Latest Cut Center Update Adds Edge Banding Thickness Adjusting and More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Edge Banding Adjustment

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Thermwood Cut Center Latest Update Adds Puzzle Joint Picture Frames and MoreWe are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center.  

Included in this update is the ability to adjust edge banding thickness as well as a variety of new shapes and frames, moldings and the addition of a cut line editor to help you quickly create jigs, modified parts and more. 

Edge Banding Adjustments

Edge Banding Adjustments Now Possible on the Thermwood Cut Center  

Adjusting edge banding thickness on your projects is finally here!  Simply tell the Cut Center the thickness(es) you want, and the affected parts will automatically adjust. 

New Shapes and Frames

New Shapes and Frames have been added to the Thermwood Cut Center

We’ve added even more shapes and frames to the Cut Center, including a few requested by our customers.

Moldings Updates

Some moldings have been reworked for better results, while others are brand new.  The Cut Center can not only makes straight moldings, but arched as well.  if you have a molding you would like us to add, please contact us and we can add it to the next update.

The Thermwood Cut Center has added a new selection of moldings.

A Curved Molding - Available on the Thermwood Cut Center

Cut/Line Editor

Need to modify a part slightly…or just move the machine around?  How about make a quick jig?  Now you can.  Instead of using a hand router, you can use the Cut Center.   

Simply use the onscreen controls and draw where you want the machine to move.  The Cut Center will guide you through the steps. 

The Thermwood Cut Center's Cut/Line Editor gives you the ability to create a wide variety of cuts and shapes.


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. 

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Save Big Money on your CNC router purchase in 2017!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, 2017, Save Money, Schedule 179

Save Big Money on your CNC router purchase in 2017! 

Save Big Money in 2017 with a Thermwood CNC Router Purchase!
Thinking of purchasing a new Thermwood CNC router in 2017, and still on the fence? 

Some great news is the current dual benefit of the Section 179 deduction/100% bonus depreciation which allows you to write off 100% of the equipment you purchase in 2017 (up to $500,000) makes this an ideal time to purchase, but you need to act now!

Want a Thermwood CNC before the end of the year?  Act now!

Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center

Fall is here, and the time to lock in a production slot for end of the 2017 year shipment is now

To take advantage of the Schedule 179 deduction benefit for 2017, contact us today! 

 

 

 

 

How Does Schedule 179 Work?

Thermwood CabinetShop 45

 

Schedule 179 allows businesses to deduct a large part or all of the cost of a machine purchased in 2017 up to a limit of $500,000:

You can basically write-off 100% of all the equipment your business needs to buy or finance this year (up to $500,000)!

 

 

From Section 179 of the IRS tax code:  This allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income.

Important:  Section 179 can provide you with significant tax relief for this 2017 tax year, but equipment and software must be financed and in place by midnight December 31, 2017.

An example of Section 179 at work:

Schedule 179 Example

For More Detailed Information  please click here


Calculate Your Potential Savings with Schedule 179  please click here


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Latest Cut Center Update Adds an Additional Mattress Size to the Vertical Wall Bed (Murphy Bed) Library

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Sep 25, 2017

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

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 an additional mattress size (Double) to the existing Vertical Wall Beds collection.  Like the Queen sizes, these can be customized in the Cut Ready software to fit your application.

 

Thermwood Vertical Wall Bed in the down position

About the 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.

 

 

 

 


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

 

Latest Cut Center Update Adds Puzzle Joint Picture Frames and More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Puzzle Joint, Picture Frames

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Thermwood Cut Center Latest Update Adds Puzzle Joint Picture Frames and MoreWe are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center.  

Included in this update is a collection of Puzzle Joint Picture Frames (all may be resized within a given range allowing you to find you own custom fit) and more.

 

New Puzzle Joint Picture Frames

Thermwood Cut Center - Puzzle Joint Picture Frame Update

We've had numerous Customer Requests for Picture Frames, so we've added a collection of them.  All picture frames may be resized within a given range allowing you to find you own custom fit.  

