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, Cut Ready, Cut Ready 43, Artie, Cut Center, Announcements, No Programming, cabinets, doors

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.

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Latest Cut Center Update Adds Enhancements and Support to the Publisher

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Oct 10, 2018

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

 

Thermwood is putting the final touches on our 2018 IWF booth!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Cut Ready, Cut Ready 43, Artie, IWF, Cut Center, Announcements, No Programming, cabinets, doors, Furniture, moldings, Model 45


Make plans now to visit Thermwood booth #6735 during IWF 2018 in Atlanta, GA!

Thermwood Cut Center at IWF 2018IWF 2018 (August 22nd-25th) starts tomorrow, and we are putting the final touches on our booth (#6735).  What better reason to visit Atlanta, than to see the latest technology and products from Thermwood?  

This year, Thermwood is proud to demonstrate the all new CUT READY 43 and the award-winning CUT CENTER (both help you quickly and easily create most products a cabinet shop would want to make without a CNC programmer), and both with Artie Inside.

 

Thermwood Cut Ready 43 at IWF 2018

You'll have the opportunity to see just how easy it is to run these powerful CUT READY machines. We'll be demonstrating live during the show, and you can be part of it by helping to operate the CUT CENTER and the CUT READY 43!

We will also have two CUT READY kiosks available for attendees to try out the CUT READY software during the show.  Thermwood personnel will be standing by to answer any questions you may have.

 

CUT READY Series With Artie Inside

Artie is inside both the Cut Ready 43 and the Cut Center to help you easily make most products a cabinet shop would want to make with no programming!

Both of these machines in our new CUT READY Series are equipped with Artie Inside.  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. These are not pre-programmed libraries. No part programs exist in the control until Artie creates them. This is nothing less than a bold next step in the evolution of the CNC router.

Artie 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.

Solid Wood Machining on the Thermwood MODEL 45

Thermwood Model 45 at IWF 2018We will also be demonstrating solid wood, aluminum and plastic sheet parts on the Thermwood MODEL 45utilizing a pod system and aggregate tooling.

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 and much more.  The MODEL 45 is also equipped with smart-router technology that helps save labor and material, are easy to use and will make you a lot more money than ordinary routers.

See in operation at  IWF 2018!

Cut Center Display created by Cut Center owner Timberwood Properties in Leesburg, FLThe CUT READY 43, the CUT CENTER and the MODEL 45 will all be on display and cutting live at IWF 2018 (Thermwood booth #6735).  We will also have several displays created on the CUT CENTER, as well as some created by our customers, like this outdoor kitchen, designed and machined by Timberwood Properties in Leesburg, FL .

Make plans to see this exciting new technology in person and attend IWF 2018 (August 22nd-25th) at the Georgia World Congress Center - Atlanta, GA., or contact us at 800-533-6901 for more information.



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Get Hands-On Experience with the All-New CUT READY 43 at IWF 2018!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Cut Ready, Cut Ready 43, Artie, IWF, Cut Center, Announcements, No Programming, cabinets, doors, Furniture, moldings, Model 45

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The 2018 IWF Show (August 22nd-25th) promises to be an exciting opportunity to visit Atlanta and see the very latest technology from Thermwood (booth #6735)! 

Like the all new CUT READY 43 and the award-winning CUT CENTER (both help you quickly and easily create most products a cabinet shop would want to make without a CNC programmer) and the heavy-duty MODEL 45 machining solid wood, aluminum and plastic sheet parts.

New CUT READY 43 - With Artie Inside!

Thermwood Cut Ready 43 will be on display at IWF 2018

Thermwood is proud to introduce our all-new CUT READY 43 (shown above equipped with a 5 by 8 table, optional 21-position tool changer and lift vacuum cups and a standard high flow vacuum hold-down system - additional table sizes and options are available). This machine has many of the features of the CUT CENTER, but at a lower price.

Just like a CUT CENTER, it also can help you quickly and easily create most things a cabinet shop would want to make without a CNC programmer, but unlike the CUT CENTER, it does require a trained and somewhat skilled machine operator. 

The CUT READY 43 will be in action at IWF 2018 in booth #6735.  

Cut Ready Series With Artie Inside

Artie is inside both the Cut Ready 43 and the Cut Center to help you easily make most products a cabinet shop would want to make with no programming!

Both of these machines in our new Cut Ready Series are equipped with Artie Inside.  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. These are not pre-programmed libraries. No part programs exist in the control until Artie creates them. This is nothing less than a bold next step in the evolution of the CNC router.

Artie 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.

Try out the award-winning CUT CENTER for yourself at IWF 2018!

The CUT CENTER is the ultimate in next generation CNC routers. It doesn't require programming and most people can operate it with little or no training or guidance. It is complete, fully contained with all the ancillary equipment, smoothly integrated into a package that almost runs itself.

Thermwood CUT CENTER at IWF 2016.

Artie guides you through each step of the production process. If there is anything you don’t understand, he will show you a video of what to do. He manages your tooling and keeps track of routine maintenance. He will show you a video of how to clean filters or top off lubrication. He will turn your vacuum pump on or off as needed and will make sure it is holding properly. Should you encounter a problem he will guide you, step by step, through a solution.

Just like the CUT READY 43, you can operate the CUT CENTER as a traditional CNC router.  However, running with Artie represents a whole new way of operating a machine which must be experienced to be completely understood.  It is just so easy!. The CUT CENTER is the ultimate in next generation CNC.

You'll have the opportunity to see just how easy it is to run this powerful 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 (#6735) and speak to a Thermwood representative to get your hands on this exciting machine! 

Solid Wood Machining on the Thermwood MODEL 45

Thermwood Model 45 at IWF 2016

We will also be demonstrating solid wood, aluminum and plastic sheet parts on the 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 and much more.  

 

 

MODEL 45 with Pod System Machining Poplar Hardwood Door:

Thermwood Model 45 Machining a Poplar Hardwood Door 

See in operation at  IWF 2018!

The CUT READY 43, the CUT CENTER and the MODEL 45 (making solid wood, aluminum and plastic sheet parts) will all be on display and cutting live at IWF 2018 (August 22nd-25th) in Thermwood booth #6735 at the Georgia World Congress Center - Atlanta, GA. or contact us at 800-533-6901 for more information.

Make plans now to visit us and see this exciting new technology in person!

Request More Information from Thermwood 

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!  

Request More Information from Thermwood

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. 

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Alpha Woodworks On Their Thermwood Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, May 07, 2018

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

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.

  

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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.

What Can Be Accomplished Using Custom Cuts on the Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, CNC Router, Cut Center, Balusters, Desks, V-Line Corporation, Custom Cuts

V-Line Corporation

Real Projects Completed Using Custom Cuts:

All of the following projects were created on a Thermwood Cut Center by owner Vince Rokicsak of V-Line Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA - using the Custom Cuts menus on his machine:

Reception Desks

All parts were made using the Custom Cuts menu located in the Cut Center. All radius parts, internal ribs, and even the templates for the granite tops.

Reception Desk created using the Custom Cuts tools on the Thermwood Cut Center

Reception Desk created using the Custom Cuts tools on the Thermwood Cut Center

Balusters:

Hickory balusters created using their Cut Center:

Hickory balusters created using the Custom Cuts tools on the Thermwood Cut Center

Custom Cuts Menu:

The Custom Cuts menu includes powerful tools to quickly automate tasks on the Cut Center that take a lot of programming knowledge on traditional CNC routers.

Thermwood Custom Cuts Menu Main Screen

Easily create a straight line or arc in the Custom Cuts menu on the Thermwood Cut Center


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 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