Improved High Value-Added Furniture Manufacturing in Australia using Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Equipment

Improved High Value-Added Furniture Manufacturing in Australia using Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Equipment

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.