Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CAD/CAM and CNC technology boost kitchen-maker’s productivity

M & M Kitchens of Queanbeyan says it has doubled its sales turnover in four years since fully embracing integrated CAD/CAM and CNC manufacturing processes.

The kitchen company installed Planit’s Cabnetware software ten years ago, enhancing its design processes.

According to the company, customers enjoy seeing how their kitchens will look, and Cabnetware’s computer generated drawings are easy to relate to. The drawings can also help clients refine their chosen design before beginning construction of the kitchen.

The company then decided to integrate its computer-aided designing with a CNC woodworking machine, using a Biesse Rover router and borer. The Cabnetware software controls the automated nesting process which cuts, routes and drills the kitchen parts quickly and accurately, minimising wasted material.

Engineered wholly and solely for the woodworking industry, Planit is a screen-to-machine software. It is integrated with the Planit CNC centre, providing a complete screen-to-machine solution which confirms all parts and part operations before sending data to the factory.

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