WISA plywoods can be machined into different shapes or drilled according to customers’ wishes. For machining we use NC-steered CNC machining centres designed for the machining of panels. Machining is steered by means of the CAM technique, which guarantees exact copying of machining paths directly from CAD drawings.
Our versatile machining units with tenoners, routers and drills enable us to fulfil the most varied requirements. Our electrical management of drawings is based on modern CAD planning tools. Drawings can be easily sent us by e-mail, disquette or CD-Rom. They need not be on paper. All drawings from customers are handled confidentially. If necessary, our experts help you to find a solution to a machining problem or assist you in producing the drawings.
CNC machining is not limited to specific sizes, thicknesses or coatings. All WISA plywoods can be CNC machined. The largest possible size to be CNC machined is 2600 x 6000 mm. The machined pieces can also be delivered sealed against moisture penetration. Also different accessories delivered by the customer can be fixed onto the panels at mill, and so the customer can be supplied with ready-to-install components. This service helps to facilitate and rationalise the customer’s own operations.
CNC machined panels are used in many varied applications, for example construction (wall lining and decoration), concrete formwork (shuttering plywoods and scaffolding platforms), transportation (flooring, side walls), packaging and transport systems, other industrial end uses (furniture, toys, etc).
Edge Machined Products
The edges of WISA plywoods can be machined in many different ways. Machining is done precisely and efficiently on our edge machining lines or individually. Panels supplied with edge machinings are an easy and quick way to cover for example large wall and floor areas.
For specific end uses, standard edge machining profiles (standard T&G with or without bevel, ships plywood T&G, half lap, loose tongue) are available in 6 different profile types.
In addition to standard edge machinings, we can produce countless individual edge profiles on the basis of drawings or instructions received from customers.
All WISA plywoods in thicknesses 9 – 35 mm can be edge machined. If required, certain machined edges can also be sealed against moisture. After that, the panels are ready to be installed.
The most common end uses for panels with edge machining are construction (wall lining, flooring) and transportation (flooring and side walls of industrial vehicles).
Illustrations for standard edge machining profiles
A0 – Standard T&G (without bevel)
A1 – Standard T&G
A3 – Ships plywood T&G
A4 – Half Lap
A6 – Loose Tongue Non-standard edge machinings (B1-B6).
The codes can be used in correspondence to clarify machining details.
Machining Types B1 – B6
Below you see the illustrations and codes of the most common types of non-standard edge machinings (B1 – B6). The codes can be used in correspondence to clarify requested machinings.
Attention to the environment
Environmental protection and management are an integral part of UPM’s activities. We recognize the fact that sustainable use of natural resources and environmental care and protection are vital for sustainable economic growth and overall well-being. UPM takes responsibility for observing the principles of sustainable development, as well as for continuous improvement of its environmental performance.
In the choice of raw materials, sources of energy and production processes, as well as in product development, an important objective is to minimize the impact on nature and the environment. In developing our products and production methods, UPM pays a special attention to both quality and cost-efficiency, as well as to the fact that raw material and energy are efficiently consumed and that the recyclability of the products is as high as possible.
The concept of continuous improvement is a key component of the environmental management system. UPM works constantly to further improve its processes, so that the environment would have to deal with even less impact in the future.