Bednark Studio Offers PETG Face Shield Production CNC Files Free to Other Manufacturers - Click for More Information

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Support, Bednark Studio, Covid-19, PETG, Face Shield

Bednark Studio

Thermwood machine owner, Bednark Studio (located in Brooklyn, New York), has engineered a disposable PETG Face Shield for health care professionals.  They are sharing CNC router files and production information to any other manufacturers across the country who would like to supply these to hospitals, etc. that are in need.

Bednark Studio Face Shield Example

Thermwood is here to assist anyone who would like to produce these face shields on their equipment (including non-Thermwood CNC routers).  If you need help, or would like to do something similar, please contact us at 1-800-533-6901 or email at

Download Face Shield Production Files

Please click here to download a .zip file with instructions, machine code files, tooling and material information.

Included in this download:

  • Bednark Studio Face Shield Production Document
  • MasksV3 - 27 per sheet nest.dxf
  • MasksV3 - 27 per sheet nest TABBED.MCX-7
  • MasksV3 - 27 per sheet nest TABBED.NC (tailored for Cut Centers)
  • MasksV3 - 32 per sheet nest.dxf

Material Required (supplies may be scarce):

  • PETG / Polycarbonate with 0.02” or 0.03” thickness in 4’x8’ sheets
  • 1” Plank Foam or Stacked Adhesive Weather-stripping
  • ¾” Flat Elastic Chord

Recommended Tooling:

  • Amana Tool 46225-K
  • 1/8” down spiral plastic tooling

Notes (from Bednark Studio):

  1. This thinner material is very difficult to hold down with vacuum.  We used tabbing to prevent the parts from moving.  Once most of the machining was done, the machine removed the tabs.  Please refer to ‘MasksV3 - 27 per sheet nest TABBED.MCX-7’ to see how we accomplished this. 
  2. The matching NC file is the program Bednark Studio is running on their Cut Center.

More Information

Bednark Face Shield Story from the New York Times


Thermwood Cut Center - The Best of Both Worlds!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Jan 13, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, CNC Router, Free, Cut Ready, Cut Center, CNC Access, Affordable, Arkansas Wood Doors, Impressions, Bednark Studio

Operate as a Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer BoxesThe Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center is an alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does is that simple!  NO programming is required.

Operate as a CNC Router

Also, you can operate the system as a CNC router in the traditional manner, running programs generated with virtually any CNC software. Thermwood has created a simple way to switch between operating as a CNC router and operating as a Cut Center to assure that all machine parameters are properly reset and that the standard Cut Center tooling is properly installed, checked and ready to run.

What our Customers Say...

Other CNC Routers - Programming Required?

Every CNC router, regardless of price, has one thing in must be programmed. You will need a CNC programmer. A typical CNC programmer will cost you more each month than the payment on a Thermwood Cut Center, which does not need CNC programs or CNC programmers.

So, even if a machine was FREE, it would still cost you more than a Thermwood Cut Center, and in a few years the Cut Center payments go away while your programmer costs most likely will go up. 

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Thermwood Cut Center Product SelectionAlso, it is likely you will be in full production with a Thermwood Cut Center in about a half a day. A CNC router can take as much as six months to program and get to that point. A half a day or a half a year? There is serious cost associated with that half a year.

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When you consider everything, a cheap router isn’t so cheap after all. In fact, to match a Thermwood Cut Center THEY would have to pay YOU to use their router. 

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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 with new "CNC Access" is the machine for you!  

Bednark Studio of Brooklyn, NY with their new Thermwood Cut Center
(Back row), Troy, Jody Wilmes of Thermwood, Kenny and Michael (front row) of Bednark Studio in Brooklyn, NY with their new Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center at their shop.
Cody, John, Christina and Alberto of ‪‎Arkansas Wood Doors‬ with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.
Cody, John, Christina and Alberto of ‪‎Arkansas Wood Doors‬ in Pottsville, AR with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.
Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking‬ in Lenexa, KS with Jody Wilmes of Thermwood and their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.
Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking‬ in Lenexa, KS with Jody Wilmes of Thermwood and their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.

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