CABINET SHOP SERIES
This package combines all the elements needed to program and run three dimensional wood carvings.
With the CarvingShop Series packages you can:
? Probe or laser scan a carving pattern and create a CNC carving program.
? Refine and scale the program as needed.
? Production machine either flat or three-dimensional carvings.
The CarvingShop Series packages are available from Thermwood, the oldest manufacturer of CNC routers. Thermwood has consistently been the technology leader in both CNC routers and in using CNC for production wood carving with more US patents on CNC router technology than every other CNC router manufacturer in the world, combined. The CarvingShop packages offer important features not available from anyone else, features important to your success.
Programming the Carvings – the first step
Turning the model into a CNC program has been one of the most serious stumbling blocks to widespread use of CNC for carving. After years of research and effort, Thermwood has developed efficient methods of creating these programs.
In most instances, you can use the same machine you carve on to develop the program. Thermwood offers two different systems. The first uses a touch probe and the machine control to scan the surface of the model. The basic shape of the part is generated automatically by scanning back and forth and then reproducing these scans.????
Detail is then added using different detail tools. These detail motions are added by an experienced carver, using essentially the same techniques he might use on a multi-spindle carver. He guides the probe tip over the model as the control remembers every movement, regardless of how subtle.
We are not replacing the experienced carver; we are enhancing and multiplying his talent.
Thermwood has a growing library of carving designs available. In addition, Thermwood currently has, in its possession, thousands of carving patterns we are scanning and adding to the library. They include all types and designs including inset and raised carvings, crowns and shells, legs, feet and posts, finials, carved moldings, etc. The carvings can be resized at the control for your specific application. If you can find designs within our library that will fit your requirements, not only do you save the time and effort required to create the program but you also save the cost and delay while an original model is developed. You could also rent the program for a part that is close to what you want, carve the part, then modify it and use it as an original model to create your own program. The possibilities are endless.? This is another, patent pending feature only available from Thermwood.
Over the years, Thermwood’s experience with production wood carving has resulted in methods, techniques and technology specifically focused on this area. All areas of programming and running have been refined through years of experience to develop the most effective, user friendly system available.
For more information please visit : http://www.thermwood.com/cnc_router_three_axis_main.htm