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Compact CNC Solution for Plastics

Stiles Machinery will offer a look at some of their world-class CNC solutions for plastic manufacturers of all sizes at this year’s International Woodworking Fair. Featured in Stiles’ booth, will be brand new modern machine designs and digital solutions from HOMAG. This will be the first time HOMAG’s newly designed machines will be available to the North American market since their recent launch at the HOLZ-HANDWERK fair in Nuremberg, Germany.

Included in HOMAG’s new line of CNC technology is the HOMAG CENTATEQ N-300 COMPACT router, featuring a new compact machine platform for plastic manufacturers who require the same power and efficiency they’ve come to expect from HOMAG’s world-class CNC technology, in a 30% smaller footprint. With graphic-based controls that minimize risk by allowing the operator to see the nested pattern before operation and automatic control of vacuum zones for smooth transition between workpiece sizes, the CENTATEQ N-300 COMPACT is your solution for achieving more with less.

For more information, contact Erik Delaney, Stiles Machinery Inc., 3965 44th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, 616-698-7500, Fax: 616-698-9411, E-mail:, Web: IWF Booth #5035/#5053

Over 20 Polyolefins

King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes – including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are made in the USA and sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine Industry (King StarBoard® brand), signage, food service, healthcare, architectural, industrial and other markets. King Plastic continues to raise the bar with new products, new production techniques and new standards of excellence.

“King Plastic celebrates its 50th Anniversary and would like to thank our customers for their continued support. At King Plastic, we are constantly challenging ourselves to develop innovative products that will positively impact the way our customers do business,” said Michael Fabbri, National Sales Manager. “Our product mix continues to offer new solutions to our customers around the world.”

King products include: King StarBoard® - the original marine-grade polymer sheet, also available in anti-skid and lightweight grades; King StarBoard® ST - the polymer building sheet that lasts a lifetime; King DuraStyle® - custom cabinet door program made with King StarBoard® ST; King MediGrade® - the antimicrobial polymer building sheet for healthcare applications; King ColorBoard® - the colorful environmentally stabilized polymer sheet; King ColorCore® - the multi-color engravable polymer sheet; King CuttingBoard® - the polymer sheet for food applications with advanced antimicrobial technology also available in lightweight and solid, color-coded polymer sheets; King PipeGrade® - a special black polyethylene material for the pipe industry; King Plasti-Bal® - a heavy duty, waterproof and graffiti resistant polymer sheet; King Plasti-Shield®, a borated polyethylene neutron shielding sheet; and King Hy-Pact® - the super tough industrial polymer sheet. Commodity products include: King KPC ABS, King ABS-FR, King KPC HDPE, King KPC LDPE, and King KPC Polypropylene.

In addition, many of King Plastic Corporation’s products can be upgraded to King MicroShield® with an advanced antimicrobial technology for protecting the product surface against stain and odor causing bacteria, algae and fungi. An upgrade to King FlameShield will improve the material’s overall physical properties to be more resistant to burning under flammable conditions with ASTM E-84 Class A or Class B flame or smoke compliance and CAN/ULC S2012 for Canadian compliance.

For more information, contact Michael Fabbri, King Plastic Corporation, 1100 N. Toledo Blade Blvd., North Port, FL 34288, Phone: 941-493-5502, Fax: 941-497-3274,, IWF Booth #2318

3- & 5-Axi Machining Centers

Thermwood Corporation, located in Southern Indiana and established in 1969, offers both 3- and 5-axis CNC machining centers ideally suited for the production, fabrication & trimming of wood, plastics, non-ferrous metals, composites and other advanced materials. Some of these applications consist of nested-based panel production, solid wood, roller hold-down machines for upholstery frames as well as their award winning Cut Ready Cut Center, which doesn’t require any programming. Other applications range from machining patterns and molds/plugs to trimming & machining production products for various industries such as woodworking, automotive, aerospace/aviation and defense industries. Thermwood has also developed a new product for the Additive Manufacturing industry. Their new Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system uses reinforced thermoplastic composite materials for producing industrial tooling, molds, patterns, masters, plugs and fixtures for various industries and can perform both the “additive” and “subtractive” functions on the same machine.

Thermwood is a U.S. based company with dealers and distributors worldwide. In addition to machine manufacturing and software development, Thermwood has a technical service organization that provides support, machine installation, training, retrofits, custom programming and production assistance.

