Improved High Value-Added Furniture Manufacturing in Australia using Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Equipment
Philip Ashley - 2003
CNC processing machinery is widely used in Europe to improve production of a range of wooden items in the furniture and related industries.
CNC manufacturing provides opportunities to improve flexibility, quality, short delivery times, operator safety and control over the end product.
The industry is similar to Australia in that a high percentage of machines are of the three -axis type and are used in industries employing less than twenty persons.
Similar also to Australia is the impact of imports from countries with low labour costs, able to supply low-cost product to a consumer market where cost, the latest design and shorter furniture “lifespan” are current issues.