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Thermwood will unveil redesigned Framebuilder 53 Series

Thermwood Corp., a U.S. manufacturer of CNC routers, announces a new high-performance, redesigned three-axis CNC machining center called the Framebuilder 53.

The series specifically developed for the machining of upholstery frames and other sheet goods that require rollers on each side of the spindle to hold various materials typically not held by vacuum while machining. The redesigned FB53 is now equipped with rack and pinion for both the X and Y axes, bigger drives, and a redesigned gantry that is stiffer while allowing more options. These changes represent over 110 percent increase in speed from the original, according to the company.

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The Framebuilder is a roller hold-down machine that uses four rollers to keep the material tight against the table while machining. This moving gantry/stationary table CNC Router has a full working envelope with various table sizes up to 20’ in length. The FB53 is designed using advanced 3D software utilizing Finite Element Analysis and is inspected and calibrated utilizing a precision 3D volumetric laser system. All major welds including the base and gantry are stress relieved to provide long term stability.

Standard configuration for the Framebuilder 53 is an 18-hp spindle, solid aluminum table and more. Also standard is Thermwood’s QCore Super Control which is a high performance, easy to use controller that includes a huge 1 terabyte hard disk for program storage and is enclosed in a dust protected, air-conditioned cabinet. Thermwood’s Virtual Service is included with this machine along with free lifetime phone/email support. Additional options for the FB53 include dual heads with programmable head spacing, automatic tool changers, automatic load/unload and much more.

For information, visit or AWFS booth No. 8216.

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