Thermwood's Cut Ready - The First CNC That Doesn't Need a Programmer!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, May 01, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, AWFS, Cut Ready, Cut Center, cabinets, closets, Furniture, No Programming, Easy CNC, Cut Ready 43, Artie

Cut Ready By Thermwood

Cut Ready - The First CNC That Doesn't Need a Programmer!

Artie InsideCut Ready doesn’t need a programmer because there is already one inside the control. We call him “Artie”.

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. 

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.  While he is a CNC programmer and designer at heart, he also watches over your shoulder to make sure everything goes smoothly and efficiently. 

No programming is necessary with Artie on the job!

You tell him what you want and he creates a program to make it. Whether it is 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. 
 

 


Let Artie do the programming for you in Cut Ready

 

Cut Ready is currently available on two machines from Thermwood:

More Info on the Cut Center with Artie Inside

The Cut Center - requires neither a CNC programmer nor a trained machine operator. Artie moves beyond just programming to guide the operator through the entire production process real time. It is complete, fully contained with all the ancillary equipment smoothly integrated into a package that almost runs itself.  Pretty much anyone can run a Cut Center.

 

 

More Info on the Cut Ready 43 with Artie Inside

 

 

The Cut Ready 43 - is a lower-priced machine that doesn’t need a CNC programmer, but does require a trained and somewhat skilled machine operator.  With the Cut Ready 43 system, Artie offers help during the production process, but not quite to the extent that it does with a Cut Center.  

 

Cut Ready Series Machines Detailed Comparison 


More Info on the Cut Ready 43 with Artie Inside

The Cut Ready 43 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).

The Cut Ready 43 is intended to bring the magic of Artie to a lower-priced system. It features a full-sized vacuum table and, just like its big brother, doesn’t require a CNC programmer. 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 operational training is required).

Since this is a CNC router at its core, you are free to program and operate it as a normal CNC router if you want, but the magic of Artie makes the Cut Ready 43 a whole new exciting experience!

For More Info on the Cut Ready 43, please click here.

The video below shows the powerful Cut Ready 43 machining a door and matching drawer front in MDF using diamond tooling. 


More Info on the Cut Center with Artie Inside

The Thermwood Cut Center is equipped with a 5'x10' table, easy sheet flipper, vacuum cups and a host of other software and equipment.  It is all designed to help you save time and money, using an easy to operate and sophisticated combination of software and machinery that you can feel confident in.  

We've taken the fear out of automation by combining our easy to use interface and years of experience in the industry to create a powerful tool that will allow you to focus more on your products, business, making money, and worry less about being intimidated by the technical details. It is complete, fully contained with all the ancillary equipment smoothly integrated into a package that almost runs itself.

The Cut Center is the ultimate in next generation CNC. 

Your time is money, and the Cut Center helps you save more of both.

For More Info on the Cut Center, please click here.

Cut Center Start Screen 

Visit AWFS 2019 and try out the Cut Center for yourself!

See the Thermwood Cut Center in action at AWFS 2019!

The 2019 AWFS Show (July 17th-20th) 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).

Visit AWFS 2019 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 2019.  You'll have the opportunity to see just how easy it is to run this amazing 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 (#7425) and speak to a Thermwood representative to get your hands on this exciting machine! Make plans now to visit us and see this exciting technology in person! 


What Some of Our Cut Center Customers Are Saying...

What some of our Cut Center customers are saying about their machines


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AUM Wood Products On Their New Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Mar 27, 2019

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

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 his impressions of the machine and its capabilities.

Matt Schiller of AUM Wood Products with his employees and their new Thermwood Cut Center

Take a listen to Matt Schiller of AUM Wood Products in Spicer, MN as he discusses their Thermwood Cut Center and what the machine is doing for his 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 Larry Crutchfield of Alpha Woodworks in Dothan, AL, 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.

Alpha Woodworks On Their Thermwood Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, May 07, 2018

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

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.

