LAS VEGAS - Next Wave Automation’s new patent-pending Virtual Zero Unlimited software has been named one of 24 Visionary Award finalists. The Visionary New Product Awards recognize creativity and innovation and are evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation, and user-friendliness.
 
The new software is used with the company’s CNC Shark line and allows users to map the entire surface of a material by taking an unlimited number of reference points. The program then uses these points to auto adjust the G-code to conform to the actual surface of that material.
 
The company says the software eliminates problems caused by warped or bowed work pieces and allows the user to maintain a constant cutting depth on oddly or intricately-shaped projects which would usually require the creation of a CAD 3D model.
 
“We are thrilled about being named a finalist for Virtual Zero Unlimited,” says Tim Owens, Next Wave Automation’s founder and CEO. “We’re continually innovating and providing solutions that are otherwise out of reach for most small woodshops and hobbyists, so we’re honored that our work on this software has been recognized.”
 
Next Wave Automation will be demonstrating Virtual Zero Unlimited in booth #7978 at the 2019 AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, which takes place July 17 – 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
 
Founded in 2007, Next Wave Automation manufactures CNC routing equipment and automated machinery for professional woodworkers and woodworking hobbyists of all levels. At the forefront of small shop automation, the company says it incorporates versatile compatibility between components and products whenever possible.

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