Info Spot #3 - Learn How to Design a Cabinet and Add it to the Job in Cut Ready

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, Demonstrations, Live Demonstrations, Web Demos, Info Spot, CNC Machine, Tour

Learn How to Design a Cabinet and Add it to the Job in Cut ReadyLearn how quick and easy it is to design and customize a cabinet in Cut Ready. Just select what you want and Cut Ready will make it!

Walk through the process of designing a cabinet, modifying its parameters (size, material, etc), and then adding it to the job.  

Cut Ready makes this process simple and walks you through each step of the way.  If you are ever unsure, simply press a button and a video will play showing you exactly what to do next.

Cut Center Cabinet Selection Final Rev_1_0

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Info Spot #2 - Take a Tour of the Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, Demonstrations, Live Demonstrations, Web Demos, Info Spot, CNC Machine, Tour

Take a Tour of the Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center

With this second Info Spot video, Jody Wilmes (Cut Ready Product Manager), takes you on a walk-around tour of the Cut Ready Cut Center to help you learn more about the different aspects of this powerful machine.  

Jody provides an in-depth look and explanation of the features of the Cut Center and how every component has been designed to help make it easy to operate and maintain. 

Cut Center Components Walk Around Final Rev_2_0_trimmed.m4v

Stay tuned for the next release in this exciting new series of videos from Thermwood!


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What is the difference between a CNC Machine and a Cut Center?

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, CNC Router, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, Demonstrations, Live Demonstrations, Web Demos, Info Spot, CNC Machine

Helpful Insight When Choosing an Automated Solution

Jody Wilmes (Cut Ready Product Manager), helps you understand the differences between the Cut Center and a regular CNC machine.

Jody provides an in-depth look at what it takes to successfully operate each machine, and lists some of the additional expenses and things to consider when shopping for an automated solution for your application.

Cut Center Intro Final Rev_1.0


Take a Tour of the Cut Ready Cut Center

Take a walk-around tour of the Cut Ready Cut Center to help you learn more about the different aspects of this powerful machine.   Jody provides an in-depth look and explanation of the features of the Cut Center and how every component has been designed to help make it easy to operate and maintain. 

Cut Center Components Walk Around Final Rev_2_0_trimmed.m4v

How to Design a Cabinet and Add it to the Job in Cut Ready

Learn how quick and easy it is to design and customize a cabinet in Cut Ready. Just select what you want and Cut Ready will make it!

Cut Center Cabinet Selection Final Rev_1_0

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Cut Center Info Request

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

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Latest Cut Ready Update Adds the Combination Feature to Bath Cabinets

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Bath Cabinets, Combination Cabinets, Options

Cut Ready’s Bath cabinets now have the option to combine into one larger combination cabinet.  We successfully introduced this feature several months ago for kitchens and are expanding it to include bath cabinets too.  As customers have found, there are many benefits with combination cabinets over the traditional single cabinet layouts.

Some Benefits:

  • Less material & expendables (labels, tooling, etc.)
  • Less parts to sort, assemble, edge band or potentially damage
  • Increased cabinet space
  • Better grain matching
  • Easier to level/straighten one cabinet vs. multiple cabinets
  • Reduced labor and overhead
  • Increased profits

Latest Cut Ready Update Adds the Combination Feature to Bath Cabinets

To Access this Feature:

As you select options to make your bath cabinets, you will eventually be asked this question:

Latest Cut Ready Update Adds the Combination Feature to Bath Cabinets

Note:  This is an unusually large update and will require time to download.  Continue using the system as you normally would while it is downloading. 

Shutting the machine down will not cause any harm.  The system will continue downloading when it is turned back on.

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Coming Soon! Info Spot Virtual Demonstrations from Thermwood

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Model 43, Model 90, Model 45, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, Demonstrations, Live Demonstrations, LSAM, Cut Ready 43, Web Demos, Coming Soon, Info Spot

New Plans to Connect With Customers

With IWF cancelled for 2020 - Thermwood has put new plans into place to connect with our customers who won't get to see us live in Atlanta.

