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Our in-house manufacturing facilities

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CNC Routing

A CNC router is a computer-controlled machine used to cut hard materials and is a variation on the hand held router. Using a CNC router allows for incredible accuracy and consistency of a large quantity of parts. A common example of CNC machining is the cutting and drilling of flat pack kitchen cupboards. 

 

What you can do with our CNC router… 

We have designed our furniture range to be efficiently produced on our own Biesse Rover K CNC machine. This method allows us to get the most out of the raw material, reduce waste and meet shorter lead times. 

Our CNC is capable of almost limitless designs, and we’re here to provide expertise and operations for your manufacturing project.

FAQ / Parameters to work around

Bed size: 2500mm x 1250mm 

Max material thickness: 120mm 

Typical bit diameter for 18mm plywood: 10mm 

Set-up charge of $160 + GST for all new designs 

Minimum charge of $80 + GST (on top of set-up)   

 

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting quite literally uses a laser beam to cut materials. Technically it is also a CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) machine, as it follows the paths set by a computer drawing. You can also engrave with a laser by decreasing the power output.  

 

What you can do with our laser cutter… 

Our laser cutter is a relatively low powered machine which we mostly use for prototypes and templates. It’s great for cutting thin plastic or cardboard materials but can also cut some fabrics. 

Often we need to play around with settings on new materials to get the best cut, which is why we need to charge a set-up fee. 

FAQ / Parameters to work around

Bed size: 1400mm x 900mm

Max material thickness: 6mm for best cut finish

Power Output: 80 watts

Set-up charge of $40 + GST for all new designs

Minimum charge of $80 + GST

PVC materials cannot be laser cut, they give off poisonous gas!

 

Vinyl Decals

A vinyl cutter plotter is another Computer Numerical Controlled machine which is used to cut rolls of thin vinyl material with an adhesive backing. The blade follows the path of your computer drawing and cuts ‘decals’ from the roll of vinyl.  

 

What you can do with our vinyl cutter… 

Our vinyl plotter cuts solid colour vinyl decals mostly for shop windows or for brand logos and product labels.

We can only cut from solid colour, but we have access to a vinyl printer for multi-coloured decals.    

FAQ / Parameters to work around

Max roll width: 600mm 

Max decal length: 2000mm 

No shapes smaller than 2mm diameter/width/length

 

Lamello Joinery

The Lamello Zeta P2 is a profile biscuit joiner and is used to join timber sections. The integrated vertical mechanical drive on the cutting spindle of the Zeta P2 is the centre-piece of this profile biscuit joiner which uses polymer biscuits that slide into the cut slots.

 

What you can do with our Lamello Zeta P2

Our Lamello Zeta P2 is a new generation biscuit joiner which uses small inserts between pieces of wood to connect and strengthen them.

This tool also has a second biscuit type with an allen key controlled locking arm, allowing for pieces to be taken apart and put together with ease - great for flat packing your pieces! 

FAQ / Parameters to work around: 

Material thickness: best suited to boards 16mm to 18mm thick

Can be used on both mitre and butt joined edges  

Minimum length of edge to be joined is 150mm

Choice of permanent fixed hold or disassembly

 

Osmo Finish

Osmo is a brand of timber finish from Germany. It is a unique combination of natural oils and waxes in the one product - Osmo Wood Wax Finish. It is resistant to dirt, water and abrasion and is food safe.

We use Osmo Wood Waxes to finish the majority of our plywood pieces. Several coats are buffed into the timber rather than sprayed, meaning the finish is engrained in the timber for better durability.  

 

What you can do with Osmo finish

Osmo offers a range of standard colours which we often mix together to create unique colours original to So Watt. This is done through experimentation however there is no magenta in the range of available colours. Osmo’s head office in Germany will mix to RAL colour charts for a fee.

FAQ / Parameters to work around: 

Dry time: 24 hours per coat  

Minimum dry time: 4 days for finish to both faces 

Custom colour quotes available on request

 
 

FAQ

If we can’t make it in our workshop, we collaborate with other Australian manufacturers. 

We offer a drafting service for $160+GST per hour to help you translate your design from hand sketches to files ready to use for manufacture.

 

Ready to work on your next project?

Give us a call for an initial chat.

or use our pre-flight checklist below to get started!

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