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


Request More Information from Thermwood

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.

Latest Cut Ready Update Adds Over 1,200 Cabinet Definitions and Much More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Feb 20, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, cabinets, Cut Center Updates

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center

With this latest update, we've added over 1,200 additional cabinet definitions, updated many cabinet images and expanded the information presented with the cabinet, added an informational Update section to Cut Ready, added varying depths to Shaker Doors and incorporated the ability for users to share left over off-fall between Cut Ready and CNC Mode. 

Over 1,200 Cabinet Definitions Added

Thermwood has added over 1,200 new cabinet definitions to Cut Ready, giving Artie (Cut Ready's A.I.) the ability to make a wider range of cabinet styles!  This batch of definitions focus on kitchen base cabinets for both frameless & face frame choices. Below are a few examples: 

Over 1,200 Cabinet Definitions Added to Cut Ready

Over 1,200 Cabinet Definitions Added to Cut Ready

Over 1,200 Cabinet Definitions Added to Cut Ready

Over 1,200 Cabinet Definitions Added to Cut Ready

Over 1,200 Cabinet Definitions Added to Cut Ready

Over 1,200 Cabinet Definitions Added to Cut Ready

Updated Images and Descriptions

We’ve also replaced lots of cabinet images to make choosing a cabinet easier, while also including valuable information:

Updated images and descriptions in Cut Ready

Updated images and descriptions in Cut Ready

Updated images and descriptions in Cut Ready

Updated images and descriptions in Cut Ready

Updated images and descriptions in Cut Ready

Expanded Update Information

Finding out what is in each update just got easier, too.  Simply select the information button to learn what is in each update.

Expanded update information in Cut Ready

Varying Depths for Shaker Doors

Shaker Doors now have varying depths to choose from:

Shaker doors now have varying depths to choose from in Cut Ready

Shaker doors now have varying depths to choose from in Cut Ready

Shaker doors now have varying depths to choose from in Cut Ready

Shaker doors now have varying depths to choose from in Cut Ready

Shaker doors now have varying depths to choose from in Cut Ready

Easily Share Off-Fall Between Cut Ready and CNC Mode

Advanced users who currently switch between Cut Ready and CNC Mode can now easily share your left-over off-fall between the two modes.

Easily share off-fall between Cut Ready and CNC Mode

 

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 Ready Update Adds More Flexibility to Face Frame Bath Cabinets

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Jan 28, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Bath Cabinets, Face Frame

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center

With this latest update, we've added greater flexibility to Face Frame Bath Cabinets.  You now have more control when resizing these cabinets.  In addition, we've added several more, unique Bathroom cabinets as well.

New Bathroom Cabinet Additions Examples:

 

 

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 Ready Update Adds Grain Matching For Your Cabinets

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jan 08, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Grain Matching

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center

With this latest update, we've expanded the options when choosing a grain matching style for cabinets.  The interface has been simplified and expanded to allow you to pick multiple directions for the grain matching on your cabinets.

Expanded Grain Matching 

Expanded Grain Matching for Cabinets in the Latest CutReady Update

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 Greater Flexibility When Running Nested Sheets

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Dec 03, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Nesting Sheets, Jumping

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center

Included in this update is the new ability to view and select specific sheets to cut from your nested sheets in a job.  We call this "jumping" over sheets.

 

New Ability - "Jumping" Over Sheets

If you have a situation where maybe you've got a few sheets of bad material mixed into your job, or if you only want to view/run selected sheets from your job, this new update gives you that ability. 

 You simply select the sheet you would like to jump to and you are ready to start cutting parts!

Cut Ready Job Started Screenshot

Cut Ready Sheet Jump Dialog

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

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Nov 20, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Cut Ready, Cut Center, 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. 

Cut Ready with Artie Inside

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. For more on Artie, click here.

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.  

 


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.

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

Cut Ready 43 Door and Drawer Front Video


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. 

Cut Center Start Screen

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

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


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

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

 

Thermwood Cut Ready 43 Machining a Door and Matching Drawer Front Using Diamond Tooling

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, cabinets, doors, No Programming, Cut Ready 43, Artie

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

MDF Doors on the Cut Ready 43 machined with diamond tooling

Cut Ready 43 Door and Drawer Front Video


More Info on the Cut Ready 43 with Artie Inside

More Info on the Cut Ready 43 with Artie Inside

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).

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.


Learn More about Artie 

Learn more about Artie and how he helps you operate the Cut Ready 43

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 with this latest update, 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. For more on Artie, click here.

Request More Information from Thermwood

Latest Cut Center Update Adds Enhancements and Support to the Publisher

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Publisher

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center

Included in this update are enhancements/support to the Cut Ready Publisher:

  • The ability to group and run Doors, Drawer Boxes and Cabinet and 1 entire job (rather than 3 separate jobs).
  • Additional support for Doors that have been customized by the designer.

Cut Ready Publisher Settings


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 Outdoor Cabinets, Artie and More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, cabinets, Updated Features, Cut Center Updates, Artie, Publisher, Outdoor Cabinets

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  

 

Update adds Artie

This latest update adds Artie to your Cut Center!

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 with this latest update, 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. For more on Artie, click here.

New Material Definitions

This update also includes some new material definitions for Artie.  We've given him all the information he needs to know about plastic.  You can now machine anything out of plastic with the knowledge that Artie will program the machine correctly.  Why plastic?...we've also given Artie definitions for another line of cabinets for outdoor use...more info below:

Outdoor Cabinet Library

Specifically designed to withstand the elements, these outdoor cabinets can handle the extreme heat out west, or the salty weather on the coast.  Since they are made from Starboard material, they will last for many years (they are sun-proof, water-proof, and rust-proof), and add style to outdoor living with little to no maintenance.  They also use Cut Ready’s “Slot Slide” technique for drawer boxes.  

While this collection includes typical kitchen cabinet designs, we’ve also added specialty items like countertop cabinets, carts, storage cabinets, cutting boards and cabinets to house a grill…just to name a few.

Outdoor Cabinets with grill and hood installed

Outdoor Cabinets with grill and hood installed


Outdoor Cart with Drawer Stack

Outdoor Cart with Drawer Stack


 

Outdoor Grill Base (double door) with false drawer 

Outdoor Grill Base (double door) with false drawer


Outdoor Storage Closet

Outdoor Storage Closet


Publisher Updates

The Publisher allows eCabinet users to publish their own designs into Cut Ready.  With this latest update, you can either cut the Doors & Drawer Boxes exactly how you designed them, or choose from the stock Cut Ready versions...and there's a lot to choose from!  Just tell Artie which version of Drawer Boxes or Doors for your design, and let him take it from there!

What type of drawer boxes

 

Choose exactly which slide you want for each job.

 


Lock Dowel Cabinet Construction

We are working to keep up with the increase in different cabinet fasteners available in the industry today, and are constantly adding them to Artie's cabinet definitions.  This latest one added is called the Lock Dowel.  For more details on this method, please click here.

Lock Dowel fastener now added to the Cut Ready library.

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