CNC Routers & Tooling
leader in technology,
can be exactly
adapted to meet your specific requirements.
Depending on requirements, the GEISS trimming
machines are available in any nominal size and different
versions. The smallest machine size provides the same
productivity and rigidity as the larger ones. The nominal
size is equal to the block size trimmed with 5-axis in all
machines. The machine size 2000 x 1000 mm is the most
built standard size.
GEISS customers can be assured that all programs are
interchangeable and compatible to enable transfer to
newer control systems among all machine sizes.
Areas of application include: thermoplastics; glass and
carbon fiber-reinforced composites; compression molded
parts of GMT and SMC; molded parts of foam; honeycomb
lightweight materials; pattern making foams in tool making
For more information, contact Michael J. Roche, Geiss
LLC, 42 Ozick Drive, Unit 6, Durham, CT 06422, 203-988-9426, E-mail: email@example.com, Web:
New Generation Router
CNC Machining Center designed to increase flexibility and
productivity when machining plastics and other advanced
materials. The X200 includes a number of new technologies
focused on improved edge finish and faster processing
It offers an exclusive, new “dynamic vacuum” that moves
with the router head and focuses full vacuum on the area
being machined providing unparalleled stability for faster
cutting speeds and smaller hard to hold parts.
The router has superior and exclusive safety guards to
protect your employees, there are no fences or photo cells
to restrict full access to the table. The CNC managed dust
shroud provides exceptional chip collection & cleaner
The dual working zones allows “pendulum machining”
for continuous machining without having to stop the
router to remove machined parts and the precision engineered
heavy duty base and moving gantry with dual drive
motors offer rapid movement and maximum stability.
The router is equipped with a powerful 19HP HSK 63
Electrospindle with on board tool changer.
SCM Group is a leading manufacturer of CNC Routers,
Machining Centers, Panel Saws, Sanders and other products
for the plastics market.
For more information, contact Phil Bryant, SCM North
America, 2475 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096, 404-759-3534, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.
3- & 5-Axis Machining Centers
in 1969, offers a
broad line of both
3- and 5-axis CNC
machining centers ideally
suited for the production, fabrication
and trimming of wood,
plastics, composites, non-ferrous
metals, composites and other
Some of these applications consist of nested-based
panel production, solid wood, roller holddown machines
for upholstery frames as well as the award-winning Cut
Ready Cut Center, which doesn’t require any programming.
Other applications range from machining patterns
and molds/plugs to trimming and machining production
products for industries like woodworking, automotive,
aerospace/aviation, foundry, boating and defense.
For more information, contact Duane Marrett,
Thermwood Corporation, 904 Buffaloville Rd., Dale, IN
47523, 800-533-6901, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.thermwood.com.
New Heavy Hitter Desktop
ShopBot Tools, one of the largest
makers of digital fabrication tools
in the U.S., has announced the
launch of the ShopBot Desktop
ATC, the newest
addition to their
desktop tool line.
The Desktop MAX
ATC has all of the same capabilities
of the popular Desktop MAX but has the additional
power and efficiency of an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC).
Like their other desktop tools, it utilizes a unique frame
and bed design (36”x 24” cutting area) which is completely
open underneath. There are two different deck
options: a universal vacuum hold down deck or an aluminum
deck, which can be partially or completely
removed for a wide variety of end-milling and edge work.
It also features a dual-motor gantry design, providing
impressive stability and precision.
An ATC reduces production time by quickly and robotically
changing cutters between tool paths,eliminating the
need to change and zero tools individually. “The MAX ATC
is a factory at your fingertips,” offers Ryan Patterson, one
of the Engineers on the team that developed the Desktop
MAX ATC. “It’s out of the crate ready to add to a production
line in any size shop and can be set up with a variety
of accessories for virtually any custom application.”
ShopBot's expanding array of CNC tools are used in
prototyping, full production cutting, carving, machining,
and milling in a variety of materials, including wood, MDF,
plastics, foams, and soft metals. The full line of tools from
ShopBot is oriented to be used for both standard and specialty
operations. ShopBot's CNC tools deliver professional
power and precision typically associated with more
expensive CNC tools.
The tool ships fully assembled and uses 110v household
power, it comes standard with a six position tool bank, 6:
ISO20 tool holders and 6: 1/4” collets. Customers will
need an air source to provide 4cfm @90PSI in order to
utilize the automatic tool changer. The MAX ATC ships
with ShopBot Control System software and comes bundled
with two powerful software programs to create CNC
projects. It also includes a simple, quick start set-up guide.
For more information, contact Jen Nix, ShopBot Tools,
Inc., 3333B Industrial Drive, Durham, NC 27704, 888-680-4466/919-680-4800, Fax: 919-680-4900, E-Mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.shopbottools.com.
