Thermwood Corp.

Thermwood offers both 3 and 5 Axis CNC Machining Centers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing systems ideally suited for plastics, composites and other advanced materials. Thermwood is a US company with distributors worldwide, and provides extensive training and ongoing service.

904 Buffaloville Rd.
PO Box 436
Dale, IN 47523 US


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LSAM - Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood's new Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system can perform both the “additive” and “subtractive” functions on the same machine.

High Performance 5 Axis CNC Machining Centers

Thermwood Corporation, located in Southern Indiana and established in 1969, offers both three & five axis CNC machining centers ideally suited for the production, fabrication & trimming of wood, plastics, non-ferrous metals, composites and other advanced materials.

As Seen In CompositesWorld

AFRL, Boeing, Thermwood partner to develop low-cost, autoclave-capable tooling
The project is using Thermwood’s vertical, large-scale 3D printer to build a carbon fiber-reinforced demonstrator tool for an aircraft fuselage skin.

Jason Susnjara, vice president of marketing, Thermwood, with tool 3d printed for Boeing

Thermwood’s vertical layer printing turns AM on its side
Vertical Layer Printing (VLP) 3D prints layers perpendicular to the floor, extending Z height to the length of the print bed — as long as 40 feet.

Ascent Aerospace invests in Thermwood LSAM machine
Ascent Aerospace to use large scale additive manufacturing to bring tooling solutions to market with significantly reduced lead times.

Plastics Unlimited part for John Deere using Tool-less Engineered Composite process

Combining plastics and composites for Class A parts without tools
Plastics Unlimited’s patented TEC process cuts secondary finishing and meets multiple demands for medium-volume parts.

Ingersoll large-format AM for aerospace tooling

Big additive machines tackle large molds
In commercial aerocomposites fabrication, molds reign supreme, but they are expensive. Large-format additive manufacturing systems are poised to make production-ready molds quickly and affordably.


IACMI to host training workshop with Composites One, Closed Mold Alliance
The workshop will be held at the Composite Prototyping Center on June 11-12, 2019.

composites tooling

Tooling technologies positioned for speed, control
Tooling is one of the most rapidly evolving segments of the composites industry, as new technologies and processes like 3D printing, OOA infusion, thermoplastic composites reshape how molds are made.

CFAM Printer by CEAD prints large composite parts with continuous fiber

Industrialized continuous fiber composite printing in Delft
CEAD offers large builds with speed, precision, low-cost extrusion and continuous fiber.

3D printing, additive manufacturing

Thermwood and Bell collaborate on 3D-printed helicopter blade mold
Thermwood employed its new 60-mm melt core technology to additively manufacture the autoclave-capable, carbon fiber-reinforced tool.

3D printing

TAHOE Boats' T16 uses 3D printed tooling from Thermwood
Thermwood’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system was utilized to custom-print the tool used to manufacture the boat’s hull.

additive manufacturing, 3D printing

Thermwood announces larger melt core for its LSAM systems
The higher output capability of the 60-mm melt core enables 3D printing of layers with 250 ft or more bead length with most polymers.

boatbuilding, marine, composite boat building materials

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2019)
NMMA’s top trends for 2018 include more accessible and versatile recreational watercraft for families, an increase in saltwater and freshwater fishing boat sales, and increased sales for cruisers. Electric propulsion and 3D-printed hulls and molds are also gaining momentum.

Boeing Thermwood 3D-printed tool using LSAM

Boeing and Thermwood
The Boeing Co. (Chicago, IL, US) and Thermwood Corp. (Dale, IN, US) have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X program.

3D printing; additive manufacturing

Thermwood and US Navy explore additive manufacturing for ships and ship systems
The validation program centered on printing an unclassified scale nose of a submarine using Thermwood’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system.

3D printing

Boeing partners with Thermwood on 3D printed tool for 777X
The tool was printed as a single piece from 20% carbon fiber reinforced ABS using the Vertical Layer Print system.

CAMX 2018 preview: Thermwood
Thermwood (Dale, IN, US) is featuring a mold fabricated using its new Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system, which can perform additive and subtractive manufacturing functions on the same machine.

Shocker Composites and R&M International develop inline recycling of carbon fiber

Sustainable, inline recycling of carbon fiber
Shocker Composites and R&M International are developing a supply chain for recycled CF with zero knockdown vs. virgin fiber, lower cost and, eventually, lengths delivering structural properties close to continuous fiber.

CAMX 2017: Highlights from the floor
3D printing and nanotechnology developments promise to cut time and cost in composite structures production while recycling and sustainability continue to grow in importance.

Thermwood 3D prints large boat hull pattern
Thermwood uses its LSAM additive manufacturing technology to fabricate a 3,000-lb/1,363-kg plug for a boat hull. The project proves the viability of additive manufacturing to help reduce marine composites fabrication costs.  

Tooling: 3D printing’s “killer app”
If 3D printing can be scaled to make tools for composite auto body panels ... it will be transformative

Thermwood LSAM 3D printer.

CAMX 2017 preview: Thermwood
Thermwood Corp. (Dale, IN, US) is exhibiting its line of 3- and 5-axis CNC routers as well as its new Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) systems. 

Product Categories of Thermwood Corp.

Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
    • CNC machining equipment (multiaxis)
    • Routers
  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing systems
    • 3-D printing
    • Fused deposition modeling
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design