Thermwood Profile Modeler - from Sketch to Production

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Mar 13, 2013

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Thermwood Profile ModelerThermwood's Profile Modeler allows you to quickly create a molding or custom shape from a sketch or drawing on a Thermwood CNC Router with no special shaped tooling required.  

This video demonstrates using Profile Modeler to create a custom curved cherry molding from Sketch - to Profile Modeler - to Machine - to Completed Shape.


Steps used in the video:

In eCabinet Systems:
  • Verify the measurements
  • Create the shape using Shape Manager in eCabinet Systems
  • Create Tool
  • Apply Tool to create Shape

On Thermwood QCore SuperControl:
  • File loaded into Profile Modeler on QCore SuperControl
  • Verify Tool Path
  • Run Program
  • Machining Part (Roughing/Finishing/Detail Passes)
  • No special shaped tooling required - Tools Used: 1/2 Straight, 1/2 Ballnose, 1/8 Ballnose, 1/8 Flat
  • Completed Shape

For more information on Profile Modeler or any of our other products, please click here or contact us at 1-800-533-6901.


Free Online Customer Invitation from Thermwood

Posted by Jason Susnjara on Wed, Feb 08, 2012

Tags: Thermwood, CNC Routers, software, signs, sign industry, SignRouter 43, Orlando, Sign, International Sign Expo, CNC Router, ISA

 

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The International Sign Expo (March 22nd-24th) is a great way to see exciting new technologies in the sign industry.  

Thermwood has been in the sign industry for many years and will be showcasing our SignRouter 43 demonstrating the machine capabilities by machining aluminum, plastics and foam (Booth #1080).

Thermwood is offering Free Trade Show Passes to the 2012 International Sign Expo in Orlando, FL, March 22nd - 24th.  If interested, please click on the link below to regsiter for a free pass.

Free ISA Trade Show Pass Registration Link

 

 

 

New Opportunities for the Sign Industry

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, May 04, 2011

Tags: Product Information, Thermwood, 3 Axis, 43, signs, sign industry, SignRouter 43, International Sign Expo, save money on cnc router

ISA 2011 – What we learned

International Sign Expo 2011We just returned from the International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, and had a great time.  It was enjoyable meeting new people in this expanding industry.  We got a lot of interesting feedback from companies in the industry about their need to constantly evolve and expand what they offer to meet the growing needs of their customers.

From vehicle wraps to window graphics and three dimensional signs, today’s sign professionals have to be able to offer at least as much, and usually a whole lot more than their competitors to survive and thrive.  They have to be able to think outside the box to grab any piece of business that comes their way, and traditional sign trimming machines only meet some of these needs.

We have learned that these traditional machines are comparatively light-duty when it comes to any type of heavier material or non-traditional application.  Or, if they can machine the necessary material, it is oftentimes very unproductive (requiring multiple passes and valuable time). This can cause you to miss out on jobs that your equipment simply can’t do.

What now?

Thermwood helps keep your business from being obsolete.You’ve seen this in other industries.  There reaches a point when everybody’s product basically does the job.  Some do it better than others, but they all get the job done.  After that, the market is saturated with copy-cats until someone comes up with a new innovation or way to use the technology in a different way.  Just like cell phones gave way to smart phones and laptops are slowly going away in favor of tablets, there is a new solution to the problems facing the sign industry. 

A different approach

Using a heavy-duty sign machine like the Thermwood SignRouter 43 offers the ability to cut and trim printed graphic signs on rigid substrates as well as machining and carving three dimensional signs and letters (all much faster than traditional machines). In addition to those features, it can also operate as a high-production CNC Router, giving owners the advantage of being able to offer a whole additional variety of products to their customers. 

Thermwood SignRouter 43 CNC RouterThe SignRouter43 is capable of machining flat and three-dimensional signs using wood, aluminum, composites, chip core, rigid foam, plastics, acrylic, non-ferrous metals and other various types of materials as well as operating as a traditional sign-making machine using optional i-cut Vision camera and software (these highly capable systems accurately trim printed signs, automatically compensating for distortion or rotation in the printed image).

At the show, we demonstrated the SignRouter 43 with a 5’×10 fixed table, featuring a 12 HP HSD spindle and an eleven position automatic tool changer. It features both high acceleration and high performance motions in both positioning and cutting. This system includes quality features seldom, if ever, found at this price point including full stress relieved weldments, high-end Siemens drives throughout, THK rails and three-dimensional volumetric position compensation.  In addition to the 5’×10 table, we also offer a larger variety of table sizes (dual or moving tables/vacuum hold-down methods available). 

