Deliver quality shop fitouts and invest in the industry’s future with CNC woodworking tool solutions.
Explore New Materials & Processes With CNC Tooling
Fitting out large commercial spaces requires tools that can handle large volumes without compromising on quality. Your customers expect fitouts that represent who they are as a business, so the pressure is on to deliver fine finishes and striking design features.
CNC manufacturing is leading the way forward for shopfitters, making it easier to cut, profile, mill and shape everything from standard cabinetry to detailed feature panels and custom decorative pieces. The custom CNC tools offered by Panel Tools can help your business improve its processes and explore the possibilities offered by new materials. With tooling to suit 3 axis and 5 axis CNC woodworking machines, we connect businesses with innovative tools for use with timber, plastics, foams, laminates and aluminium. Carbide tips and diamond coatings ensure our tools last longer, producing greater detail and surfaces that require less hand finishing.
Deliver Quality Fit Outs With Our Custom CNC Tooling
When jointing, we are trying to achieve a perfectly flat and square cut along the full side of the component. Usually a large surface area of material needs to be planed, and a moderate to high level finish is required. If there is enough clearance, this is generally where we will recommend a spiral or helical cutter.
Engraving is a common process for sign-makers and can be applied into all sorts of different materials. The standard of quality required is very high and different shapes or lettering require a tailored approach.
Foams have a wide range of applications from prosthetics and camera cases through to wall panelling for office fit outs and flooring on sea crafts. Foams must be treated differently to timber or harder plastics regarding tooling and working parameters. Soft foams are highly susceptible to tear out and melting. Some foams can be machined effectively with spiral cutters, whilst others require oscillating or drag knives for effective cutting. Router bits used on foam are designed to shear the material very delicately and have polished flutes to allow the chips to glide over the tool with minimal friction.
Solid Surface and Laminates
Solid Surface’s such as Corian or HPL are a popular alternative to stone for countertops due to their strength and resistance to the elements. It’s density and hardness makes it somewhat abrasive to machine. Fortunately, there is a solution, hard laminates and plastics are effectively machined by a combination of roughing tools and diamond tooling, depending on the application.
Sign-makers are at the forefront of working with new, niche and advanced specialty materials. Their projects are highly detailed and they demand high quality finishes as their work is often the show-piece of a fitout.
For most sign-makers, no job is the same and they need to be dynamic to keep up with the latest trends. They need a tooling partner which can offer both a quick and effective tooling solution at the early stages of prototyping and a repeatable and efficient tooling solution for high volume batches.
At Panel Tools we can work with you on a project by project basis and to ensure that you have an arsenal of tools that will cover a vast range of materials that you encounter on a daily basis.
Find the Tools You Need
Panel Tools supplies a range of CNC tooling and custom solutions designed to push the limits of your equipment and drive the industry forward with innovative processes.
A common sight in the woodworking industry, 3 axis and 5 axis CNC machines have revolutionised timber manufacturing, and our CNC tooling delivers more processing versatility than ever before.
Unlocking the potential of your CNC processes means exploring new and varied materials. Our range of CNC tooling can be designed to work with everything from chipboard to composites and more.
Keep up with our latest news, industry insights and updates about what our team has been working on.