Kitchen manufacture 4 times faster with a CNC

cnc kitchen design with polyboard

Let’s start with the title of this article then. The kitchen project we’re highlighting here took 2 days instead of the normal 8. That’s 4 times faster than previously. From design to assembly using an integrated CNC and software solution. Here’s a summary of each stage of production: 1. Design in Polyboard Parametric design of…

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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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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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