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by Ken Susnjara
Tue, Nov 13 2007, 6:24PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: KCDw and Thermwood
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

I believe that this will work with any Thermwood control that has control nesting. I am not sure whether you need an update or not. Perhaps one of the software guys could chime in. Also, I believe that this interface will be a separate product from KCDw. You need to check with them for details. You ...
by Ken Susnjara
Tue, Nov 13 2007, 9:04AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: KCDw and Thermwood
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

This development and the connections with all other software are intended to offer some new tools. Allowing all software to work easily with our machines should give us an added advantage in the market. Today, software companies spend an inordinate amount of time and effort trying to make their syst...
by Ken Susnjara
Mon, Nov 12 2007, 2:55PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: KCDw and Thermwood
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

KCDw and Thermwood

You will all be getting this email shortly but I though you might like a sneak preview. Good News for KCDw Users I know a lot of eCabinet Systems users also use KCDw and since the Las Vegas show we have been working with KCDw to develop a “Job Level” interface between their software and Thermwood CN...
by Ken Susnjara
Tue, Oct 16 2007, 8:32AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: E-cabs versus.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2500

For those using Microvellum you might be interested in knowing that we have been working with them to develop a job level interface between their software and Thermwood CNC routers. One of the big advantages of the eCabient Systems/Thermwood combination is the ease of transferring a job to the machi...
by Ken Susnjara
Sat, Jul 28 2007, 9:02AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Features and dates for Version 6?
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

To clarify, we already operate at the job level when sending jobs from eCabinet Systems to the Thermwood CNC. eCabinet Systems sends a single job file not a bunch of individual CNC files. We work at the design level when we import DXF files. DXF is a design file and it is sent directly to the contro...
by Ken Susnjara
Thu, Jul 26 2007, 10:18AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Features and dates for Version 6?
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

As for system requirements, we have been trying to reduce basic requirements and get better performance from minimal systems. In doing this, however, we do not want to reduce capability. You should already be starting to see some performance improvements and we will continue working on this but, it ...
by Ken Susnjara
Thu, Jul 26 2007, 10:12AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Features and dates for Version 6?
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

We have been using the job level link since the beginning of eCabinet Systems so 91000 users are not negatively affected. These systems should also be able to run any new links that are developed although it may require a software update. As new features are added, you may want to update your system...
by Ken Susnjara
Thu, Jul 26 2007, 8:43AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Features and dates for Version 6?
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

Actually, Version 5.2 is coming before Version 6. Our primary goal has been to combine and simplify. In 5.2, the custom layout area will be redone. The three separate areas (walls, cabinets and overall view) will be combined into a single layout area that we hope will be a lot easier to use. Another...
by Ken Susnjara
Tue, Jul 24 2007, 2:07PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New Machine from Thermwood
Replies: 21
Views: 2690

Mike, the company you referred to uses the machine to make prosthetic limbs. The particular program you saw run was a test program to make sure the software machine combination could do everything they might ever want. The rotary axis we used on that project is not the standard rotary playback axis ...
by Ken Susnjara
Thu, Jul 12 2007, 10:45AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New Machine from Thermwood
Replies: 21
Views: 2690

Three axis works for regular turning but not carving. The servo drive can operate continuously like a lathe spindle, in fact we use that set-up on the metal lathe in our plant. We are planning an interface where turned parts can be designed in eCabinet Systems and the run on the rotary playback in a...
by Ken Susnjara
Thu, Jul 12 2007, 9:05AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New Machine from Thermwood
Replies: 21
Views: 2690

We’ve looked at a CNC lathe but because you need a control, servo drives and four axes of motion it would not be much less cost than a CNC router. We also looked at sharing the control between a CNC router and a carving lathe but the cost was still too high in our opinion. We believe the most practi...
by Ken Susnjara
Thu, Jul 12 2007, 8:09AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New Machine from Thermwood
Replies: 21
Views: 2690

I am not sure I understand your question about the rotary playback. The rotary playback axis is a rotary axis that looks like a lathe which mounts to the table of a CNC router. This axis then rotates the part as the machine cuts and carves it. It's great for carved posts and legs. It cannot be used ...
by Ken Susnjara
Wed, Jul 11 2007, 9:26AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New Machine from Thermwood
Replies: 21
Views: 2690

Whenever we quote a table size it means that that is the physical size of the worktable. The actual envalope of the machine is larger to allow trimming around the entire edge of a 4'x8' sheet and also allowing the head to move far enough off the back of the table to reach the tool change tool holders.
by Ken Susnjara
Tue, Jul 10 2007, 9:10AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New Machine from Thermwood
Replies: 21
Views: 2690

Thanks for the kind words Gary, but I must disagree with one of the statements you made. You said that small cabinet shops don’t need the robustness or accuracy, only a lower price. We have learned over many years of experimenting and experience that you really DO need both robustness and accuracy. ...
by Ken Susnjara
Mon, Jul 09 2007, 12:04PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New Machine from Thermwood
Replies: 21
Views: 2690

New Machine from Thermwood

I thought I would give our forum Members a heads up. You will be receiving an email today announcing a new lower cost CNC router, the CabinetShop 41. It has a 4’x 8’ fixed table, a moving gantry with a 10 HP, 24,000 RPM spindle and a full function Gen2 SuperControl which gives you all the new featur...

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