Infographic: Use FSC Certified Wood For Your Projects

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is a body to certify and promote the environmentally and socially responsible use of the world’s wood reserves. Timber and other wood by-products, like paper, can be easily identified by consumers and manufacturers as a product of either properly managed woodland a recycled source or a mixture. Deforestation Every year an…

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Stair Building made easy with a 3 Axis CNC Machine

Puzzle joint to combine 2 parts of stair stringboard

In partnership with Maxicam we offer a complete software to CNC solution that includes our cabinet software Polyboard, nesting optimisation software OptiNest, VCarve and of course a 3 axis CNC. This configuration is optimised for nested based furniture manufacturing but if we add our stair software StairDesigner it can also be a great solution for…

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Getting lost in the wilds: Vitap CNC integration, Polyboard training and more

Vitap K2 CNC Machine

We were recently asked to give a 3 day Polyboard training and CNC set up session to the company Grosjean Concept Bois, in the east of France in the Haut Doubs region on the French Swiss border. A beautiful and wild area full of forests and rivers. The scenery was spectacular…I arrived at the nearest…

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Polyboard 7 New Features

Polyboard 7 new features

We’re excited to announce that Polyboard 7 is now available for download and sale. This major update of Polyboard is packed full of new features, and comes with a new set of Quick Design libraries to keep you working as fast and efficiently as possible. Let’s take a look inside… Enhanced Creativity New lateral zones…

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5 ways 3D design software can cut costs for your furniture business

We’re no longer living in the age of the pencil and paper, but using CAD software to design your furniture is still inefficient and time-consuming. You’re drawing all your designs manually, the only difference is that it’s on a computer. Lots of industries have already automated these manual processes and use 3D design software, so…

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New All-In-One CNC Solution

Maxicam M3 CNC nesting

The woodwork industry is modernising fast. If they haven’t already, successful business are actively planning to invest in a CNC based production process. With our background firmly rooted in this industry, we’ve developed a unique out-of-the-box CNC solution. The focus is small to medium woodworkers manufacturing custom projects. What makes the configuration so special… It’s…

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A better way to build stairs + latest software features

wooden staircase design

Happy New Year from all of us at Wood Designer. We hope you’re well rested and have great plans in place for 2019, both for your business and life away from work. We’ve very excited about how this year will see us offer even better CNC and software configurations and specialist hardware to go with…

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Triple your orders with StairDesigner!

Damien Juillat is a professional woodworker with huge resources of creativity. He’s also an enthusiastic user of our stair design software solution and regularly sends us videos presenting his various stair projects. He has kindly agreed that we can share this one with everyone at Wood Designer. (There’s a little bit of French text explanation,…

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Christmas woodwork videos, and a great marketing idea for 2019

A very Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate the festivities. If you don’t, we hope you’ve got some time off and wish you a peaceful and happy time with friends and family. For our last newsletter of 2018, we’ve got for you… How to expand your business with online sales New stair videos…

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How to set up Polyboard and OptiNest for Maestro import

scm maestro polyboard optinest integration

For SCM point to point CNC machines equipped with the CAM software Maestro, Polyboard can export XXL files that can be read directly with Maestro. However when using a nesting machine with OptiNest it is necessary to use a DXF file to run the CNC. Maestro can import any DXF file and with a little…

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