Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90 Dual Table 5'x'5' CNC Machining Copper Prototype

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Nov 09, 2022

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, 5 Axis, CNC Router, Model 90, Video, Copper

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In the video below, a Heavy-Duty Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90 Dual Table 5'x5' CNC Router machines a copper prototype!

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More Info on the Model 90: https://bit.ly/m90thm


 

Video - Thermwood LSAM Product Manager Scott Vaal at IMTS 2022

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Nov 04, 2022

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Trade Shows, Video, IMTS, Large Scale, Thermwood LSAM, LSAM Additive Printers

Thermwood LSAM

From the recent IMTS 2022 show in Chicago, Thermwood LSAM Product Manager, Scott Vaal gives Aerospace Manufacturing and Design Magazine insight into LSAM and the LSAM AP 510 demonstrated at the show, as well as highlighting LSAM-only features such as Layer Time Control, Real-Time Temperature Monitoring and Superior Layer Adhesion!

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More info on LSAM: https://bit.ly/LSAM_INFO


 

Thermwood invites you to join us at IWF 2022 with 60% off Advanced Registration

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Aug 08, 2022

Tags: Thermwood, Trade Shows, Model 45, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, IWF, Discount, AutoProcessor 43, 2022

Thermwood invites you to join us at IWF 2022 with 60% off Advanced Registration

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 to Register for IWF with 60% off Advanced Registration courtesy of Thermwood, and plan to stop by our booth #B6213 to see our superior technology in action!

For IWF 2022, Thermwood Corporation, an innovator in the design and manufacture of American Made 3 and 5 Axis CNC Routers, is proud to demonstrate three systems. We’ll have our all new AutoProcessor 43 510, our powerful Cut Ready Cut Center and our heavy-duty Model 45 510 machining on site.

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Thermwood AutoProcessor 43 will be at IWF 2022

The AutoProcessor 43 5'x10' is an all-new complete, nested-based, CNC routing system for machining cabinet boxes, custom furniture and basically any nested type of sheet product.

It is fully automatic from labeling and positioning of the sheets, to machining and off-loading the machined parts.



With each cycle, the machine simultaneously and automatically:

  1. Labels each part area on the sheet
  2. Moves and automatically positions the sheet on the table
  3. Machines the material while labeling the next sheet
  4. Simultaneously off-loads the finished parts and reloads the next sheet
  5. Continuously repeats the process

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Cut Ready Cut CenterCut Ready Cut Center

Thermwood will also be demonstrating the award-winning Cut Ready Cut Center. This powerful system helps you quickly and easily create most products a cabinet shop would want to make without a CNC programmer (cabinets, furniture, doors, drawers, moldings, stair stringers and much more). Just tell it what you want to make via a simple touch-screen interface, and it makes it. Or, you can operate it as a traditional CNC router.  

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.  

Super Easy CNC - Make Cabinets, Closets, Doors and Much More!jody_video_thumbnail_easy_cnc_8_8_22If you build custom cabinets, and want to automate your machining...you really only have two choices. You can do it the easy way…or the hard way.

Designed and engineered in America, the Cut Ready Cut Center is made to simplify and automate your production.

It allows you to remain a cabinet shop, focused on making custom cabinets, instead of a software company, worried about learning difficult and expensive software. 

The Cut Center takes care of both the big and small details so you don't have to!

Making product on the Cut Center requires neither a CNC programmer nor a trained machine operator.   Pretty much anyone can run a Cut Center, and make anything a cabinet shop might need (cabinets, closets, doors, moldings, stair stringers, furniture...and much more)!

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Model 45 

Thermwood Model 45 CNC Router

We will also be machining solid wood and aluminum and plywood sheet stock on the 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.

Thermwood Model 45 Machining an aluminum sign 


Check us out in Booth #B6213

Thermwood machines just work!

We'll be demonstrating live on all three machines during the show, as well as operating an eCabinet Systems kiosk.  Our eCabinet Systems expert will be designing nested-based applications on the fly to send to be machined.  In addition to our Cut Center live demonstrations, we will also have two Cut Ready kiosks, where you can explore the software and see just how easy it is to design most things a cabinet shop would want to make. 

Please visit our booth (#B6213) and speak to a Thermwood representative to learn more about these powerful and affordable additions to any shop!

