Thermwood is introducing the Cut Ready 43, a CNC machine that has many of the features of the company’s Cut Center but at a lower price.
“Just like a Cut Center, it can help you quickly and easily create most products a cabinet shop would want to make without a CNC programmer,” the company said in a statement.
The Cut Ready 43 features ‘Artie’, or artificial intelligence.
“Artie has actually been hiding out behind the scenes in the Cut Ready control this whole time, but he has never made an appearance until now,” the company said. “He is the first A.I. dedicated to making your manufacturing life easier to handle, and today we flipped on his switch! While he is a CNC programmer and designer at heart, he also watches over your shoulder to make sure everything goes smoothly and efficiently.
“You tell him what you want and he creates a program to make it. Be it cabinets, doors, moldings or furniture, Artie will program it for you.
“These are not pre-programmed libraries. No part programs exist in the control until Artie creates them. He is already capable of programming tens of millions of unique products and is constantly learning how to make and do more and more new things. Artie is easy enough that virtually anyone can work with him with little or no training.
For more information go to: thermwood.com
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