New CNC Router
fully equipped with the best technology and tooling in the
industry and was made to meet any production needs.
Techno CNC System’s new Titan Series CNC router features
all steel construction, precision helical rack and pinion
drives on the X and Y axes, and ball screw on the Z
axis, and THK linear rails and bearings, with a 7 1/2"
gantry clearance, and an 11 1/2" Z-axis stroke, the router
is also equipped with a 4HP high frequency spindle (6,000
– 18,000 RPM), and a vacuum t-slot table work surface.
The precision machined steel framework provides a foundation
for the linear motion drive system, resulting in
superior accuracy and efficiency, thus translating to ultrasmooth
cut quality and edge finish. A user friendly, intuitive
handheld controller brings the router to life making
start up procedure and job set up a
quick and easy process.
For more information, contact
Techno CNC Systems, 29 Trade Zone
Drive, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, 631-648-7481, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.technocnc.com.
Since 2008, CAMaster has built high
performance CNC routers that are
designed to help shops increase production
and maximize efficiency.
Every CAMaster CNC router is
designed and built in the USA at the
CAMaster factory in Cartersville,
CAMaster’s flagship machine, the
Cobra Elite, is a robust, highly flexible
production machine that is ideal for
machining and trimming all types of plastics
including Acrylic, PVC, HDPE, ABS,
Lexan™, UMHW, PETG and many more.
With cut speeds of 1,500 IPM and
rapid traverse speeds of 2,500 IPM,
the Cobra Elite’s performance is what
truly separates it from the competition.
The router is sold directly
from CAMaster at almost half
the cost of similarly
and is by far one of
the best values in
the CNC Router
The Cobra Elite features multiple
table sizes ranging from 5’ x 5’ to 6’ x
12’ and is built with high versatility in mind
including: automatic tool changer, extended gantry
heights, vacuum tables, aggregate heads, knives, and
much more. The router comes standard with free lifetime
technical phone support, online diagnostics, and an industry-
best, two-year warranty. CAMaster also provides onsite
installation, training and ongoing service.
For more information, contact Cody Smith, CAMaster,
149 Wansley Drive, Cartersville, GA, 770-334-2448,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.camaster.com.
Tailored Router Solutions
AXYZ Routers offers a range of
meet almost any
AXYZ products are highly
productive, superior in cut quality, and affordable.
Focusing on innovative, customization and exceptional
service, AXYZ has a CNC machine for any project.
The Infinite is the most tailorable router, available in all
sizes. It is suitable for one-off, small batch production as
well as high volume and high productivity applications.
The Pacer Series is a powerful, heavy-duty router
option, aimed at plastic/metal fabricators and aerospace
applications that require extremely high tolerances.
The Trident CNC Knife Hybrid offers lightning fast knife
cutting and overwhelming routing capabilities to take on
broader projects. This router is extremely popular with signmaking,
print finishing applications and foam packaging.
The PANELBuilder is a hugely popular router in aluminum
composite and metal composite cladding, with its
very own powerful software package.
Their Z Series is the go-to router for the budget conscious
or first-time user. Ideal for school settings or hobbyist.
For more information, contact Greg Jenkins, AXYZ
Automation, Inc., 5330 South Service Road, Burlington,
ON, L7L 5L1, Canada, 800-361-3408/905-634-4940,
Fax: 905-634-4966, E-mail: email@example.com, Web:
is a world-class
all CNC and
manufacturers and integrators. PDS operates worldwide
service locations, providing better-than-new repairs (within
2 microns) on spindles for wet and dry material removal
precision machining applications. Since 1996, PDS’ factory
trained engineers and technicians have successfully
rebuilt and globally supported more than 36,000 spindles.
PDS stocks a myriad of collet and automatic tool change
spindles in varying power and size ranges as well as a full
array of spindle accessories including collets, tool holders,
measuring equipment, variable frequency drives, chillers
and more. PDS invented a useful new, patent-pending tool
for automatically achieving accurate stroke measurements
on HSK clamping sets, Digital Stroke Gauge.
PDS offers extensive engineering resources and commonly
enhances OEM spindle design for better product
life and finish quality.
From high-speed spindles for wood, plastics, non-ferrous
and metal cutting to arbors, aggregate, moulder and
tenoner spindles, PDS has the best solution for economical
repair, expert customer service and industry-leading
For more information, contact, Calvin Stiles, Precision
Drive Systems LLC, 4367 Dallas Cherryville Hwy.,
Bessemer City, NC 28016, 704-922-1206, Fax: 704-922-1217, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web:
New & Used CNC Routers
is a stocking
dealer of previously
1975, Plastimach has
quality used CNC routers and thermoforming equipment
to their customers. Most of their inventory can be inspected
at their New York or Chicago warehouses.
