Thermwood Corp.

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

Thermwood's LSAM 1010 offers lower-cost, walled large-scale additive option

Thermwood's LSAM 1010 offers lower-cost, walled large-scale additive option
The LSAM 1010 uses the walls from the company’s larger LSAM systems with the gantry, control and sub-systems from the similarly-sized LSAM MT.

composite boat

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2020)
In the boatbuilding and marine markets, the increasing size and number of outboards per boat is driving the need for reduced weight in composite hulls and decks.

People in Composites: December 2019

People in Composites: December 2019
Boston Materials, Composites UK, Gougeon Brothers, Gurit, Nano Dimension, SAMPE, Shape and Thermwood announce new hires and retirees in the composites manufacturing industry.

Fixed-gantry options for large-scale additive manufacturing

Fixed-gantry options for large-scale additive manufacturing
Thermwood’s LSAM MT, the latest model of is large-scale additive manufacturing machine, features a single fixed gantry mounted over a moving table.

On the road with CompositesWorld

On the road with CompositesWorld
CW Senior Editor Scott Francis offers a recap of recent composites industries events including CAMX 2019 and SPE ACCE 2019. 

AFRL, Boeing, Thermwood partner to develop low-cost, autoclave-capable tooling

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 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.

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.

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