose 67 is an entry-level five axis specifically developed for three-dimensional machining, available with a variety of either single or dual moving aluminum table sizes.

Available Features:

  • Single table sizes from 5'x5' to 10'x5' or dual table sizes from 5'x5' to 5'x12'
  • Moving Solid Aluminum Table/ Fixed Gantry
  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-18,000 RPM, larger spindle sizes available)
  • 24' Z axis standard (available up to 48" Z axis)
  • QCore SuperControl
  • Full 5 axis simultaneous motions
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor 
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • 5 Axis Chip Collection 
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • In the Leg Tool Changer
  • Remote Start/Stop
  • Gantry Lighting
  • Continuous C Axis with Impact Resistant Head
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

 

Thermwood Model 67 5'x12' Dual Table CNC Router

Model 67 5'x12' Dual Moving Tables


Videos


Multi-Purpose 90

The Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.  It is capable of full five axis simultaneous motions with extremely fast accelerations.

Available Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)
  • Continuous C-Axis
  • Impact Resistant Head 
  • Moving Aluminum Table
  • Fixed Gantry
  • 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • 5 Axis Chip Collection
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  • Enclosure 
  • Gantry Lighting 
  • Multi-Function Gridded Pod Table 
  • In the Leg Tool Changer
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor 
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

 

Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90 Dual Table 5'x10' CNC Router

Model 90 5'x10' Dual Moving Tables


Videos

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Large Sculptures created on a Thermwood 5 Axis Model 67 CNC Router at John Cox's Creature Workshop

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Tags: 5 Axis, CNC Router, Model 67, john cox, sculptures, 67

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Model 67 5'x12' Dual Table CNC Router shown


Description:

The Model 67 is entry-level fixed-gantry, moving table 5 Axis CNC router that is used for trimming formed parts, patterns or molds using five-axis simultaneous motions.  It is available with a variety of either single or dual moving solid aluminum table sizes.


Features of the Model 67:

  • Single table sizes from 5'x5' to 10'x5' or dual table sizes from 5'x5' to 5'x12'
  • Fixed Gantry
  • Moving Solid Aluminum Table
  • 7.5HP HSD Dual End Spindle (3,000-18,000RPM)
  • 24' Z axis standard (available up to 48" Z axis)
  • QCore SuperControl
  • Full 5 axis simultaneous motions
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor (optional)
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

Videos featuring large sculptures created on a Thermwood Model 67 at John Cox's Creature Workshop:

 

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Thermwood Model 77 for Large Format Composite, Aerospace, Pattern/Mold Machining

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, 5 Axis, Announcements, CNC Router, Model 77, manufacturing

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose Five Axis Series combines all the elements needed for trimming of large aerospace and composite materials as well as machining large format patterns and molds/plugs for the aviation and defense industries.

Here we look at the Thermwood Model 77.  This heavy-duty, high-speed, moving gantry machine is ideal for machining large applications utilizing heavy fixtures.

Lenny and Mike with their newly installed Thermwood Model 77 5'x10' 5 Axis CNC Router

Lenny and Mike with their newly installed Model 77 5’x10’ 5 Axis CNC router featuring an enclosed overhead cap cover, 10 position rotary automatic tool changer, 36" Z Axis, gantry lighting system, access doors, Nemi pod table and rear dust extraction booth.

Thermwood Model 77 5x10 CNC Router


Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM Spindle) (other spindles available)
  • Impact Resistant 5 Axis Head 
  • 36" Z (other sizes available)
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Change System
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Fixed Drill and Tapped Aluminum Table
  • Conventional Style Vacuum Plumbing
  • Heavy Duty Access Doors
  • Gantry Lighting
  • Overhead Cover Cap
  • Rear Dust Extraction Booth
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • Rapid Speed: 3500 inches per minute
  • Moving Gantry
  • Thermwood Q Core SuperControl
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • Volumetric 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor
  • Chip Collection
  • Multi-Function Nemi Pod Table
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 
Model 77 Options

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Thermwood Model 70 and 77 for Large Format Aerospace, Composite, Pattern and Mold Machining

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Tags: CNC, Composites, 5 Axis, CNC Router, aerospace, Model 70, Model 77, trimming, molds, patterns

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose Five Axis Series combines all the elements needed for the machining of large aerospace and composite materials as well as trimming and machining large format patterns and molds/plugs for the aviation and defense industries.

Here we look at the Thermwood Model 77 and Model 70.  These heavy-duty, high-speed, moving gantry machines are ideal for machining of large applications using large/heavy fixtures.


