CNC Machining Service

Further to supply of all wood based sheet materials, Peter Benson (Plywood) limited offer a full fabrication service.

For the last fifteen years we have been able to provide a full cutting (cut to size) and CNC Routing Service (Computer Numerically Controlled) all from our premises.

Over this period, we have been asked to produce simple shapes like MDF/Plywood ceiling pattresses with various size holes. And at the other end very complex fret work, component parts, to one off pieces for design work. (Examples can be found within this website)

We pride ourselves on the care and attention we spend with each client. And especially enjoy developing ideas from the first concept, right through to the production stage.

We cut to size all manner of boards including all the main UK manufacturers, Norbord, Kronospan, Collte, Sonae and all various plywood’s including Far Eastern, Chinese, Brazilian and Birch plywood from Finland, Russia and Latvia. Veneered boards are imported from across Europe, mainly from Belgium, France and Spain.

If you're interested in any CNC routing work from ourselves, here are a few tips that may aid you before contacting us.

 

Introduction to CNC routing

What is a CNC Router:

CNC Routers are sometimes referred to as three-axis routers and the working area is normally either 8' x 4' (2440mm x 1220mm) or 10' x 5' (3050mm x 1525mm. However from late 2015, we have been fortunate enough to have a CNC specially commissioned with a matrix bed of 3000mm x 2100mm (10foot x 7 foot). The three-axis refers to the three motor drive system that drives the over gantry in the XYZ movement. 

Any wood router needs a method to hold down all work pieces whilst machining. This is achieved by using a vacuum pump which holds the wood with suction through the table or pods (pods raise the work above the table). This type of hold-down is used for components which require edge profiling (or undercutting), or where greater flexibility in production is required. This type of method requires less extraction with greater absolute vacuum.

The second option is to use a matrix bed which the vacuum flows through; with this method you must always use a sacrifice board. This allows the suction through the low density sacrifice board (normally mdf, due to its high porous properties) and allows the work piece to be positioned anywhere within the sacrifice board boundaries.

These type of tables are normally associated with nest-based manufacturing (NBM) where multi-components can be cut from one sheet.  

What we can do for you

Your imagination is really the only limitation; We will always endeavour to achieve your requirements. Here is a sample list of jobs we have done in the past.

Pattresses, circles, quadrants, fretwork, grills, framework, church window, set design, clock face, signage etc

What we need from you

Before we can start to quote we need to see your ideas / requirements.

Ideally you will have these in a CAD format (Computer Aided Design). The two most common file types used in the industry are DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) and DWG (Drawing). But we can use other file types if necessary. By supplying drawings in this manner saves alot of time in the quotation process. But don't let this put you off if all you have is a rough sketch, let us see what we can do with them. 

We hope you enjoy our website and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Listed below are some of the jobs we’ve been asked to produce in the past.

  • Large and small quantities cut to size panels
  • Table tops with bullnosed edging
  • Pattresses with any size round or square hole
  • Van lining kits
  • Fretwork
  • Cutting formers out of MDF, Plywood
  • Acoustic panelling
  • CNC Drilling

 

Peter Benson (Plywood) Limited are also able to offer a full bonding service, we can bond any laminate to any sheet material you require. We would welcome any type of enquiry involving manufacturing or fabrication.