is produced using modern machinery, methods and production
control to meet customers specifications.
Calibration of all core materials is carried out to ensure
successful pressing and subsequent finish sanding (normal
maximum panel width of 1.3 metres).
Application of hardwood lippings by either R.F. heating (for
FD30, FD60 door cores) or by edge bander (up to 22mm projection)
is carried out.
Veneer preparation is normally by book matching but slip
and random methods are also used. Usual maximum prepared
length is 3.2 metres and jointing is by a glued method (essential
for automated polishing processes).
Pressing is by modern hot water heated platens with glue
spread controlled by doctor roller machinery. Normal maximums
are 3.1 metres but can be exceeded by double pressing.
Panel dimensioning by panel saw (for low volumes) and by
double end dimensioning CNC controlled (for higher volumes).
Final sanding by segment controlled twin head contact machine
using grits up 180.