For more information, contact Jason Susnjara, Thermwood Corporation, 904 Buffaloville Rd., Dale, IN 47523, 800-533-6901/812-937-4476, Fax: 812-937-2956, E-mail:, Web: IWF Booth #6735

Complete Router Tooling Line for Plastics

Vortex Tool Company, Inc. offers a complete selection of router tooling dedicated to the plastics industry with hundreds of standard tool designs in stock and ready for immediate shipment. All plastics tooling feature polished flutes and come in a wide range of tool geometries for various grades and styles of plastics routing. Vortex continuously tests bits in-house for both customers and plastics manufacturers to ensure its tooling meets the needs of the ever-changing marketplace.

Ideal for plastics, new Series 9000 & 9100 Three-Flute Low Helix Roughing Tools are designed for high-feed rates on CNC routers. Series 9000 roughing tools run quieter and leave less of a “rippled” edge.

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 more information, contact Mike Serwa, Vortex Tool Company, 5605 East Jelinek Avenue, Schofield, WI 54476, 800-355-7708/715-355-7707, Fax: 715-355-7353, E-mail:, Web: IWF Booth #4434

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 extreme Nano hardness and heat resistance. With a brilliant distinctively-tinted 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 fully effective.

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 uncoated bits.

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 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale, NY 11735, 800-445-0077/631-752-1300, Fax: 631-752-1674, E-mail:, Web: IWF Booth #4752

CNC Cutting Solutions

Since 2008, CAMaster has offered high-quality, affordable, American-made CNC cutting solutions designed to help shops increase production and be more efficient. Based in Cartersville, Georgia, CAMaster manufactures fully integrated CNC routers for a wide range of applications and budgets, with competitive pricing and unparalleled support. Each CAMaster CNC router is built to exact standards and comes with one of the industry’s best after-sale support programs.

CAMaster’s new Cobra Elite is an American-made CNC router that's built for cutting wood, composites, plastics, foam, and non-ferrous metals.

Proudly made in the USA, the Cobra Elite is a combination of precision engineering, industrial performance and unbeatable value. It is backed by an industry-best two-year warranty and CAMaster’s reputation for outstanding quality and customer support. Sold directly from CAMaster at almost half the cost of similar configured competitor models, the Cobra Elite is one of the best values on the CNC router market today.

CAMaster designed the Cobra Elite Series with high versatility in mind including: automatic tool changer, extended gantry heights, drill banks, vacuum tables, vacuum pod systems, aggregate heads, knives and much more. The Cobra Elite also comes standard with free lifetime technical phone support and online diagnostics.

For more information, contact Cody Smith, CAMaster, 149 Wansley Drive, Cartersville, GA, 770-334-2448, Email:, Web: IWF Booth #7713

High-Speed Spindles

Precision Drive Systems (PDS) is a world-class repair center, manufacturer and distributor of high-speed spindles proudly serving all CNC and robotic end-users, machinery manufacturers and integrators. PDS has full-scale diagnostic, machining and repair facilities located In North Carolina and Germany to help manufactures dominate downtime. 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. Many of these products are available on the company’s secure online store. PDS created a useful new tool for automatically achieving accurate stroke measurements on HSK clamping sets, the patent pending, Digital Stroke Gauge.

PDS offers extensive engineering resources and commonly enhance 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 turnaround time. PDS is a one-stop shop when it comes to all things material removal.

For more information, contact Calvin Stiles, Precision Drive Systems (PDS), 4367 Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Bessemer City, NC 28016, 704-922-1206 Ext 108, E-mail:, Web: IWF Booth #4228

Heavy-Duty CNC Router

AXYZ International, a Canadian-based CNC router manufacturer, will be exhibiting at the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) tradeshow in August, 2018. Taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, the IWF is one of the top woodworking trade shows in the country, drawing visitors from around the world to see some of the biggest names in the woodworking and plastic cutting and fabricating industries.

On display at AXYZ International’s booth will be the Optimus Series CNC router, a heavy-duty machine that excels in cabinetry, furniture fabrication, general woodworking and plastic fabricating. The robust construction of the Optimus is made possible by a steel base and gantry that eliminates vibration, ensuring optimal cut quality. The Optimus comes standard with a twin head dust extraction chamber, helical rack and pinion drive system, and A2MC machine controller that makes for intelligent and intuitive motion control.