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5×10

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Aug 21, 2012

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, Woodworking, Nested Base, 3 Axis, Announcements, Trade Shows, Point of Purchase, CNC Router, High Performance, cabinets, QCore, closets, Furniture, IWF, AutoProcessor, architectural, millwork

Thermwood's latest machine, the AutoProcessor 5x10 - Shown at the 2012 IWF show in Atlanta, GA Booth #5753.

The AutoProcessor 5×10 is a complete solution for Nested Based Panel Processing, Cabinet/Closets, Marine/Boat Building, Furniture Manufacturing, Exhibits/ Store Fixtures, Machining Plastic Sheets and High Volume Cabinet Production. 

With each cycle, the machine first labels the sheet, positions the sheet on the table, machines the material, off-loads the finished parts and then repeats the process. Dust collection during this process keeps scrap and debris to a minimum.  Labels help the operator to quickly sort the parts, and Assembly Marks help final assembly happen quickly and easily.

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5x10Features:
• Thermwood QCore SuperControl
•5’ x 10’ Working  Table / Moving Gantry
• Rapid Speed  4,200 IPM
• 4000 lb. Lift Table for Loading
• 12 HP HSK Electro-Spindle
• 8 Position Tool Changer
• Automatic Pop-Up Pins
• Automatic Tool Sensor
• Automatic CNC Labeler
• 9 Spindle Drill Bank
• Unload Table 

More information can be found here

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5x10

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5x10

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5x10

 

Thermwood Announces “YouBuild” Program to Cabinetmakers

Posted by Jason Susnjara on Mon, Jul 16, 2012

Tags: Thermwood, Woodworking, Announcements, CNC Router, cabinets, nested based, closets, manufacturing, Furniture, YouBuild, US made

 

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Thermwood Announces “YouBuild”

Bringing Furniture Business to Cabinetmakers

 

Thermwood Corporation has announced a new program called “YouBuild”, a new and unique business model, providing an easy path for cabinetmakers with Thermwood CNC routers to easily address the huge home and office furniture market.

It starts with a web site, YouBuild.com, which offers over a thousand unique designs for home and office furniture and closets, some by renowned furniture designers. What makes this even more unique is that these designs can be customized and are available in four real wood species, walnut, maple, oak and cherry, either finished or unfinished. Sizes of most items can be adjusted. The wood, specially made for YouBuild by Columbia Forest Products, the largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood in North America, is high-quality, formaldehyde-free and available in any quantity through local Home Depot stores under a special order program.

Manufacturing is done locally by cabinet shops who participate in YouBuild, called “YouBuild Cut Centers”. Orders are placed online. Each Cut Center has its own online area within the YouBuild site. Products are specified, customized and quoted online. YouBuild Cut Centers access CNC programs online, using their CNC machined control, and then cut and edgeband parts that were ordered. Customers can assemble themselves, using unique joinery, or they can have the Cut Center assemble for them.

Cut Centers are not required to do any design or programming, they just sell and make what is ordered using the online programs. To help sell, they can establish Retail Dealers and Retail Design Centers. These are independent individuals and businesses that promote and sell YouBuild products for them and receive a commission on any orders they generate.

YouBuild offers an entirely new approach to furniture and, because the program is so simple and efficient, top-quality, formaldehyde-free, real hardwood materials can be used, while keeping prices highly competitive. There is no cost to become a YouBuild Cut Center as long as shops have the equipment necessary to use the technology. You can find more information in the YouBuild section of the eCabinet Systems web site and at YouBuild.com

 

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EZ Closet Euro

Contemporary Wave

Curve Case Pro

YouBuild at the 2012 Charlotte Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jan 05, 2012

Tags: Thermwood, Trade Shows, NC, Closet, closets, Furniture, 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 Introduces Low Cost, High-Performance CabinetShop 43

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Sep 02, 2009

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, New, 3 Axis, Announcements, CabinetShop, Model 43, Technology, Cabinet, High Performance, Cost, cabinets, QCore, nested based, QuickCut, closets, 43, Low Cost, manufacturing, Ken Susnjara

We are pleased to introduce a revolutionary new CNC Router System, called the CabinetShop 43, for nested based applications. This new high performance CNC router is built in the US, at Thermwood's Southern Indiana factory and utilizes a whole new, highly efficient manufacturing approach which results in a superior structure coupled with enhanced use of materials, all at a dramatically lower price.

