In the past template making was a labor intensive task. They were all made by hand and no two templates were exactly the same. Then CNC technology came along that allowed exact duplication of templates quickly but at the time required advanced CAD skills to design, program and cut them. Tem Tech has now made template making simple and fast through the use of a table top router combined with specifically designed software to breakdown the template creation process into 4 easy steps.
The crown molding piece shown
was cut with a template created
on the CNC Template Maker. Template capacity 4" x 13". Larger machines can be made.
Using a commercially available scanner, included in the package, you can scan a wood sample or a hand made drawing into Tem Techs Template Sketcher © software. If a CAD drawing is already available then this step can be skipped and the CAD drawing (DXF) can be imported into the next step.
Once the image is in the Template Sketcher © software you can trace or clean up the image with the given tools in the program. This software is specifically designed for this task. Easily trace the sample and modify lines and radius. It is especially useful for damaged samples or hand drawn images.
Next bring the template drawing into Cut-2D © where the drawing is prepared for running on the CNC Router. Designate a router bit for cutting the template, a material to cut and other factors for CNC machining. Once setup these variables rarely change. A final click of the mouse writes the CNC G-Code for you! No programming or computer degree needed.
Now for the fun part. Load the template material onto the machine. Open in Mach3 © the CNC G-Code program that was written and with a click of the mouse the template starts being cut! The Mach3 © software monitors the machine, controls the speeds and gives a real time digital display of the status of the program.
4 inch / 102mm
4.6 inch / 117mm
12 inch / 305mm
0.787 inch / 20mm
0.001 inch / 0.0254mm Backlash
Gecko Drive Axis Controllers
Closed Loop 1,000 Line Encoder
*Make & Model
16,000 to 35,000
0.25 inch / 6.35mm
Sound / Video / Keyboard / Mouse
32 inch / 813mm
23 inch / 585mm
31 inch / 787mm
180 lbs / 82 kg
1mm Solid Carbide / 10 pcs
* Denotes standard template maker TM-1418. Other sizes and router power requirements are available.
The machine shown is shown with a complete package including computer, software and scanner. Tem Tech reserves the right to modify technical specifications without prior notice.