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Forum topic by acecode posted 05-29-2016 03:45 AM 700 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2016 03:45 AM

hello, hope everyone is having a good , sorry in advance English is not my native language.
well im intersted in woodwork especially with cnc router, i want to work with mdf or hdf here is some samples

i need some recommendation for the types of machinery that i will need to make this kind of furniture
thnx in advance i appreciate any help

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#1 posted 05-29-2016 05:23 AM

If the MDF & HDF are unfinished then you will need to coat or laminate the surfaces. The photographic samples you show are frameless and most likely based on a 32mm system. Read about and investigate the 32mm system to better understand how to produce what you are showing in the photographs.

To keep it simple and inexpensive when starting out a tablesaw and cordless drill will get you going. The edges can be covered with self adhesive edge banding material.

Manufacturing can use a CNC router, CNC Saw, or CNC Laser but now you are talking about mass production. If that is what you wish to do then you need to visit with an industrial machinery distributor(s).

If your goal is just to have and work with a CNC machine then you may look for work at various woodworking companies where your CNC operation would create added value to that companies product. The CNC machinery part is only the beginning as you have to learn about material, tooling, feeds and speeds, and learning how to use 2d and/or 3d software.

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#2 posted 08-17-2016 01:08 PM

You can use CNC mills for this work. CNC mills operate in torque. CNC mills are rigid and massive so you can use it for wood cutting as well as metal cutting in metal printing process.

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#3 posted 08-17-2016 06:58 PM

FDM is the trade magazine for that industry. I would request a subscription. It will not only show advertisements for the required machinery, but also articles reviewing the machines, materials and marketing practices.

You will also find wholesale sources for plywood, banding, hardware, etc.

I see that FDM has merged with a cabinet making magazine and is now called FDM+C.

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#4 posted 08-18-2016 01:36 PM

I would suggest you need a table saw and/or track saw or both to cut materials down to size.
An edge banding machine is nice too, but maybe too expensive to start with.
You will also need some way to apply the veneers such as a vaccuum press.

Materials like MDF are very toxic to the lungs so you need a good respirator and plenty of ventilation in your shop.

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