AXYZ International is a leading global manufacturer of CNC routers, waterjets, and knife cutting systems. All AXYZ routers are designed and built in Burlington, Ontario, and are utilized in a wide array of industries including plastic fabrication, sign making, digital finishing, woodworking, aluminum composites, and many more.

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:, Web: or IWF Booth #8329

Complete Solutions for Plastic Fabricators

SCM Advanced Materials Division will be featuring a variety of machinery for plastic fabricators in their booth at the upcoming IWF Show in Atlanta, GA. The Gabbiani G2 115 Panel Saw offers a wide range of features including a 4.5” blade projection for cutting thicker more difficult materials. It is equipped with a heavy duty 24hp main motor with climb cutting capability for very thin materials, and full cutting table support to deliver accurate, chip free cutting with excellent edge quality on a full range of plastic products.

SCM will also feature three different CNC Routers for machining plastics. The Accord 40 FX 5 Axis CNC Router, the Morbidelli N100 CNC router will be on display and machining parts out of plastics and other advanced materials. The Morbidelli M600F CNC Cell with automatic loading and unloading and robotic assistance will also be on demonstration. A variety of planers and sanders including the DMC Eurosystem Wide Belt Sander will also be on display for calibrating panel thickness.

For more information, contact Phil Bryant, SCM Group, 2475 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096, 404-759-3534, E-mail:, Web: IWF Booth #6753/6953/7121/7153

New Vertical Panel Saw

Colonial Saw, Inc., U.S. distributor of market-leading Striebig vertical panel saws, recently announced a new model coming to the U.S. market in 2018. The new Striebig Standard S model adds another level to their universal vertical sawing technology with integrated new elements and retained proven benefits. Chief among them, the Standard S will incorporate scoring as a standard feature and sport a sleek new operator control panel.

“Striebig has offered the industry workhorse Standard model for decades, delivering value and durability,” said David Bull, Colonial Saw Striebig product manager. “Now with true split-blade scoring included, the enhanced Standard S will help operators achieve a clean cut on both sides and extended main blade life.”

The saw unit and control box of the Standard S deliver both functionality and ergonomics through a new comfort premium package that incorporates four popular features straight from the factory: automatic pneumatic locking support rollers; Y-axis digital measuring system; pneumatic saw head locking with motorized fine adjustment to within 0.005” of inch; and laser light horizontal cut indicator. There are more than 20 additional options and accessories such as a wooden support wall and X-axis digital measuring system.

“We’re very excited about this new opportunity,” Bull added. “It builds on Striebig’s six decades of sawing technology and delivers the perfect edges and precise dimensions that users have come to expect of every Striebig saw.”

For more information, contact David Bull, Colonial Saw, Inc., P.O. Box A, Kingston, MA 02364, 781-585-4364 x204, E-mail:, Web: IWF Booth #6569

Enclosed Routing Center

C.R. Onsrud, an American manufacturer of CNC routers, will unveil the new Qube® Series CNC machine at IWF 2018. Live demonstrations will be held daily.

The Qube® Series offers a fully enclosed, large work envelope with chip collection and 5-axis machining capability for plastic trimming, non-ferrous metals, composites, and wood. Ideal for accurate and fast machining of components and parts in the plastics fabrication, trimming and machining in aerospace, automotive, marine, value added, and molding sectors. A large working format of 5’x12’ and 41” Z clearance, full enclosure, 12hp - 15hp high speed spindle, and Fanuc 31i control, provide flexibility, containment, and reliability demanded in today’s market, matched with dependable parts and service expected from a CNC machine made in the U.S.

For more information, contact C.R. Onsrud Inc., 120 Technology Drive, Troutman, NC 28166, 704-508-7000, E-mail:, Web: IWF Booth #4813

Innovations for Plastics

Biesse’s theme for IWF is automation which represents technological innovations developed by Biesse to create new business models based on automated and interconnected production.

With over 27,000 sq. ft., the largest booth at IWF, Biesse will demonstrate cutting edge technology for manufacturing panels, solid wood, plastics, composites and advanced materials, along with new software modules.

From preventative maintenance to predictive maintenance, Biesse’s goal is to not only be a technological leader in machine technology but also in services. With SOPHIA, Biesse’s new IoT and PARTS platform, they have brought their machines to an elevated level. They also invite you to visit their dedicated SOPHIA demonstration area.

For more information, contact Gerri Yarbrough, Biesse America, 4110 Meadow Oak Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208, 704-357-3131, Fax: 704-357-3130, E-mail:, Web: IWF Booth #7553

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