LIGNA 2021, 10 - 14 May
CNC technology

This is no run-of-the-mill milling machine!

Master carpenter Burkhard Bessler and his team set out to develop a machine made of a material they know well. Now, at LIGNA 2019, Bessler's sales partner Gewema is unveiling the results - two models of a wooden CNC milling machine.

21 May. 2019
Trendspots Editorial Office
wooden CNC milling machine

Master carpenter Burkhard Bessler has been collecting valuable experience in his own business for over a quarter-century. For him, sustainable wood processing is a top priority. Luckily, he and his team have more than just enthusiasm for their work. They're also full of creative ideas. Taking into account the needs of the end user, they have developed a straightforward machine concept that aims to plug a gap in the market - a CNC milling machine made of phenolic-resin-coated multiplex boards that can be completely disassembled if necessary. It also features a polymer concrete base frame to provide the necessary mass.

The two models on show at LIGNA 2019 - the "KOMPAKT" and "SPEED" - differ in terms of possible processing sizes and the travel speeds of their axes. They are available exclusively through Gewema outlets as a complete package including control system and CAD and CAM programs. Both models operate according to the "one cutter principle", meaning all possible products can be manufactured from board materials. These exhibits are primarily aimed at smaller companies that have, till now, felt intimidated by CNC technology. These businesses can also benefit from the models’ compact design, which makes them perfect for even cramped environments and eliminates the need for a large extraction system or compressor.


At LIGNA 2019 you could visit GEWEMA on-site and learn more about the latest products and services. more