WHITE MILLS, PA - New Wave Custom Woodworking Inc. is moving to a 115,000 plant in White Mills, PA, making room for a CNC router and an expanded workforce. The high-tech custom woodworking operation reproduces antique wood components and builds complex furniture pieces.
Rudy Schemitz, who co-owns the company with his wife Francine, told the Wayne Independent he hopes to move before next winter. Schemitz believes the current 55,000 square foot plant in Honsdale, PA that will be vacated can be leased to entrepreneurs and become a business incubator.
Once New Wave relocates, Schemitz hopes to rent out spaces at the building at 214 6th Street in Honesdale to local entrepreneurs for use as a business incubator.
While business is above to pre-recession levels, Schemitz is uncertain about the exact level of hiring the company will undertake. "It's hard to tell because of the economy," he told the paper.
Founded in 1991, New Wave has manufactured custom high-end furniture, furniture frames, cabinets, bar stools, turnings, hard carvings, drapery poles, finials, toys and wooden antique reproductions.
Two 3D laser scanners are employed in reproducing furniture parts and patterns, producing a CGI 3D model of nearly object. "We can then use that scan to produce replicas of that object," Schemitz says at his website.
New Wave Custom Woodwork also has a complete CAD/CAM Division to produce G-code for a large number of CNC Machines and to produce vector art of existing 2D patterns for other companies. This service lets other CNC machine owners digitize their existing patterns into formats such as DWG or DZF so they can manufacture parts on their own machines.
New Wave Custom Woodwork also performs several different aspects of laser scanning and point cloud manipulation. "We are currently geared toward the woodworking industry, however we are not limited to this industry when it comes to laser scanning, 3D models and CNC machine programming," Schemitz says. "We can generate an accurate 3D model of an object that you provide in as little as 7 days. The company also travels to sites to scan architectural components that cannot be removed.
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