High-Performance CNC Routers and Large Scale Additive Manufacturing Machines

Thermwood Corporation began business in 1969 by coming up with a process to thermoform wood grain plastics. These molded components were primarily used in the furniture industry in the 1970s. The company jumped into the creation of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines when it began manufacturing CNC routers to work with non-ferrous materials such as wood, plastics, and composites. A few years ago, it entered the three-dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing sector and developed a full, large-scale additive manufacturing system that both prints and machines a product using a single piece of equipment.

Thermwood Corporation

Where Local Meets Global

Quabbin Wire and Cable Co is a local business operating in a global industry. The company was founded by President Paul Engel in 1975 using $15,000 of borrowed money. Initially, Paul, who has a background in computer systems engineering, spotted a need in the market for cable products. The company started out in Ware, Massachusetts and, despite enormous growth in an ever-changing industry, still calls the place home.

Quabbin Wire and Cable Co

Generating Results

The solar sector continues to generate results as installation costs drop and research and development into cheaper materials and manufacturing processes flourishes. Pundits predict a big spike in solar installations and capacity in five years. However, tariffs and other issues are currently posing challenges to the sector.

The Rise of Solar Energy

The Power of Fluids on Display

Anyone working in the field of power transmission, fluid control, and motion control would be wise to attend the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE), slated for March 10 to 14, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Staged only once every three years, the exposition is considered the premier fluid power industry event in North America.

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