Thermwood Corp.

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


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.  These 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 is deeply involved in CNC technology and development, incorporating a high level of smart control technology in its products.

A Message from Thermwood Corp.

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.

As Seen In CompositesWorld

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. 

Techmer PM collaborates with industry partners on 3D-printed tooling technology
Techmer PM custom formulated high-temperature polymer materials with carbon fiber that ORNL used to 3D-print the tools.

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.

Thermwood, Navy’s FRC East sign cooperative agreement
The two-year, joint technology development effort will center on Thermwood’s emerging Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) technology.

Thermwood successfully tests composite thermoplastic print head on LSAM
At a print rate of 500 lbs/hr, the company says its newest and largest print head, the PH50, is more than three times faster than its current PH15 print head.

Thermwood developing large-scale additive manufacturing system
The large-format additive manufacturing machine will produce near net shape parts up to 10 by 10 by 5 ft and provide post-process machining and trimming functions as well.

CAMX 2015 preview: Thermwood
Thermwood Corp. (Dale, IN, US), a manufacturer of 3- and 5-axis CNC routers, will emphasize its new program to develop a 3D additive manufacturing system capable of making large carbon graphite-reinforced composite thermoplastic components.

Additive manufacturing: Can you print a car?
Collaborative demonstration dispels doubt about 3D printing’s disruptive potential for direct-to-digital manufacturing of just about anything BIG.

Large, 3-D part machining center
At JEC Europe 2014, Thermwood (Dale, Ind.) featured its Model 77 5-axis CNC machining center for large-scale composites applications.

3-D CNC-machining center
Thermwood featured its Model 77 5-axis CNC machining center for large aerospace composites applications.

Large-composite machining center
Thermwood introduces its Model 77 CNC machining center.

Product Categories of Thermwood Corp.

3-D printing
CAD/CAM/CAE design
CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
CNC machining equipment (multiaxis)
Fused deposition modeling