Thermwood to Demonstrate the All New AutoProcessor 43 510, the Powerful Cut Ready Cut Center and the Heavy Duty Model 45 510 at IWF 2022

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Jul 20, 2022

Tags: Thermwood, Trade Shows, Model 45, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, IWF, AutoProcessor 43, 2022

Thermwood Booth #B6213

For IWF 2022, Thermwood Corporation, an innovator in the design and manufacture of American Made 3 and 5 Axis CNC Routers, is proud to demonstrate three systems. We’ll have our all new AutoProcessor 43 510, our powerful Cut Ready Cut Center and our heavy-duty Model 45 510 machining on site.

AutoProcessor 43

Thermwood AutoProcessor 43 will be at IWF 2022

The AutoProcessor 43 5'x10' is an all-new complete, nested-based, CNC routing system for machining cabinet boxes, custom furniture and basically any nested type of sheet product.

It is fully automatic from labeling and positioning of the sheets, to machining and off-loading the machined parts.



With each cycle, the machine simultaneously and automatically:

  1. Labels each part area on the sheet
  2. Moves and automatically positions the sheet on the table
  3. Machines the material while labeling the next sheet
  4. Simultaneously off-loads the finished parts and reloads the next sheet
  5. Continuously repeats the process

AutoProcessor 43


 

Cut Ready Cut CenterCut Ready Cut Center

Thermwood will also be demonstrating the award-winning Cut Ready Cut Center. This powerful system helps you quickly and easily create most products a cabinet shop would want to make without a CNC programmer (cabinets, furniture, doors, drawers, moldings, stair stringers and much more). Just tell it what you want to make via a simple touch-screen interface, and it makes it. Or, you can operate it as a traditional CNC router.  

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.  

What are the Differences Between a Cut Center and a CNC Router?What are the differences between a Cut Center and a CNC Router?

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

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.

Cut Center Info Request


Model 45 

Thermwood Model 45 CNC Router

We will also be machining solid wood and aluminum and plywood sheet stock on the 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.

Thermwood Model 45 Machining an aluminum sign 


Check us out in Booth #B6213

Thermwood machines just work!

We'll be demonstrating live on all three machines during the show, as well as operating an eCabinet Systems kiosk.  Our eCabinet Systems expert will be designing nested-based applications on the fly to send to be machined.  In addition to our Cut Center live demonstrations, we will also have two Cut Ready kiosks, where you can explore the software and see just how easy it is to design most things a cabinet shop would want to make. 

Please visit our booth (#B6213) and speak to a Thermwood representative to learn more about these powerful and affordable additions to any shop!

Thermwood LSAM 2020 Year in Review

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Dec 09, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Video, 3D printing, LSAM, Thermwood LSAM, LSAM MT, LSAM 1010, LSAM 1020, 2020, Review

LSAM_SeriesRV3_2020_mod.fw-1Thermwood LSAM 2020 - Year in Review

The last 12 months have seen an incredible level of disruption in all industries, fueled in large part by the coronavirus pandemic.  COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of the global economy, from manufacturing to supply chains to travel.

The additive industry wasn’t spared, with event cancellations and disruptions to regular business becoming the norm.  Thermwood pivoted in 2020 to continue our focus on innovation and development with our LSAM (Large Scale Additive Systems) line, and have made many new discoveries and advancements in our additive manufacturing program.

Below, we highlight some of the notable LSAM moments from 2020 that leaves us hopeful for the future of large scale additive manufacturing in 2021 and beyond:

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March 5th - Thermwood Announces Another New LSAM Model

Thermwood Introduces the LSAM 1010

To address the need for a lower cost enclosed additive machine, Thermwood developed the LSAM 1010. This system uses the walls from the larger LSAM systems with the gantry, control and sub-systems from the LSAM MT. 

The LSAM 1010 features a fixed 10 foot by 10 foot table. A single moving gantry carries both the print and trim heads as on the MT and, like the MT, it can both print and trim (but not at the same time). The print and trim heads on all Thermwood LSAMs are the same, so all machines can process virtually any reinforced composite thermoplastic materials available today.

With the introduction of the LSAM 1010, it became clear that Thermwood is committed to responding to customer requests and providing its industry-leading LSAM additive manufacturing technology in a variety of configurations to better fit varying customer requirements.


March 17th - Thermwood LSAM 1020 Quickly 3D Prints a Multi-Piece Foundry Pattern

 

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This was a great exercise to demonstrate the capabilities of an LSAM to quickly make a multi-piece foundry pattern out of ABS (20% carbon fiber fill). 

The pattern was printed on an LSAM 1020 in 6 hours and 40 minutes, and machined on a Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90 (because of other projects that were pending on the LSAM).