Multi-Purpose 77

The Multi-Purpose 77 is a heavy-duty, high-speed contained system for the machining of large aerospace and composite materials (various sizes available):

Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM Spindle) (other spindles available)
  • Impact Resistant 5 Axis Head 
  • 36" Z (other sizes available)
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Change System
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Fixed Drill and Tapped Aluminum Table
  • Conventional Style Vacuum Plumbing
  • Heavy Duty Access Doors
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • Rapid Speed: 3500 inches per minute
  • Moving Gantry
  • Thermwood Q Core SuperControl
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • Volumetric 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor
  • Chip Collection
  • Multi-Function Nemi Pod Table
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 
Thermwood Model 77 5x10 CNC Router

Model 77 10x20 Fixed Table


Videos (please click images to view videos on our blog)

 

 

 

 


Multi-Purpose 70

The Multi-Purpose 70 is designed for aerospace and composite applications utilizing large/heavy fixtures (various sizes available):

Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Changer Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)
  • Impact Resistant 5 Axis Head 
  • Fixed Aluminum Table
  • Moving Gantry
  • 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • Chip Collection System
  • Multi-Function Nemi Pod Table 
  • In the Leg Tool Changer 
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • Automatic Lubrication
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor
Thermwood Model 70 10x20 CNC Router

Model 70 10x20 Fixed Table

Thermwood Model 70 10x10 CNC Router

Model 70 10x10 Fixed Table


Videos (please click images to view videos on our blog)

 

 


More Info

To find out more about either of these two machines, or any of our other 5 axis offerings, please give us a call at 1-800-533-6901 or click below to fill out an information request form.  We hope to hear from you soon!

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Thermwood Model 67 and 90 for Trimming, Molds & Pattern Machining

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Tags: CNC, 5 Axis, CNC Router, Model 90, Model 67, trimming, molds, patterns

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose Five Axis Series combines all the elements needed for trimming formed parts, patterns and molds using five-axis simultaneous motions.  

Here we look at the Thermwood Model 67 and 90.  These heavy-duty moving-table machines are ideal for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, and come in either single or dual table configurations:


Multi-Purpose 67

The Multi-Purpose 67 is an entry-level five axis available with a variety of either single or dual moving aluminum table sizes.

Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM, larger spindle sizes available)
  • Impact Resistant Head 
  • Moving Aluminum Table/Fixed Gantry
  • 24" Z Standard (available up to 48")
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Thermwood Q Core SuperControl
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • Chip Collection 
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • In the Leg Tool Changer 
  • Remote Start/Stop 
  • Gantry Lighting 
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor
Thermwood Model 67 7x10 CNC Router

Model 67 7x10 Single Moving Table

Thermwood Model 67 10x5 CNC Router

Model 67 5x10 Dual Moving Tables


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Multi-Purpose 90

The Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.

Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Changer Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)
  • Impact Resistant Head 
  • Moving Aluminum Table
  • Fixed Gantry
  • 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • Chip Collection
  • Multi-Function Nemi Pod Table 
  • In the Leg Tool Changer 
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor

Thermwood Model 90 5x12 Dual Table CNC Router

Model 90 5x12 Dual Moving Tables

Thermwood Model 90 10x5 CNC Router

Model 90 10x5 Single Moving Table


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More Info

To find out more about either of these two machines, or any of our other 5 axis offerings, please give us a call at 1-800-533-6901 or click below to fill out an information request form.  We hope to hear from you soon!

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Free Live Demonstrations at Thermwood

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Tags: Thermwood, 3 Axis, 5 Axis, Demonstrations


demo_overviewThermwood's Demonstration Center is available for free live demonstrations at our modern factory headquarters in Dale, IN.  During your demo you can expect:

  • We will replicate your exact part(s) and show you how we can increase your productivity, while saving you money and time on a Thermwood CNC router.

  • Work with our CNC Experts in depth on your exact application(s), and ask questions about programming, machine operation, options, maintenance, financing, service and support.

  • See our manufacturing process from start to finish, and how we carefully build each machine from the ground up.

  • demo_overview_2Tour our facility to see our modern training center (where each machine purchase comes with a 1 week training class for two), factory and demonstration center.
  • See a wide variety of our machines, both three and five axis in action as well as the 2014 Challenger Award winning Cut Ready Cut Center.

  • We will record a video of your live demo for you to watch later.


 Demonstration Center

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Model 90 5 Axis Dual Table 5x5 CNC Router in our Demo Center


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Model 45 3 Axis 5x10 CNC Router in our Demo Center 


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Cut Ready Cut Center 5x10 in our Demo Center (winner of a 2014 IWF Challenger's Award)


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Model 43 3 Axis CNC Router 5x10 with Auto-Offload in our Demo Center


Kitchen cabinet design from IWF 2014 Thermwood booth - all made on a Cut Center

See examples of what our machines can make - Kitchen Design made entirely on a Cut Center


Web Demos

We also offer live Web Demos that allow you to interact with our Demonstration department via your computer.  These web demos are available for both the latest software solutions as well as our machines.  You can see the machine and control running your application and ask questions in real time.  

If time or travel is a factor, this might be a good first step to see what our machines can do for you, before you come in and see the process in person.  Our local representative is typically on-site at your facility during these demonstrations to help explain the process and answer any questions you may have.

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