Tech Briefs Video: CNC Factory revs up for AWFS



LAS VEGAS -- Tech Briefs is a new Woodworking Network series aimed at exploring the latest in woodworking technology with the industry's technology leaders. Woodworking Network caught up with Chris Corrales, president of CNC Factory, to discuss the company's participation in the upcoming AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, July 20-23.  

In the interview, Corrales discussed his many years of experience as a cabinet maker before founding CNC Factory. "It was tough to put yourself into a CNC back then.  I had this crazy dream to make a machine that was affordable that required little or no experience to operate."  

CNC Factory's Python XPR driverless machining center will make its debut at AWFS.  Named FDMC's Best CNC of 2020, the XPR does not require an operator and is capable of unloading all parts, marking, printing labels, transferring machined parts directly to an edgebander, and then to insertion, assembly or flatpacking.



Some other highlights of the discussion:

  • Corrales said CNC Factory will be displaying their full line-up of machines at AWFS, from CNC routers to dowel insertion machines to edgebanders to RTF presses.
  • CNC Factory's booth will feature an "above the machines" lounge so attendees can get a full view of the running machines on display.
  • The company will also have a cabinet assembly contest with prizes and giveaways.
  • Corrales said the company has invested heavily in its inventory to keep its production schedules in the 8-12 weeks range.

CNC Factory will be exhibiting in Booths 11901 and 4557 at AWFS. Visit CNC Factory's website.




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Harry Urban is the retired publisher of the Woodworking Network. Urban spent more than 30 years working in business-to-business publishing, trade shows, and conferences. He has travelled extensively throughout North America and overseas visiting and reporting on major manufacturing facilities and trade shows. In retirement, he's still following the woodworking industry, but he plans to do a lot more fishing.