 

CabinetShop 43

The new machine features a 61 by 121 inch fixed table, a 10 HP HSD spindle and an eleven position automatic tool changer. It offers high acceleration, high performance motions in both positioning and cutting. This new system includes quality features seldom, if ever, found at this price point including full stress relieved weldments, high-end Siemens drives throughout, THK rails and three-dimensional volumetric position compensation.

The system also includes Thermwood's QCore SuperControl which sharply distinguishes it from every other machine in this class offering features such as:

"QuickCut" is the fastest, simplest, easiest way to make cabinets and closets ever. Just select and resize a cabinet from the library and cut it, all right at the machine control.

"Job Level Interface" means you communicate with every major cabinet design software package using a single job file instead of dozens or hundreds of individual programs. Nesting and program development happen automatically at the machine; an approach that offers dramatically simpler operation and higher productivity.

The QCore SuperControl also executes standard G-Code programs developed elsewhere.

The QCore SuperControl also has an impressive list of operating features all with one purpose, make the machine as foolproof as possible to reduce errors, minimizing the time you fiddle with the machine. It runs more with less effort.

- Automatic Tool Management helps you manage tooling and tracks tool life

- Maintenance Tracking tracks machine use and guides you through routine maintenance

- Graphic Error Reporting shows you exactly where a problem is and suggests solutions

- Complete User Manual in the control

- Dynamic CAD drawings of the entire machine on the control screen

- Maintenance Videos on the control guide you through mechanical adjustments

- Virtual Service provides direct link from the control to Thermwood service

Never before has this level of technical sophistication, quality and performance been available at this price. The CabinetShop 43 is ushering in a new era of productivity, ease of use and profit for custom cabinet operations.

Thermwood announces QuickCut Cabinet and Closet System

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Aug 27, 2009

Tags: Thermwood, New, CNC Routers, Productivity, Woodworking, 3 Axis, Announcements, Cabinet, cabinets, Product Information, Assembly Marks, Gen2, QuickCut, Closet, closets

We are pleased to announce a new, simplified approach to nested based production of cabinets and closets that does not require separate cabinet design software. This new approach, called "QuickCut", is done entirely at the CNC machine.

QuickCut Screenshot

The operator, working at the machine control, simply selects and resizes cabinets and closets from a built-in library and runs them. This entire process happens at the machine. The process is simple enough that virtually anyone can run it with minimal instruction. Libraries can be modified or extended through a programming service.

"For the first time you can operate a CNC router without extensive training or technical skill", says Thermwood's Vice-President of Marketing Jason Susnjara. "This approach allows cabinetmakers to focus on making cabinets using an amazing new tool that's really easy to use".

Operating a CNC router usually requires specialized knowledge which limits its use to specially trained employees. We used the technical power in our Gen2 SuperControl to totally automate virtually every task, then created a simple user interface, resulting in a system that almost anyone can use without extensive training.

The QuickCut feature targets smaller, less technical shops but can also be used by larger companies to make virtually any part or product in their product line any time they want. A library of parts can be stored on a network drive. At that point, almost anyone can walk up to any QuickCut machine and make any part. It's that easy. By storing files in a central location, management has complete control of anything that is made, anywhere in the factory.

"This new interface takes what has been a confusing area for non-technical users and makes it almost as easy as using a copy machine", states Thermwood's President, David Hildenbrand. "We believe it will fundamentally change how cabinets, closets and perhaps many other products, are made".

All nested based systems from Thermwood are QuickCut compatible and Gen2 systems operating in the field can be retrofitted to make them QuickCut compatible.

For more information on this exciting new development, please visit our QuickCut area of the website.