A beautiful natural material, joiners often combine solid timber with CNC machining to produce intricate components.
Solid Timber Manufacturing
Timber remains one of the world’s most beautiful natural resources. It’s a material that often finds its way into architecture, design and fitouts, making it a popular choice for joiners, shopfitters, sign makers and cabinet makers. Through CNC machining, solid timber becomes more malleable than ever, and many workshops now use 5 axis CNC machines to add further value to their work and to shape the future of the industry.
Producing valuable components with complex and high quality finishes requires the use of specialised tooling. Panel Tools offers a range of tools suited to joiners who manufacture solid timber components using 3 axis and 5 axis CNC machines. Our range of products is supported by a custom tooling service that allows clients to design tooling for specific projects and manufacturing processes. Working with your team, Panel Tools can design, specify and supply custom CNC tools that unlock the full potential of your equipment and provide more flexible manufacturing than ever.
Raise The Bar On Quality With Our Custom CNC Tooling
When producing profiles on the CNC there are three main objectives: consistency, efficiency, and a high-quality end-product. Depending on the profile and the capabilities of the machine, Panel Tools can offer tailored solutions in solid carbide, braised tip, replaceable tip and diamond to work towards each of these objectives. A focus for improving the efficiency of profiling operations is to combine and eliminate processes, this can be achieved by doing multiple elements of the profile with a single pass or a single tool. Stacked tooling systems are one example of this.
Morticing and Tenoning
Producing mortices and tenons is a common process across all types of joinery. Whether it be in cabinetry, door locks or furniture, mortice and tenons come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some mortices can be narrow and deep requiring specialty pocketing tools. Tenons may require steps and chamfers, these details can be factored into the design of the tool to be produced in a single pass.
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.
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.
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