We work hard so you don’t need to. It's not just good design we provide, its smart design. Creating optimised furniture files for use with a CNC requires careful considerations which we implement to allow the maker greater ease and access to our products.
Efficiency of part placing and layout is essential in order to reduce material waste, keeping costs lower and the environment happier. It’s like a giant puzzle with pieces that don’t always want to fit together. However, where there is a will there is a way. And we say WAY!
Divide and Conquer
Making anything with a CNC can feel like triage. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made and you end up with lots of random extra parts. We think there is a better way.
All or out products are divided into sections within a sheet of plywood, for example; certain products only require 25% of a sheet, others 50% and so on. This means you end up with useful leftover wood…or lots more space to cut our products!
Cutting with a CNC can at times be a white-knuckle ride. Especially if spacing hasn’t been considered and parts go flying around your workshop! Luckily we have considered that too. All parts within a design have a minimum of 20mm spacing. Hopefully turning those rollercoaster moments into a walk in a beautiful Swedish forest!
Start to finish
It’s not enough to just receive files. We believe we can always do more. There should be no guesswork when it comes to assembling cut pieces and hopefully our Assembly Guideline pdf files eliminate confusion and guesswork. The goal is to have a piece of furniture that not just looks good, but is easy to make. And works.
One size definitely doesn’t fit all and it’s the same when it comes to CAD. At Frontier Design we primarily use fusion360 to do our heavy lifting but of course that is not the case for everyone. All our products come with both .dxf and .svg files allowing you to use whatever software is your preference.
We work hard so you don’t need to. It's not just good design we provide, its smart design.