Thinking outside the box

Think outside the box with a Thermwood CNC RouterA unique aspect of our technology is the ability to do a lot more than just signs.

Thermwood’s SignRouter43 with “QuickCut” technology also offers a revolutionary new approach for nested based applications. Just select and resize cabinets, closet components and POP displays, then make them…right at the machine. You don’t need design software. You don’t need extensive training or a painful learning curve. Pretty much anyone in your shop can make cabinets and closets with a few minutes instruction.  It’s not much more difficult than running a copy machine. 

This can allow you to greatly expand your product offering with the same machine you use to produce your traditional signs!

Thermwood Streaming Live at the International Sign Expo in Las Vegas!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Apr 28, 2011

Tags: 3 Axis, CNC Routers, 43, i-cut, sign industry, SR43, SignRouter 43, Sign

We are streaming live from the International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, starting today 4/28/11 at 11:00am CST.

See our SignRouter 43 with i-cut Vision technology in action direct from our Booth #5333.  It is like attending the show from the comfort of your office!

You can also interact directly with our folks at the show via real-time chat. Ask questions and also see what everyone is saying on Facebook and Twitter about our exciting approach to the sign industry (all in one place).

Visit the Thermwood Booth from your computer at:

http://www.livestream.com/thermwoodcnc

Thermwood Streaming Live from the International Sign Expo in Las Vegas

 


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The SignRouter 43 is capable of machining flat and three-dimensional signs using wood, aluminum, composites, chip core, rigid foam, plastics, acrylic, non-ferrous metals and other various types of materials as well as operating as a traditional sign-making machine using optional i-cut Vision camera and software (these highly capable systems accurately trim printed signs, automatically compensating for distortion or rotation in the printed image).  Click for more info

Thermwood’s SignRouter43 with “QuickCut” technology also offers a revolutionary new approach for nested based applications. Just select and resize cabinets and closet components, then make them…right at the machine. You don’t need design software. You don’t need extensive training or a painful learning curve. Pretty much anyone in your shop can make cabinets and closets with a few minutes instruction.  It’s not much more difficult than running a copy machine. 

The SignRouter 43 is a robust, highly flexible production system capable of operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

International Sign Expo 2010 - Thermwood Pics

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Apr 08, 2010

Tags: Thermwood, Trade Shows, Technology, i-cut, substrates, signs, sign industry, SR43, SignRouter 43, Orlando, Sign, Point of Purchase, International Sign Expo

Today is the first day of the International Sign Expo in Orlando, FL.  The Expo runs through Saturday April 10th, and Thermwood is exhibiting our SignRouter 43 with i-cut on hand, machining sign materials ranging from acrylic to a wide variety of substrates, as well as a few surprises!

Plan to stop by Booth #2680 to see us in action and pick up a souvenier for yourself.

Here is a pic of the action at our booth. 

Please check our Twitter Account for ongoing uploads from the show.

 Thermwood Booth at the International Sign Expo 2010

Thermwood at the International Sign Expo 2010

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Mar 31, 2010

Tags: Thermwood, Trade Shows, Technology, i-cut, substrates, signs, sign industry, SR43, SignRouter 43, Orlando, Sign, Point of Purchase, International Sign Expo

Thermwood will be exhibiting at the International Sign Expo 2010, held April 8th-10th in Orlando, Florida. 

Thermwood at the International Sign Expo 2010

International Sign Expo 2010
April 8th-10th
Booth #2680
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

We will have a SignRouter 43 with i-cut on hand, machining sign materials ranging from acrylic to a wide variety of substrates, as well as a few surprises!

Plan to stop by Booth #2680 to see us in action and pick up a souvenier for yourself.

SignRouter 43 Information: 

The SR43 is capable of machining flat and three-dimensional signs using wood, aluminum, composites, chip core, rigid foam, plastics, acrylic, non-ferrous metals and other various types of materials as well as operating as a traditional sign-making machine using optional i-cut Vision camera and software (these highly capable systems accurately trim printed signs, automatically compensating for distortion or rotation in the printed image).

Thermwood SignRouter 43 at the International Sign Expo 2010