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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Thermwood Model 90 Machining an Impeller Out of Aluminum

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, aluminum, CNC Routers, 5 Axis, Model 90, Video

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Thermwood Model 90 Dual Table 5'x'5 CNC router machining machining an impeller out of aluminum.

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Details

The impeller was machined out of 6061 grade aluminum.  The tool path was completed in MasterCAM 2019, and had over 15 million lines of code.   


About the Thermwood Model 90

Thermwood Model 90 Dual Table 5'x5'

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in either single or dual moving aluminum tables.  It is capable of full five axis simultaneous motions with extremely fast accelerations.

This robust system offers a variety of options and features to tackle a multitude of different applications, and is laser calibrated to assure the most accurate absolute positioning and repeatability.

Thermwood Model 90 Gantry

Thermwood Model 90 Spindle

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Meet the Thermwood Model 90 High-Performance 5 Axis CNC Router

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, CNC Routers, 5 Axis, Model 90, Product Information, Continuous C-Axis Rotation, Impact Resistant Head

Thermwood Model 90 5'x12' 5 Axis CNC Router

Model 90 5'x12' DualTable

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis CNC designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.  

This powerful and versatile machine is capable of full five axis simultaneous motions with extremely fast accelerations, and is 3D laser-calibrated to assure the most accurate absolute positioning and repeatability.

Multi-Purpose 90 Available Features:

  1. 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)

  2. Single Aluminum Table Sizes available 5'x'5, 5'x'10' and 10'x5'

  1. Dual Aluminum Table Sizes Availalbe 5'x'5, 5'x'10 and 5'x12'
  1. Rapid Speed 3500 IPM
  1. Continuous C-Axis Rotation
  1. Impact Resistant Head 
  1. Moving Aluminum Table
  1. Fixed Gantry
  1. 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  1. Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion

Thermwood Model 90 Gantry

Thermwood Model 90 Spindle

Multi-Purpose 90 Available Features (continued):

  1. Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  2. 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  3. Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  4. Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  5. 5 Axis Chip Collection
  6. 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  7. Enclosure 
  8. Gantry Lighting 
  9. Automatic Axis Alignment Verification
  10. Rack-driven

Thermwood Model 90 Gantry and Spindle

Multi-Purpose 90 Available Features (continued):

  1. Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  2. Three rail system on gantry for greater stability and support

  3. Dual pneumatic counter-balance cylinders

  4. Internal bracing inside gantry for greater stability and support

  5. Fully air-conditioned control cabinet

  6. Multi-Function Gridded Pod Table 

  7. In the Leg Tool Changer

  8. Bar Style Tool Changer

  9. Automatic Tool Length Sensor 

  10. Machine Training and Installation

  11. Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support  

Thermwood Model 90 Automatic Tool Length Sensor

Model 90 Automatic Tool Length Sensor


Thermwood Advanced Technical Features

  • Volumetric 3D Laser Compensation - this compensates for position errors within the three dimensional working envelope of the machine.
  • Fixture Placement Compensation - Allows the user to mechanically locate three points on a fixture during intial program set up which are used as a reference for the QCore SuperControl to automatically align the program to the new fixture location. 
  • Continuous C-Axis Rotation - allows the machine to perform complex motions that require multiple rotations of the C-Axis, and then quickly return to home. Simplifies operations and eliminates the possibility of damaged wire within movable joints (maintenance-free metal contacts provide log life with error-free data communication transmission).
  • Constant Tip Speed Machining - Automatically varies the machine feed speed to allow the tip of the tool to maintain a constant speed.  This feature synchronizes the linear and rotary movements ensuring a constant and smooth cutting motion.
  • Tip Center Rotation - Allows for maintaining tool tip positioning when commanding a rotary axis to move in coordination with two or more linear axes.
  • Impact Resistant Head - A positive locating joint between the axis 5 arm and the rest of the machine.  Decreases the amount of force applied to the head in the event of a collision and diminishes the need to realignment.  Also reduces fixture and spindle damage.
  • Remote Diagnostics - provides direct, live, visual contact from the machine control to Thermwood's Service department with the touch of a button.  Thermwood technicians can diagnose, troubleshoot and configure the control remotely.
  • Advanced Communications - Communication features available between the operator and the Thermwood QCore SuperControl allow the operator to electronically search programming and maintenance manuals, view maintence videos, error reporting, maintenance tracking and dynamic exploded assembly drawings.
  • Single Source Service - thermwood factory service for both the CNC Control System and the CNC Machine.  One phone number to call.
  • Control Upgrades - On-going control upgrades.  The evolution and latest features of our control system are available at www.thermwood.com.