We are currently working to produce a series of Info Spot videos featuring our Cut Ready Cut Center, 3 Axis and 5 Axis CNC routers and LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing Systems) that highlight the capabilities of each, in addition to giving tips and tricks to help with tooling and fixturing.

Thermwood Info Spot Virtual Demo Videos Coming Soon!

The Thermwood team is always available to consult in the form of web demos/videos and time studies.  We are also ready to welcome customers to our Dale, Indiana, headquarters for in-person demonstrations, or use the web to stream live demonstrations if preferred.

Thermwood is Open For Business

Thermwood is open for business, and ready to demo your projects on our machines to prove our CNC equipment can machine customer applications more efficiently and with a significant cost savings.

Thermwood is open for business, and ready to demo your projects on our machines to prove how our CNC equipment can machine customer applications more efficiently and with a significant cost savings.


See Our Machines in Action Without a Trade Show

At IWF, we had planned to demonstrate three of our machines.  First, our Cut Ready Cut Center, which allows users to make virtually anything a cabinet shop would want to make, with no programming required.

Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center

We were also planning to show the heavy-duty Model 45 (composites, plastics, nested base, aluminum, non-ferrous metal and wood) and the high-performance Model 43.

Thermwood MultiPurpose Model 45 5'x10'


Thermwood CabinetShop 43 5'x10' with Optional Labeling System and Unload Rake


See the Cut Center in action in our upcoming Info Spot videos!The Cut Center would really have been the star of our show. Once people see it in action, and understand how easy it is to operate, they love it.   The machine control actually walks the operator through the entire process, using a touch-screen interface to easily select and configure what they want to make.   

It also keeps track of all maintenance items (lubrication, tooling, filters, etc.), and handles selecting the correct tool and nesting the sheets for maximum efficiency. It also automatically prints labels for each part, as well as a diagram to apply them.

Info Spot Videos Coming Soon - Stay Tuned!

With this in mind, our first round of videos, or Info Spots will feature the Cut Center, and walk viewers through everything from understanding the differences between the Cut Center and a regular CNC router to operating the machine and selecting and cutting out cabinets.

Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the first in this new series of videos from Thermwood!


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Latest Cut Ready Update Includes New Adjust Settings Layout, Updated Labeling Options and More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Jun 05, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, Shaker, Options

This update contains the following:

  • New Adjust Settings Layout
  • Additional Labeling Options
  • Door & Drawer Front Matching fix
  • Shaker Door Fixes

New Adjust Settings Layout

In this update, we have reorganized the Adjust Settings layout.  For example, all mobile accounts have been grouped into one area and a new Hardware Options section has been added.  We have also grouped Cutting and Air Assist options under the Operations button, while also adding a new user request option for Labeling.

Cut Ready Adjust Settings Screen

Labeling Options

Now (within the Operations area), you will see some new labeling options that were requested by several users.  These allow you to print labels for All Parts, Off-Fall Only or choose to not print any labels at all.

Cut Ready Operations Screen

Improvements/Fixes

We have also addressed a few issues:

  • An issue finding a Drawer Front match for MDF Slab Doors was discovered and fixed.
  • We have modified the cutting operation for a handful of Shaker Doors where a small amount of material was left in the corners.

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Latest Cut Ready Update Includes Customizable MDF Shaker Style Doors

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, May 15, 2020

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

In this update, we’ve created a new category of MDF Doors dedicated entirely to the Shaker style, one of the most popular type of door styles within the industry.   These are available with and without a miter cut on the inner profile.   Miter cuts can be machined as a multi-pass or single pass door.

MDF Shaker Style Doors for Cut Ready

Miter or no Miter Cuts

Over 600 New Door and Drawer Front Definitions

Shaker Doors are also available with different pocket depths (0.1875” to 0.4”) and different width for the Styles and Rails (2” to 3” in increments of 0.25”) giving you a wide range of options to choose from.  The addition of Shaker Doors has added approximately 600 new door and drawer front definitions!

Over 600 new door and drawer front definitions have been added.

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Cut Centers Become More Valuable Over Time…

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, Cut Ready, Cut Center, cabinets, Cut Center Updates, Combination Cabinets

Cut Centers become more valuable over time...

