title All smiles with new HOLZ-HER 5 axis CNC at JK Windows and Doors
description Joel Borch is a man on a mission. Only ten years in business and already, people are starting to take notice. Still a young man in a trade dominated by cut price builders and quirky architects, Joel has found his niche. Quite simply, Joel can do things others cannot; and he can do it quicker and cheaper. His secret? As with all good trades persons, Joel has the right tools of the trade. [...] Taking the next step, JK Windows and Doors invested in a 5-axis HOLZ-HER CNC machining centre. This was not an investment that was going to become obsolete overnight. Dual processing zones, extra tool-change slots and a bed large enough for even the longest joinery elements guarantee that this investment will continue to return dividends for many years. Joel was now confident they could reduce manufacturing costs and tackle the lucrative designer builder market along the legendary Great Ocean Road. “A different breed” as Joel puts it; “When the surf’s up, the tools are down.” Joel needs to respond to their changing building cycles and the HOLZ-HER fits in perfectly. [...] Joel’s machine is a Pro-Master 7225 and comes with some sweet features. First, it’s really easy to use; so easy in fact that follow-up training hasn’t been necessary. The software supplied with the machine is all that’s needed to do all of the work JK Windows and Doors currently does. The powerful 17 kW (23 hp) motor makes light work of every moulding and shaping task using the heaviest high-performing Leitz tools and the large table means that several jobs can be combined in the one cycle, further adding to the machine’s versatility and value as a production tool. [...] <ul><li>Text and images AWISA Magazine | Extract from AWISA Magazine 2014, p. 16-17, Published by the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association Limited</li></ul>