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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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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Mach3, Mach4 and alternatives to LazyCam for furniture manufacture

Mach3 and Mach4 are PC based software solutions for generating the GCode to run your CNC machine. They are developed and supported by ArtSoft. Mach3 came first and targeted the hobby market. Mach4 comes in different levels, for the hobbyist again, up to the larger professsional workshop running their CNC day in, day out. LazyCam…

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Free Cabinet Design Program + Manufacturing Service

bar install Polyboard

This commercial project shows you how a professional workshop partnered with one of our Approved Suppliers to design with the free version of our cabinet design program Polyboard, then outsource cut and machining of the parts. These parts were delivered back flat packed completely ready for assembly. The project was run by Lee Ferris and the…

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Furniture designing resources and great CNC offer

We’ve got lots to tell you about this month, including our new partnership with Radecal Machines to offer you an affordable but very high quality CNC solution. Plus new discounted training services and a great case study showing you how well Polyboard, OptiNest and CNC can work for your business. Finally, more furniture designing resources…we’ll tell you how to slope the top of…

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Woodwork manufacturing case study: software, nesting and CNC integration done right

polyboard woodwork software project office fit out

We would like to introduce Dean Price from Tees Tech Joinery in the UK who earlier this year set up Polyboard and OptiNest with his company’s SCM CNC machines. Dean has outlined how his company processes the work they receive, and was also kind enough to talk about the Polyboard library set up service he…

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Furniture design case study: the move from traditional to high tech production

We would like to introduce Sylvain who has kindly written the following article about his business and how it has developed from traditional woodwork to embrace furniture design software and high tech manufacturing. Just take a look at some of the their projects below… *** Hello everyone, my name is Sylvain Roucher. I’m the owner…

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Carving a Wreathed Hand Rail on a CNC with Rotary Axis

One of the dying crafts that the modern world is slowly pushing to extinction is the  craft of building curved hand rails. Once considered one of the highest achievements of a professional joiner and stair builder the craft is actually practically forgotten. This is in large part due to the  modern-day  equation that time is…

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Using cabinet CNC software with your machine

Using cabinet CNC software with your machine

Last week I was visiting MTM Interiors in Welshpool. MTM is owned by Gareth Ellis who works with his son Tom and a few other lads. MTM makes mainly custom kitchens and fitted units. With a show room in the London area, Gareth has recently moved the workshop back to Welshpool to reduce over heads.…

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