In addition to not requiring a programmer, Cut Centers are continuously evolving, providing you with more and more features and products to offer your customers.  When new features and products become available, your Cut Center will automatically alert you, keeping you up to date with the latest offerings (circled in red below).  Because of this, over time, Cut Centers increase in value to your operation instead of falling behind and becoming obsolete.

Artie will automatically alert you when a new update is available
Artie will automatically alert you when a new update is available

The amount of products/offerings included in the Cut Center has grown significantly

  • Cabinet definitions are up from 8,169 to 24,465…a 300% increase!
  • Doors and Drawer Front styles increased from 492 offerings to 3,166…a 643% increase!
  • Furniture offerings increased from 30 to 186 offerings.
  • The Shapes Area began with 8 basic shapes and is now up to 30 unique shapes (including trapezoids, octagons, etc.).

In addition, a wide variety of new useful features and tools have been added – some of the most popular ones are:

  • Addition of Stair Stringers
Cut Ready's Stair Stringer Interface
  • Expanded Grain Matching options for Doors and Drawer Fronts
Cut Ready's Grain Matching Interface
  • Print Face Frame dimensions/cut lists at the machine
  • Adjustable edge banding thickness (part sizes are adjusted automatically)
  • Improved Run Screen Interface
  • Base cabinet height adjustments (along with depth and width)
  • Addition of the Publisher tool (easily send your eCabinet designs to the Cut Center)
  • Ability to machine more types of materials, such as Starboard for Outdoor Cabinets
Outdoor kitchen cabinets created out of Starboard in Cut Ready
Artie is always available to help
  • Combination Cabinets (combine multiple cabinets into one, large cabinet)
Cut Ready Combination Cabinets interface

How much do updates cost and who gets them?

Updates are free for Cut Centers, ALL of them…regardless of age.  This ensures that you stay competitive as new technology is developed and new products become available. 

In fact, our latest and most significant update included the ability to make Combination Cabinets, a custom cabinet feature that allows you to create large kitchen cabinets with multiple sections. This feature reduces the machine time by 25 to 35 percent and part count by up to 50 percent, thus dramatically lowering the production time and the material cost of the job.

Combination Cabinet created on a Cut Center after the latest update

Combination Cabinet created on a Cut Center after the latest update

This latest update alone has increased the amount of cabinet configurations you can make from several million to several trillion…continuing to make the Cut Center much more valuable than when it was first introduced. 

The amount of product at your fingertips (without programming or expensive design software) truly is remarkable!


The Bottom Line...

Thermwood is absoutely committed to your success!Thermwood is committed to you and your success.  We want you to love your new Cut Center, and for it to help move your business to the next level. We have the best service and support in the business, and help is available with a push of a button on your Cut Center.  We also have free phone, email and forum support.   In addition, we are available to help you create custom libraries for your projects to quickly get you going.   

Don't have extensive programming experience?  Have programming experience and want both the flexibility of a CNC router and the ease of use of a Cut Center?  Looking for a machine that will grow with your business?  Then Thermwood's Cut Ready Cut Center might just be the machine for you.The Powerful Thermwood Cut Center - Find out More Today!Click for More Info on the Thermwood Cut Center


Powerful Testimonials From Some Of Our Customers...

Matt Schiller of AUM Wood Products in Spicer, MN on his new Thermwood Cut Center

Matt Schiller of AUM Wood Products on his Thermwood Cut Center

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


Larry Crutchfield of Alpha Woodworks on his Thermwood Cut Center

Larry Crutchfield of Alpha Woodworks on his Thermwood Cut Center

Larry Crutchfield and the guys of Alpha Woodworks with their Thermwood Cut Center


Tim Richardson of Timberwood Properties on their new Thermwood Cut Center

Tim Richardson of Timberwood Properties Quote

Timberwood Properties with their Thermwood Cut Center


Aaron Barlow of Original Woodworking on his Thermwood Cut Center
Aaron Barlow of Original Woodworking on his Thermwood Cut Center
 
