Router Increases Plex-Appeal's Speed & Quality
Since buying a MultiCam® 3000 Series Router, Plex-Appeal Inc. of
Irving, Texas, has broadened its custom acrylic fabrication abilities.
Part owner Terry Bodeker started the business in 1997 and
bought his router in 2005 to do high-quality specialty work. It’s run nine
hours a day ever since and has allowed him to cut more shapes faster.
“With our MultiCam Router, we can produce unlimited designs,”
Bodeker said. “It replaced a little pin router and is always booked.
Parts come off the machine in one setup and one pass. The best thing
I ever did was buy a MultiCam. It’s very easy to use and does the work
of four people.”
Creating slotted panels was virtually
impossible until Bodeker bought his
router. The versatile CNC platform has
brought in a wider variety of work.
“Now we can cut slots, ovals, circles,
curves and Ts,” Bodeker said. “Our
MultiCam Router cuts a half moon in
just one step when it used to take multiple
passes. The machine paid for itself
by eliminating a lot of handmade templates.
It’s made a huge difference by
saving time and improving our quality.”
Bodeker had never used CAD software
before, but he picked up the
user-friendly EnRoute programming
software immediately. He appreciates
how easily it edits the tool path.
Cutting an acrylic circle used to take half an hour from start to finish.
Now he can create a program, fixture the acrylic blank and cut it on
his router in under 10 minutes. This dramatic decrease in job time has
more than tripled Plex-Appeal‚Äôs productivity.
“Our MultiCam Router is a great machine,” Bodeker stated. “The price
was fair, everything we needed was included, and MultiCam Tech Support
is very good about calling back to coach us. This machine has a lot of
stamina in heat. It’s taken a beating in summer, but it keeps on rocking.”
Plex-Appeal uses the router for every application. It’s cut 10,000
pieces to make museum cases with polished edges. The router has been
the ideal machine to make everything from kids’ shoe panel displays for
JC Penney to knife cases for Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores.
Plex-Appeal also routes holes in raw materials for construction sites.
”With our MultiCam Router, we can take any piece of plastic and turn
it into anything a customer can imagine,” Bodeker said.
For more information on Plex-Appeal, Inc., contact Terry Bodeker at
866-528-9024, Fax: 972-554-0527, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web:
www.plex-appeal.com. For more information on MultiCam, contact
John Harris at 972-929-4070, Fax: 972-929-4071, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.multicam.com.