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!  

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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

 

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

 

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

 

eCabinet Systems 6.2 Now Available Featuring Auto Dimensions in Wall Elevation View and Much More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, eCabinet Systems, Updated Features, software update

Latest eCabinet Systems Build 6.2 Summary

eCabinet Systems Build 6.2 Now Available

We are constantly adding new features and abilities to our powerful eCabinet Systems Software.

A few of the highlights of the latest build (6.2) is an auto dimensioning feature for the wall elevation view, scaled prints in the wall elevation view, auto dimensions for vertical walls/rooms and much more.  See below for detailed info on all of the new additions and fixes in this release. 

Please Click Here to download the latest build (6.2):


 Additions in Build 6.2:


Auto Dimension in Wall Elevation View

The auto dimensioning feature for the Wall Elevation View shows you a quick view of dimensions between cabinets and the overall wall dimensions. Settings in the right click menu allow you to filter which dimensions are displayed.

Auto Dimension in Wall Elevation View


Scaled Prints in Wall Elevation View

Scaled printing iis an option from the right click menu. It  allows you a quick way to create a measurable print that can then be given to an architect.

Scaled Prints in Wall Elevation View
 

Auto Dimensions for Vertical Walls and Rooms

Allows for the quick dimensioning of items on a wall. The Drafting Parameters from the right click menu allows you to filter out unnecessary dimensions.

Auto Dimensions for Vertical Walls and Rooms
 

Cross Section Walls

Allows you to create a cross-sectioned view inside a cabinet. This new cross-section view is automatically created on a new page after selecting somewhere on a cabinet (the red line then appears and creates the cross-section).

Cross Section Walls - Front View
Cross Section Walls - Front View
 
Cross Section Walls - Side View
 Cross Section Walls - Side View

Export to DXF

Lets you create a DXF from an overhead view of a layout, front view of a wall, or a cabinet. The DXF can then be loaded into a CAD program for additional information to be added.

Front view before exporting to DXF 
Front view before exporting to DXF

After DXF export - loaded into CAD
After DXF export - loaded into CAD

Disable Enhanced Pocketing

Enhanced pocketing was a feature added in an earlier version of eCabinet Systems and Control Nesting. Those with older machines cannot use this feature, so the ability to disable enhanced pocketing is a way to keep from having errors at the machine in that case.

Disable Enhanced Pocketing
 

Cabinet List Report

Creates a report that lists the cabinets in a batch job or room layout. This report can be exported to Excel.

Cabinet List Report
 

Scaled Prints for Vertical Walls in Line Drawing Editor

Works the same as wall elevation scaled print with the addition of custom user dimensions and notes.

Scaled Prints for vertical walls in Line Drawing Editor
 

Ability to Change Edge Banding Thickness

Allows you to change the thickness of the edge banding when creating CNC jobs rather than having to replace the material in the job.

Ability to change Edge Banding Thickness
 
 Display in Millimeters as well as Meters

Previously, a displayed dimension over 1000mm displayed in meters with decimal places. Now we have added the ability to display it in just millimeters.  

Dimensions displayed as Meters
Dimensions displayed as Meters
 
Dimensions displayed as Millimeters
Dimensions displayed as Millimeters


 Fixes in Build 6.2:


