High Performance 5-Axis CNC for Thermoforming
Thermwood Corporation’s Model
90, 5-Axis CNC Router brings
and reliability to a
new level. This new
CNC router is built
in the USA, at
Southern Indiana factory,
utilizing an innovative new, highly efficient manufacturing
approach which results in a superior structure coupled
with enhanced use of materials.
The M90 features multiple table sizes ranging from a
single 60” x 60” moving table to 72” x 144” dual tables
for maximum production, continuous C-axis, their
Patented Impact Resistant Head which eliminates the
need to re-align the head after a crash and much more.
The M90 offers high acceleration/high performance
motions in both positioning and cutting. This high performance
solution also includes Thermwood’s powerful
QCore Super Control and superior features like fully stress
relieved weldments, high-end Siemens drives throughout,
THK rails, three-dimensional volumetric position compensation
and many other quality features seldom, if ever,
found at this price point.
The M90 is a robust, highly flexible production system
capable of operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Thermwood is a U.S. company with distributors worldwide
and provides extensive and complete support, installation,
training and ongoing service.
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: email@example.com, Web: www.thermwood.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web:
C64S is 100%
With a 72” x 48”
size, the single
is equipped with
variable speed programmable platens (32” stroke top/27”
stroke bottom), quartz upper and quartz lower ovens and
an electric sheet car index. Additional features include
Allen Bradley PLC controls, adjustable clamp frames, 46
independent oven zones (23 zones per oven half), infrared
pyrometer in the upper oven, safety/sag eye in the lower
oven, air and vacuum memory positioning valves, oversized
vacuum tank, high velocity cooling fans and an air
conditioned electrical enclosure.
MAAC Machinery is the world’s largest thermoforming
machinery manufacturer focusing exclusively on cut-sheet
thermoforming applications. They design and manufacture
the highest quality shuttle and rotary thermoforming
machines specializing in vacuum forming, pressure forming,
twin sheet forming and a wide variety of automotive
OEM and custom thermoforming applications.
MAAC also offer trade-in deals for your out of date
equipment so you can benefit and enjoy the latest technological
advancements a MAAC machine has to offer.
For more information, contact Paul Alongi, MAAC
Machinery, 590 Tower Blvd., Carol Stream, IL 60188,
630-665-1700, Fax: 630-665-7799, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.maacmachinery.com.
Adjustable Clamp Frames
Suppliers (TPS) has
improved their highly
Frame System for
use in Cut Sheet
Their newest clamp
frames are constructed
steel cylinders that are more than an inch shorter than
their QC2010 cylinders with the same stroke. Their
frames are adjustable from 6” on up to your maximum
frame size with no loss of forming size on your current
A simple turn of a handle allows the operator to unlock
the clamping bars and slide them into position around the
mold. Pull a pin and the short bars flip up, disconnect the
quick connect air lines, turn a knob, and slide the short
sections into position. Changing your clamp frames has
never been quicker or easier.
The 2017 Quick Change system utilizes TPS’ original
heavy-duty aluminum clamp frame extrusions connected
to a readily available 1" x 3" 8020 profile system providing
a smaller profile and an air manifold for supplying air
to the long frames. Adjustable sections slide back and
forth with a hardened steel T bracket on steel angle allowing
The clamp frames are available with optional high temperature
cylinders rated up to 575°F. TPS offers over
20,000 parts for your thermoforming needs.
For more information, contact Brad Moore, TPS LLC, 3818 Terry Diane, Beaverton, MI 48612, 800-722-2997
/989-435-3800, Fax: 989-435-3825, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.thermoformerparts.com.
New Sheet Supplier
MP3 SRL, a leading
extruder, made its
debut in the US
market as an
sponsor at the
SPE Thermo form -
annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 9-
11, 2019. Its recently opened subsidiary, MP3 USA, wIll
be marketing ABS and ABS/PMMA sheet, as well as HIPS
roll stock produced at MP3 SRL’s 900,000 sq. ft state-of
the-art facility in Bazzano near Bologna, Italy.
MP3 SRL has an overall capacity of 66 MM lbs. in sheet
for heavy gauge thermoforming applications, and 100
MM lbs. in thing gauge roll-stock, and continues to invest
in manufacturing technology and production capacity to
serve its customers most demanding needs in over 40
Known worldwide for its high quality and responsiveness
to customers requirements, MP3 SRL seeks to position
itself in the US market as a supplier of choice in the
heavy gauge sheet business, with a particular focus on
high aesthetic applications, where surface finish is critical.
Thanks to its experienced and dedicated workforce, it’s
advanced manufacturing technology and quality-control,
and long-established relationships with the world’s best
suppliers of PS, ABS, ASA and PMMA a residents, MP3
SRL can offer the highest quality sheet at competitive
For more information, contact Alex Perri, MPS USA Inc., 825 Winsham Dr., Columbia, SC 29229, 803-477-3243,
E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.ilpamps.com/en.
New & Used
Thermoformers & Routers
PlastiMach is a
in new and
Plastimach is an excellent source for buying and selling late
model equipment nationwide. Their experience as a buyer
and seller of used equipment provides us the ability to
understand the used marketplace on a day- to-day basis.
They realize that a machine’s value is dependent upon
many variables, which are critical to ensure that the
equipment can be sold or purchased at the right
price. Allow us the opportunity to provide the right
machine for your application. if you’re looking to sell a
machine they can assist you in selling that obsolete asset.
For more information, contact Jerry Hammerman,
PlastiMach Corp., 704 Executive Blvd., Valley Cottage, NY
10989, 800-394-1128/845-267-2985, Fax: 800-394-
1128/845-267-2825, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
New Tooling for Softer
The new Series 9900 Double Edge “O” Flute
Upcut Spiral tooling from Vortex Tool
Company is ideal for increased finishes on
softer plastics such as HDPE, ABS, UHMW,
solid surface, polycarbonate and similar
materials. With improved geometry including
a slightly higher helix, the Series 9900
has better chip evacuation in thicker materials
and the polished flute reduces drag
allowing for a deeper depth per pass. Seven
sizes are available to meet a wide range of
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
For more information, contact Mike Serwa,
Vortex Tool Company, 5605 East Jelinek Ave.,
Schofield, WI 54476, 800-355-7708/715-
355-7707, Fax: 715-355-7353 E-mail:
email@example.com, Web: www.vortextool.com.
Cutting & Milling Tools
Hufschmied offers a range of tooling specifically designed
for 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 Universal-Line and Sharp-
Line. Depending 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.
acrylics, milling cutters
and drills need to
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:
Amana Tool, a
solid carbide and
extreme tool life
router bit line.
bits feature a
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
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.