Puzzle Joint used in new Cut Center Picture Frames

There are also several framing widths to choose from and the option to include a back.  The frames use our unique "Puzzle Joint" construction method making assembling them a breeze.  

These items are available with or without backs along with several frame widths to choose from. All picture frames may be resized within a given range allowing you to find your own custom fit. 

Drawer Box Updates

Thermwood Cut Center - Drawer Box Update

We've also increased the length of tennons and dados on Drawer Box parts.  This gives you a stronger box, while also addressing an issue for a particular height choice.

Improved Display

Entertainment Centers and Hidden Beds now have their overall dimensions displayed within their thumbnails and photos to more easily determine which to choose.

Entertainment Centers now have their overall dimensions displayed within their photos


 

Entertainment Centers now have their overall dimensions displayed within their photos


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

 

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 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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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.

Thermwood Demo Center Web Cam ViewThermwood Demo Center Web Cam View

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's Patented Assembly Marks and Color Coded Labels Simplify Putting Cabinets Together

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, Cabinet, Assembly Marks, Save Money, Patented, Color Coded Labels

Current Problems When Assembling Cabinets in the Field

Creating the components of your cabinets is one aspect of the job, but you also need to be able to assemble them quickly and correctly.

Many cabinet shops manufacture cabinets at one location and then assemble and install at another (the customer's home, etc).  When you flat-pack an entire kitchen's worth of cabinets so that it stacks neatly, it can quickly become confusing and frustrating to then put everything together correctly in the field.  

First, Sorting the Parts For Each Cabinet

Sorting parts for each cabinet can be difficult without Thermwood's Assembly Marks

A typical nested based job consists of hundreds of parts representing perhaps dozens of cabinets, all intertwined into a series of nests.  Your first task is to separate the parts into individual cabinets.

This is normally done by placing labels on each part. Each label has a text statement with the cabinet name. Simply read the name and sort the cabinets by those names - sounds easy, right?

Not So Easy

While this sounds simple, it actually takes quite some time. You must read each label on the stacks of parts you are sorting to find the matching names for each cabinet (this can be a problem if your worker(s) don't read or speak English). This reading also takes time and parts sometimes have similar names so mistakes can be pretty easy to make.

The Solution

Time is money, and Thermwood has the solution to save you both in the form of our Patented Assembly Marks and Color Coded Labels.

Color Coded Labels Speed Up Sorting Time

A nest of parts with Thermwood's color coded labels.

Thermwood’s approach prints a color bar on each label with a different color for each cabinet. (put the red parts with the red parts and the green parts with the green parts, etc.). This simple idea allows you to sort cabinets two to three times faster. This offers a significant productivity improvement. 

Bar Codes for Remaking Scrapped Parts

Each label also has a unique bar code that can be scanned to remake any damaged part(s) easily and quickly.

Thermwood's color coded labels.

Assembly Marks Speed Up Assembly Time 

Thermwood's Patented Assembly Marks are a significant productivity improvement when it comes to actually putting the cabinets together. Simple cabinets are not all that difficult to assemble, but as cabinet designs become more complex, with fixed partitions, shelves or other features, determining exactly how to assemble the parts can become difficult.

Generally you must create and print assembly drawings, and sometimes even with these drawings, the process of sorting out the structure can take significant time.

How Assembly Marks Work

Cabinet parts with assembly marks are easy to put together.

Thermwood’s approach machines unique assembly marks into each joint to define which parts mate together. These marks are hidden once the parts are assembled.

Assembly marks are totally hidden when the cabinet is put together.

Non-Skilled Workers Can Easily Assemble Cabinets

Assembly drawings aren’t needed and in fact, totally non-skilled workers can easily and quickly assemble even the most complex cabinets.

One shop owner asked his cleanup man to assemble a cabinet as a test. This totally unskilled “cabinetmaker” assembled the cabinet quickly and accurately with no drawings or instructions. For most jobs this represents a significant productivity improvement that could rival the machining process itself. 

The Bottom Line

Thermwood's approach can save you significant time and money through the use of Assembly Marks and Color Coded Labels to improve your accurancy and productivity when sorting and assembling your cabinets out in the field. 

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