More info


June 25th - Thermwood Builds Massive Metalworking Machine to Increase LSAM Production

Thermwood Builds Massive Metalworking Machine to Increase LSAM Production

Thermwood designed, fabricated and put into operation the largest machine it has ever built. The metalworking machine, dubbed internally as the M400, weighs 51 Tons (103,000 pounds) and is mounted on a special isolated, double steel reinforced concrete pad. It has a 15 foot wide, 35 foot long floor level steel table that by itself weighs 21,000 pounds.

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August 27th - Thermwood LSAM MT VLP Prints a High Temperature Part

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In August, Thermwood demonstrated it's VLP (Vertical Layer Printing) capabilities on an LSAM MT 1010.  The high-temperature part was printed out of Techmer PM blended 25% carbon fiber filled PSU/PESU. 

Total print time for the project was 16 hours and 40 minutes, and the final weight of the part was 1,190 lbs.  The final part dimensions were 108.6" (x) x 33" (Y) x 45" (Z).

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September 17th - Thermwood and General Atomics Partner on Additive Tool with $50,000 Cost Savings

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In September, Thermwood partnered with General Atomics to produce a CNC trim tool.  The tool was printed from ABS (20% Carbon Fiber Filled) in 16 hours.  Total machining time was 32 hours.  The final part weighed 1,190 lbs, and represented a cost savings of around $50,000 when compared to traditional methods.

Total lead time for the part decreased from 6-8 weeks to less than 2 weeks by utilizing the powerful LSAM system.

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September 24th - Take a Tour of the Thermwood LSAM

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Also in September, LSAM Product Manager, Scott Vaal, took us on an informative tour of the Thermwood LSAM.

In this tour, Scott explains all the different aspects of the Thermwood LSAM and provides insight into this unique solution for large scale additive manufacturing.  

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October 22nd - A New Approach to 3D Printing a Yacht Hull Mold

A New Approach to 3D Printing a Yacht Hull Mold

In October, Thermwood printed a several sections from a 51 foot long yacht hull mold to demonstrate how only a single mold may be needed for the manufacture of larger vessels, such as yachts. 

The printed sections of this test mold were made of carbon fiber reinforced ABS from Techmer PM. ABS was chosen because of its physical properties and relatively low cost compared to other reinforced thermoplastics

More info


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Thermwood Model 45 5'x10' CNC Machining an Aluminum Sign

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Model 45, Video, Demonstrations, Machining

Watch a Thermwood Model 45 5'x10' Machine an Aluminum Sign

The Model 45 is a heavy-duty and versatile three axis CNC designed for composites, plastics, aluminum, cabinets, wood and nested base panels.  Available in either single or dual spindles with optional rotary axis. Available Table Sizes:  5'x'5, 5'x10', 5'x12', 6'x12' and 7'x12'

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Model 45 5'x10' CNC Router

Model 45 5'x10' CNC Router - Learn More


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Thermwood Model 45 5'x10' CNC Machining a Bar Stool Leg Using a Rotary Playback Device and Aggregate Tooling.

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Model 45, Video, Demonstrations, Machining

Watch a Thermwood Model 45 5'x10' Machine a Bar Stool Leg using an Optional Rotary Playback Device and aggregate tooling.

The Model 45 is a heavy-duty and versatile three axis CNC designed for composites, plastics, aluminum, cabinets, wood and nested base panels.  Available in either single or dual spindles with optional rotary axis. Available Table Sizes:  5'x'5, 5'x10', 5'x12', 6'x12' and 7'x12'

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Model 45 5'x10' CNC Router

Model 45 5'x10' CNC Router - Learn More


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Learn How Simple it is to Machine a Cabinet Job on the Cut Ready Cut Center

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Oct 01, 2020

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

Cut Ready Product Manager, Jody Wilmes, walks you through the simple steps of running a cabinet job on the Thermwood Cut Center. 

He also provides real-world examples of how the software helps guide you, even if you run into a problem...like breaking a tool.

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Check out some of our previous Cut Center Demo Videos:

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CNC Router vs. Cut Center


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Tour the Cut Ready Cut Center


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How to Design a Cabinet and Add it to the Job


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Take a Tour of the Thermwood LSAM

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Video, 3D printing, Additive, LSAM, LSAM 1020

Take a Tour of the Thermwood LSAM

LSAM Product Manager, Scott Vaal, takes you on an informative tour of the Thermwood LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing), a unique solution for large scale additive manufacturing.

LSAM is a complete system that can both print to near net shape and then machine the print to its net shape.  By far, the fastest way to 3D print large tools or parts.

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


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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.

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Check out the previous two Cut Ready Info Spot Videos


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