  • Angle Part not working on part with full dado (FIXED)
  • Bodies lost when returning to batch and creating new assembly (FIXED)
  • Double Door grain not correct when adding to corner cabinet (FIXED)
  • Left Applied End Door positioned wrong with detached toe (FIXED)
  • In Metric, changing a Construction Parameters changes the Construction Parameter to zero in Global Item Modifications (FIXED)
  • Pull hardware pattern does not apply on the drawer (FIXED)
  • Variable will update for the currently displayed part, but doesn't for the another part using same variable (FIXED)
  • When editing depth with Constraint Manager, selection does not display correctly (FIXED)
  • When in metric, Banding Stock amount is displayed in Linear Feet (FIXED)
  • Specific scenario causes new cabinet to not have outline bodies (FIXED)
  • Angled front corner cab with a PE cut in top front stretcher gives error message when changing material thickness (FIXED)
  • When a top or deck is removed from a cabinet, the locked opening function no longer works (FIXED)
  • When Assembly Group Parts is used rather than Cabinet Group Parts in batch, hole pattern is cut as backside operation (FIXED)
  • When making a specific change in Advanced settings of Stretcher Editor, stretcher behaves incorrectly (FIXED)
  • When adding a rule for Thickness (% of Material), displays as inch or mm amount rather than percentage (FIXED)
  • Creating a note, or typing after a leader line does not function (FIXED)
  • Missing dovetail geometry in CNC (FIXED)
  • Duplicate Left/Right not working correctly in Elevation View (FIXED)
  • Error when doing Part Editor profiling(FIXED)
  • MDF Door Markers in Space (FIXED)
  • Error when hitting cancel on Profile Tool Section Dialog (FIXED)
  • Error when Printing Nesting Labels (FIXED)
  • Missing Mortise and Tenon for Top Left Rail (FIXED)
  • Error when creating MDF Arch Door (FIXED)

Latest Cut Center Update Adds Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite and More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, CNC Router, Announcements, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite

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 Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite, added flexibility when searching for user-created jobs and the ability to select and remove several jobs at once to help clean/maintain your jobs list. 

Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite

Contempory Bedroom Suite Added to Cut Ready Library

The Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite is a collection of low, chic and very stylish bedroom furniture available with or without the Wave pattern.  It is reminiscent of high-end Italian contemporary furniture, with all the grace and style that it implies.  Perfect for the person who enjoys modern, high style surroundings.

Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite Dresser featuring fold out hidden shelving.


Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite Dresser featuring hidden shelving on either end.
 

Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite Chest featuring fold out hidden shelving.


Contemporary Wave Bedroom Suite Chest featuring hidden shelving on either end.
 


New Job Search Flexibility

In addition to searching by job name or user, Cut Ready now has the ability to easily search for jobs within a date range, or by type.  It also adds the ability to select and remove several jobs at once to help clean and maintain your Jobs list.

Now, you can easily search for jobs within a date rage or by type. 

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 Appoints Scott Vaal as LSAM Product Manager

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Employees, Thermwood LSAM, Promotions

Thermwood Appoints Scott Vaal as Manager of Additive ManufacturingThermwood Corporation announced today the promotion of Scott Vaal to the position of LSAM Product Manager.

In his new role, Scott will be responsible for all aspects of our Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system including product/software enhancements, potential markets and more. 

Scott is a long-standing employee with Thermwood and has held various positions with the company over the past 24 years.

Scott is married with 3 children and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.

All-New Thermwood.com Launching Today!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Website

New Re-Designed Thermwood.com

All New Thermwood Website Launches Today!

The all-new www.thermwood.com launches today, and is packed with new features to help you quickly and easily find essential information about our machines and services. 

 

 



Clean and Uncluttered Design

All New Thermwood Website Features a Clean and Uncluttered Design

The new website has a clean and uncluttered design, improved navigation and functionality thoughout as well as improved access to product information and videos.

It works across all platforms and is responsive and optimized for mobile devices.

 

  

 


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Our CNC Experts can evaluate your production needs to determine how you can reduce costs and increase efficiency. Thermwood also offers free live demonstrations of our equipment and software to qualified companies using your product details.

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Thermwood Appoints Joe Harger as LSAM Applications Manager

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Employees, Demonstrations

Thermwood Appoints Joe Harger as LSAM Applications ManagerThermwood Corporation announced today the promotion of Joe Harger to the position of LSAM Applications Manager. 

In his new role, Joe will be responsible for the coordination of all aspects of our Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) demonstrations.

Joe is a long standing employee with Thermwood and has held various positions with the company over the past 11 years

Joe is married with 2 children and resides in Southern Indiana.

Thermwood Corporation a leading manufacturer of CNC routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems with thousands of installations worldwide spanning 45+ years of business.