Their staff has over 75 years of experience in the CNC
routers/thermoforming industry, and they look forward to
discussing your particular application in order to suggest
the equipment that is right for you. They also reparent
major manufacturers of new CNC routers. Their database
of used machinery consists of prior sales and potential
customers which provides them the ability to accurately
locate or sell used machinery. They deliver fast, affordable
and accurate information necessary for you to decide
which method is best to sell or buy used equipment
They are now offering the New Patriot 4’ x 8’ and 5’
x10’ 3-axis CNC routers built in the USA which include
automatic tool changer and a 15" Z-axis.
For more information, contact Rob Rosen, Plastimach
Corp., 704 Executive Blvd., Valley Cottage, NY 10989,
800-394-1128/845-267-2985, Fax: 800-394-1128/845-267-2825, E-mail: email@example.com, Web:
New Tooling for Laminated Composites
Vortex Tool Company’s new Series 9800 tornado
compression tooling has been engineered
to excel in cutting laminated composite
materials. The router bit’s unique roughing
and finishing flute design yields clean finished-edge
quality while eliminating delamination of
Available in four sizes, Series 9800 tooling is
offered with or without CVD diamond coating
to increase tool life with highly abrasive substrates.
American owned and operated, Vortex Tool
Company, Inc. designs and manufactures a
wide variety of standard and custom high-performance
router and insert cutting tools for
the woodworking and plastics industries, and
provides re-tipping and sharpening services for all makes
For more information, contact Lucas Molepske, Vortex
Tool Company, 5605 East Jelinek Avenue, Schofield, WI
54476, 800-355-7708/715-355-7707, Fax: 715-355-7353 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.vortextool.com.
Coated CNC Router Bits
Amana Tool, a producer of industrial
quality carbide-tipped, solid carbide
and replacement carbide cutting
tools, recently introduced their
Spektra™ extreme tool life coated
CNC router bit line.
Their Spektra bits feature a nACo®
nanocomposite coating with an
Nano hardness and heat resistance.
With a brilliant distinctivelytinted
coloring, nACo provides additional
improvements in four critical
aspects of router tooling.
nACo coating is a micro-thin
ceramic coating which enables the
tool's cutting edge to retain crucial
sharpness and lubricity. This provides
longevity and produces cutting
results of the highest quality. The coating also prevents
high heat and oxidation, which is detrimental to cutting
tool performance. The multi-colored hues, while attractive,
will dissipate upon use and yet coating will remain
nACo offers approximately 4,500 Vickers for
impressive solid hardness on cutting areas of the tool,
for an increase up to 2.5 times the life compared to
The range of tools is aimed at use in the high production
wood and plastics industries. Featured are solid carbide
compression spirals for use on wood, wood veneer,
plywood, MDF and laminates. Also offered are solid carbide
“O’ flute tools for use on acrylic (Plexiglas® Lucite®)
and many other plastic materials. The tools are available
in a variety of sizes. The compression tools are also
offered in a 5-piece set.
For more information, contact Frank Misiti, Amana Tool,
120 Caro lyn Blvd., Farmingdale, NY 11735, 800-445-0077/631-752-1300, Fax: 631-752-1674, E-mail:
email@example.com, Web: www.amanatool.com.
Cutting & Milling Tools
Hufschmied offers a
range of tooling specifically
milling plastics. With
plastic materials it is
crucial to keep the
milling temperature as
low as possible. This
can be achieved with
tools from their
on your requirements
and your machinery,
the solution to your processing problem offers you a choice
of one, two or three-flute cutters.
Hufschmied tools are designed to minimize burr formation
and provide a quality edge finish at high feed rates
minimizing secondary operations.
When it comes to cutting thermoset the avoidance of
burr formation is critical to a high quality edge finish.
Their Universal-Line and Proto-Line are well suited for this
category of materials.
For the processing of PMMA, cast or extruded, the
Frasen Per Plex product range of single-fluted milling
cutters produce a mirror-like surface finish without the
need for additional polishing tools or any other polishing
action. When working acrylics, milling cutters and drills
need to produce
sharply defined cutting edges. For this approach,
Hufschmied supplies the FPE tool system with a singlestep
roughing and finishing cycle producing these very
sharply defined edges. For polycarbonate and PET their
Sharp-Line will provide a sooth finish with long tool life.
For more information, contact Erin Roche, Hufschmied
USA, 42 Ozark Drive, Unit 6, Durham CT 06422. 239-220-6602, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: