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Thermwood Model 77 for Large Format Composite, Aerospace, Pattern/Mold Machining

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose Five Axis Series combines all the elements needed for trimming of large aerospace and composite materials as well as machining large format patterns and molds/plugs for the aviation and defense industries.

Here we look at the Thermwood Model 77.  This heavy-duty, high-speed, moving gantry machine is ideal for machining large applications utilizing heavy fixtures.

Lenny and Mike with their newly installed Thermwood Model 77 5'x10' 5 Axis CNC Router

Lenny and Mike with their newly installed Model 77 5’x10’ 5 Axis CNC router featuring an enclosed overhead cap cover, 10 position rotary automatic tool changer, 36″ Z Axis, gantry lighting system, access doors, Nemi pod table and rear dust extraction booth.

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eCabinet Systems & Updating to Windows 10

eCabinet Systems & Updating to Windows 10

 

Some eCabinet Systems users have upgraded to Windows 10 only to find that they need a new registration code in order to reactivate the free cabinet design software under the latest Microsoft operating system.   (Major Change = New Free Registration Code)

 

However, their current email may not be recorded in Thermwood’s registration system and they might not remember the old email address that they used for the original registration process. (Even if they did remember the old address, they may not be able to retrieve new emails from that account.)   Since they then do not enter the registered email address with their online request for a new free code, the Automatic Code Generator on Thermwood’s website is unable to fulfill their request.

 

Before upgrading to Windows 10, eCabinet Systems users are advised to:

 

·         Open eCabinet Systems and go to [Communications] -> [Verify My Email Address] to assure that Thermwood has the correct email address in their registration database.  If a change is required, the user can update the database to their current/valid email address within the same screen.

·         Make a backup of their eCabinet Systems files using the built in Back-Up function and setting found under the [File] menu.  This way the users’ data can be restored later, if required.

 

A little pre-planning can save an eCabinet Systems user a delay in getting back up and running under Windows 10.

 

 

Thermwood Announces 3D Additive Manufacturing Program

Thermwood Corporation, a leading U.S. based manufacturer of CNC routers, has announced a program to develop a 3D Additive Manufacturing System, capable of making large carbon graphite reinforced composite thermoplastic components.

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Thermwood Announces 3D Additive Manufacturing Program

Thermwood Corporation, a leading U.S. based manufacturer of CNC routers, has announced a program to develop a 3D Additive Manufacturing System, capable of making large carbon graphite reinforced composite thermoplastic components.

Read more

North Bay Woodworking LTD, already putting their new upgraded Fravol to work !

North Bay Woodworking LTD, a father / son ownership team and longtime CNC customer, recently purchased their 2nd Fravol Edgebander. This upgrade investment will allow for improved quality and through put.

Congrats to Laurent and Manuel we hope you enjoy your new “SMART” purchase !

IMAG0776   IMAG0777

 

 

cnc automation houses and construction

CNC Automation Houses and Construction

The CNC Machine – Innovating Housing Solutions

Affordable housing
It has become a central issue in most political campaigns and of course, to the work-a-day human. With prices continuing their unrealistic flight into the stratosphere, down here on Earth many wonder when they will be able to enjoy the comforts of a home of their own. This is of a more dire and pressing concern for those living under the constraints of abject poverty, like the favelas of Rio, the shanty-towns of Johannesburg, or the flimsy pre-fabs of Amos.
Solution? CNC Automation For House Construction.

Perhaps all of this is about to change
In what is being dubbed ‘The Ultimate Example of CNC Use’, Alistair Parvin has introduced the world to his WikiHouse  – an innovation that marries CNC technology to cutting-edge design. Open source construction kits and a shared library of 3D models can be downloaded – adaptable via software like SKETCHUP. Components are digitally printed and manufactured using CNC tools; portable CNC devices can allow for cutting on-site – great for tricky jobs or remote locations. The flexibility of the system means that the WikiHouse system allows virtually anyone to create affordable and easy-to-assemble housing.

In practical immediate application, it could allow for customising cabinetry, skirting boards, countertops and other interior finishing on site and with greater ease – allowing your business to take on more jobs while still working effectively and productively. This technology, CNC Automation houses and construction, has the potential for great impact on any construction company’s bottom-line.

Mass adoption of these construction techniques could ensure housing for many, provide portable solutions for refugee camps, and of course make designing, building, customising or renovating our homes more exciting, hands-on, affordable, adaptable and sustainable.

Listed under PSFK ‘Innovator index’, Alistair Parvin appearing on renowned and open TED talks further explains his innovation to the world.

CNC Automation Houses and Construction

The CNC is without a doubt the must-have foundation tool for the tech- and market-savvy maker and the Thermwood Cut Centre offers a better, easier CNC automation for improved precision and increased productivity. Simple, intuitive, and preloaded the Thermwood is proving its worth for a host of Montreal manufactures.

 

Your kids introduced you to Wikipedia, but do you know Wikihouse? Open source construction kit – can be downloaded – shared library of 3D models – adaptable via software like SKETCHUP – Open Source Wikihouse .

Related Links:
https://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/construction-and-building/printing-houses
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670525/an-entire-house-that-you-snap-together-like-a-toy

SOURCES:

Build-by-Numbers House can be Printed and Constructed in a Day
May 24, 2013 Leah Gonzalez | PSKF Arts & Culture
http://www.psfk.com/2013/05/easy-build-3d-printed-house.html
(a: 09/06/15)

Fastco Design | An Entire House That You Snap Together Like a Toy
Suzanna Labarre, August 17, 2012
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670525/an-entire-house-that-you-snap-together-like-a-toy
(a: 09/06/15)

Printing Houses | Michael Abrams
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
https://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/construction-and-building/printing-houses
(a: 09/06/15)

YouTube – TED talk Alistair Parvin – Architecture for everyone, by everyone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09QyFJXrPB4
(a: 09/06/15)

Featured Image Borrowed from:
http://www.domusweb.it/content/dam/domusweb/en/architecture/2012/06/19/wikihouse-open-source-housing/big_386814_3418_wikihouse-finali-41.jpg