    Thermwood Model 90 Single Table 5'x12'

Model 90 Single Table 5'x12'

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Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90 CNC Router Video - Machining a Bust Out of Low-Density Foam

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Tags: Thermwood, 5 Axis, Model 90, Video, Foam, Machining

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This part was machined on a Thermwood 5 Axis Dual Table 5'x'5 Model 90 CNC router.  

The bust was machined out of polyurethane low-density foam and took approximately 5-6 hours for the cycle time.  The tool path was completed in MasterCAM X9, and had over 1.6 million lines of code.  


About the Thermwood Model 90

Thermwood Model 90 CNC Router

The Thermwood Model 90 is a heavy-duty, high-speed 5 Axis CNC Router specifically designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining of thermoformed, composite and fiberglass parts.

It is available in a variety of table sizes including:

Single table sizes 5'x5', 5'x10' and 10'x5' and Dual table sizes from 5'x'5, 5'x10' and 5'x12' with other table sizes available.

This robust system offers a variety of options and features to tackle a multitude of different applications, and is laser calibrated to assure the most accurate absolute positioning and repeatability.


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Thermwood 5 Axis High-Performance Heavy-Duty Model 90 Videos

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Tags: Thermwood, 5 Axis, Model 90, High Performance, Video

The Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.  It is capable of full five axis simultaneous motions with extremely fast accelerations.

Bust machined on Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90

Thermwood Model 90 5 Axis 5'x12' CNC Router
Model 90 5 Axis 5'x12' CNC Router


Available Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)
  • Continuous C-Axis
  • Impact Resistant Head 
  • Moving Aluminum Table
  • Fixed Gantry
  • 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • 5 Axis Chip Collection
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  • Enclosure 
  • Gantry Lighting 
  • Multi-Function Gridded Pod Table 
  • In the Leg Tool Changer
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor 
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

More Info

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Thermwood Model 67 or Model 90 - Which is Right For You?

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Feb 19, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, 5 Axis, CNC Router, Model 90, Model 67

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose Five Axis Series are all great machines for trimming formed parts, patterns and molds using five-axis simultaneous motions, but you may be wondering which one would work best for your specific application?

To help you decide, we'll focus on comparing the Model 67 and Model 90 below.  These heavy-duty moving-table machines are ideal for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, and come in either single or dual table configurations:


Multi-Purpose 67

The Multi-Purpose 67 is an entry-level five axis specifically developed for three-dimensional machining, available with a variety of either single or dual moving aluminum table sizes.

Available Features:

  • Single table sizes from 5'x5' to 10'x5' or dual table sizes from 5'x5' to 5'x12'
  • Moving Solid Aluminum Table/ Fixed Gantry
  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-18,000 RPM, larger spindle sizes available)
  • 24' Z axis standard (available up to 48" Z axis)
  • QCore SuperControl
  • Full 5 axis simultaneous motions
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor 
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • 5 Axis Chip Collection 
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • In the Leg Tool Changer
  • Remote Start/Stop
  • Gantry Lighting
  • Continuous C Axis with Impact Resistant Head
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

 

Thermwood Model 67 5'x12' Dual Table CNC Router

Model 67 5'x12' Dual Moving Tables


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Multi-Purpose 90

The Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.  It is capable of full five axis simultaneous motions with extremely fast accelerations.

Available Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)
  • Continuous C-Axis
  • Impact Resistant Head 
  • Moving Aluminum Table
  • Fixed Gantry
  • 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • 5 Axis Chip Collection
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  • Enclosure 
  • Gantry Lighting 
  • Multi-Function Gridded Pod Table 
  • In the Leg Tool Changer
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor 
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

 

Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90 Dual Table 5'x10' CNC Router

Model 90 5'x10' Dual Moving Tables


Videos

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Thermwood Model 67 and 90 for Trimming, Molds & Pattern Machining

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Tags: CNC, 5 Axis, CNC Router, Model 90, Model 67, trimming, molds, patterns

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose Five Axis Series combines all the elements needed for trimming formed parts, patterns and molds using five-axis simultaneous motions.  

Here we look at the Thermwood Model 67 and 90.  These heavy-duty moving-table machines are ideal for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, and come in either single or dual table configurations:


Multi-Purpose 67

The Multi-Purpose 67 is an entry-level five axis available with a variety of either single or dual moving aluminum table sizes.

Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM, larger spindle sizes available)
  • Impact Resistant Head 
  • Moving Aluminum Table/Fixed Gantry
  • 24" Z Standard (available up to 48")
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Thermwood Q Core SuperControl
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • Chip Collection 
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • In the Leg Tool Changer 
  • Remote Start/Stop 
  • Gantry Lighting 
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor
Thermwood Model 67 7x10 CNC Router

Model 67 7x10 Single Moving Table

Thermwood Model 67 10x5 CNC Router

Model 67 5x10 Dual Moving Tables


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Multi-Purpose 90

The Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.

Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Changer Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)
  • Impact Resistant Head 
  • Moving Aluminum Table
  • Fixed Gantry
  • 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • Chip Collection
  • Multi-Function Nemi Pod Table 
  • In the Leg Tool Changer 
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor

Thermwood Model 90 5x12 Dual Table CNC Router

Model 90 5x12 Dual Moving Tables

Thermwood Model 90 10x5 CNC Router

Model 90 10x5 Single Moving Table


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More Info

To find out more about either of these two machines, or any of our other 5 axis offerings, please give us a call at 1-800-533-6901 or click below to fill out an information request form.  We hope to hear from you soon!

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Thermwood 5 Axis Multi-Purpose CNC Routers

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, May 16, 2014

Tags: CNC Routers, CNC Routers, 5 Axis, Technology, CNC Router, Model 90, Model 67, aerospace, Model 70, Model 77

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose Five Axis Series combines all the elements needed for trimming formed parts, patterns or molds using five-axis simultaneous motions.  

Whether you are interested in a moving table machine for high-speed trimming, a fixed table for large aerospace and composite fixtures or a high-wall machine, we have a solution for you:


Multi-Purpose 67

The Multi-Purpose 67 is an entry-level five axis available with a variety of either single or dual moving aluminum table sizes.

Thermwood Model 67 7x10 CNC Router

Model 67 7x10 Single Moving Table

Thermwood Model 67 10x5 CNC Router

Model 67 5x10 Dual Moving Tables


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Multi-Purpose 90

The Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.

Thermwood Model 90 5x12 Dual Table CNC Router

Model 90 5x12 Dual Moving Tables

Thermwood Model 90 10x5 CNC Router

Model 90 10x5 Single Moving Table


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Multi-Purpose 70

The Multi-Purpose 70 is designed for aerospace and composite applications utilizing large/heavy fixtures (various sizes available).

Thermwood Model 70 10x20 CNC Router

Model 70 10x20 Fixed Table

Thermwood Model 70 10x10 CNC Router

Model 70 10x10 Fixed Table


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Multi-Purpose 77

The Multi-Purpose 77 is a heavy-duty, high-speed contained system for the machining of large aerospace and composite materials (various sizes available). 

Thermwood Model 77 5x10 CNC Router

Model 77 10x20 Fixed Table


Videos


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Thermwood Five Axis Alignment Verification Routine

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Mar 07, 2013

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, software, software update, Composites, CNC Routers, 5 Axis, Announcements, CNC Router, Model 90, aerospace, Model 70, Model 77, Video, QCore, SuperControl, introduction

Thermwood Five Axis Alignment Verification Routine

Thermwood has developed our new Five Axis Alignment Verification Routine which is used to record and populate the alignment measurement values into the Thermwood QCore control system (after machine alignments are manually performed).  

This routine automatically checks alignment in multiple axes and allows alignment to be quickly verified between jobs.  The routine compares the measured values to the default values.

The Thermwood 5 Axis Alignment Verification Routine includes:

  • Renishaw high-tolerance tooling sensor
  • Precision ground pin
  • Dedicated tool holder
  • Collet and all mounting hardware.


For more information on the Five Axis Alignment Verification Routine, please contact us at 1-800-533-6901.

 

 

2012 Thermwood Dealer Conference

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, May 11, 2012

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Model 90, Dealer Conference

We recently held our 2012 Dealer Conference at our headquarters in Dale, IN. The purpose of this annual event is to get all of our domestic and international dealers together in round-table informative sessions to discuss sales strategies and also to present the exciting changes and new products we plan to release in the next year.

Of course, the conference isn't all work and no play!  It also gives everyone a chance to socialize and catch up on news, as well as the opportunity to award our top sellers special prizes at an awards dinner. 

This year, our top dealership was Tech Con.  Second and third places went to SKF Enterprises and CNC Automation out of Canada.  The award for the dealership with the Most Improved Sales for 2011 went to Process and Production Equipment.  The award for top International Sales went to Tervelli out of Turkey.  Congratulations, guys!

2012 Thermwood Dealer Conference - Sales Award Winners

Pictured above are: (front row l-r) Kevin Varwig (Process and Production Equipment), Glenn Suss (Tech Con), Bob Law (CNC Automation), Dave White (SKF Enterprises) Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood); (second row l-r) Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood) and Robert Vollmer (Tech Con).

Thermwood 2012 International Sales Award

Pictured above are: (l-r) Jan Olinger (International Sales Account Manager) and Mengu Arslanoglu (Tervelli).

Socializing at the 2012 Thermwood Dealer Conference

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers socialize after hours during the 2012 Dealer Conference.