Thermwood Corporation was established in 1969 as a plastic molder of wood grained parts for the furniture industry, hence the name “Thermwood”. From the beginning Thermwood incorporated a high level of technology in its business.
Thermwood developed the first commercial CNC machine tool control and used it to build machinery to trim our plastic parts. Thermwood began selling this trim equipment for plastics and woodworking applications and the CNC router was born. Thermwood is currently the oldest CNC router company and continues to offer products for the woodworking, plastics, composites, medical, military/defense, and aerospace industries. We are deeply involved in CNC technology and technology development, incorporating a high level of next generation control technology in our products.
We remain the only major CNC router company in the world that designs and builds its own high-end CNC control and have more patents on CNC router technology than all other CNC router manufacturers combined. Thermwood’s control has become a world-wide standard in certain aerospace and defense applications. We have been the industry leader for the last 40 years, and look forward to continuing our legacy of innovation for the next 40 years and beyond.