Original Woodworking with their Thermwood Cut Center

Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking on their new Cut Ready Cut CenterDonovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking on their new Cut Ready Cut Center
Donovan Mumma From Byrne Custom Woodoworking in Lenexa, KS with Jody Wilmes from Thermwood and Byrne's New Cut Center
Michael Bednark - President of Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY on his new Cut CenterMichael Bednark on the Thermwood Cut Center
Jody Wilmes of Thermwood and the guys from Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY and their new Cut Center
John Allan - Thermwood Cut Center OwnerJohn Allan of Arkansas Wood Doors on his new Cut Ready Cut Center
The crew from Arkansas Wood Doors and their new Thermwood Cut Center

Latest Cut Ready Update Adds Combination Cabinets and Much More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Aug 12, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, cabinets, Cut Center Updates, Combination Cabinets, Dovetail Drawerbox

At the recent AWFS show, Thermwood announced exciting new features for its Cut Ready systems. Called “Combination Cabinets” this creates a single structure comprised of multiple cabinets, and like all Cut Ready products it all happens with no CNC programming, making the Cut Ready Cut Center even more valuable.

But, what about all the folks who already have Cut Centers who don’t have this feature? The good news is that with the next free system update, they also get all the new features (even though they didn’t exist when the machine was bought new).

Cut Centers don’t go obsolete, they become more valuable over time.

This latest update features the addition of Combination Cabinets, dovetail drawer box updates and the ability to generate a dimensional listing of all face frame parts.  No matter if your Cut Ready/Cut Center is brand new or was the first one delivered, this will update your machine to the latest features available for you to use, and it’s free.

New Combination Cabinets Feature Added

One of the most important time and material cost saving features ever released – Combination Cabinets – allows you to easily create large kitchen cabinets with multiple sections.  This feature reduces your machine time by 25 to 35 percent and your part count by 50 percent or higher, all without the need for a programmer or expensive design software.

By customizing the size and style of each opening, you can now create endless combinations for both frameless & face frame kitchen cabinets.  Choose from many different options for these sections from one or two doors, with/without drawers, false fronts, open sections, slotted areas for storage along with numerous other variations.

Combination Cabinets created in Cut Ready

Combination Cabinets created in Cut Ready

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cut_ready_combination_cabinets_v1

Drawer Box Joint Improvements

Cut Ready’s dovetail drawer box application has been refined to provide our users with the highest precision fit and accuracy possible for dovetail construction. 

Latest Cut Ready Update Improves Dovetail Drawer Box Fit and Accuracy

Generate a Face Frame Part Dimensional Listing

Cut Ready now has the ability to generate a dimensional listing of all face frame parts. This provides both length and width of all parts in an easy to read listing.

Cut Ready now has the ability to generate a dimensional listing of all face frame parts.

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Thermwood is putting the final touches on our 2019 AWFS booth!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, 3 Axis, Trade Shows, AWFS, Model 45, Las Vegas, Why Purchase a Thermwood, Cut Ready, Cut Center, No Programming, Save Money, Easy CNC, Artie, Combination Cabinets

See Thermwood Booth #7425 at AWFS 2019


Cut Ready Cut Center at AWFS 2019The 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) and the powerful and versatile MODEL 45 with a pod system (machining solid wood, plastic and aluminum).

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

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 (#7425) and speak to a Thermwood representative to get your hands on this exciting machine!

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!

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 AWFS 2019We will also be demonstrating solid wood, plastics and aluminum utilizing a pod system and a horizontal aggregate 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.  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  AWFS 2019!

Combination Cabinets display at AWFS 2019Both the CUT CENTER and the MODEL 45 will be on display and cutting live at AWFS 2019 (Thermwood booth #7425).  We will also have several displays featuring the powerful new Combination Cabinets (this new tool allows you to easily create a large bank of connected cabinets with multiple sections). 

Using Combination Cabinets can bring real savings to your production - Cut Ready Combination Cabinets can save you time, material and money!

Make plans to see this exciting new technology in person and attend AWFS 2019  (July 17th-20th) at the Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV or contact us at 800-533-6901 for more information.


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