Columbia Forest Products is North America’s largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer products. Columbia Forest Products has been a trusted raw material provider to WWC for many years.
Plywood panels are delivered to WWC's manufacturing facility by the truckload or in 40-sheet units. WWC stores large quantities of panel products in its New Washington, Ohio warehouse for quick turn around on cut to size items using common materials and thicknesses.
The adjacent YouTube lesson will help you understand how plywood is made.
The adjacent 8 minute YouTube lesson will help you understand how WWC uses our heavy-duty three axis CNC Routers to machine flat panels products such as plywood, decorative hardware plywood, particleboard, medium density overlay (MDO), medium density fiberboard (MDF), oriented strand board (OSB), high pressure laminates, veneers, thermally fused melamine, Solid Surface, PVC Foam, King ColorBoard®/ColorCore®/Starboard® HDPE, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Lexan™, Plastics, Phenolic C (Canvas Fabric).
A CNC trim fixture is not required for this type of CNC fabrication. A CNC trim fixture is only required when a 3-dimensional part must be CNC trimmed using one of our heavy-duty five axis CNC Routers.
High pressure laminate is commonly used as a decorative surface for use in furniture, office and retail spaces, countertops, worktops and other applications. Wilsonart®, Formica® and Nevamar® manufacture and distribute surfacing materials to part fabricators like WWC.
WWC can help you color coordinate various surfaces by matching HPL, Thermally Fused Laminate Panels and Edgebanding. Surface textures on available laminates range from dramatic to natural. Achieve the look you want for any design challenge or budget.
Did you know laminate is 70% paper? High pressure laminate is a paper-based product created by bonding melamine-impregnated decorative papers to layers of resin-treated kraft paper under high heat and pressure. In the press, decorative papers are permanently bonded to the kraft paper to form a sheet of laminate. The adjacent YouTube lesson will help you understand how laminate is made.
Early stage and small to mid-size companies face issues when they need smaller volumes in new product ramp-up. WWC recognizes this dilemma and can fit that small to medium volume market. Of course, WWC can meet large production runs as well.
For smaller volume and new product ramp-up on the wood products side, WWC can usually source single panels from distribution if we don't already stock the chosen panel in our warehouse.
For smaller volume and new product ramp-up on the plastics side, WWC utilizes in house sheet goods and stock materials available thru distribution such as KYDEX®, Plexiglas®, POLYONE™ Royalite™, POLYONE™ WeatherPro™, Primex Prime ABS.
For smaller volume and new product ramp-up on the seamless vinyl upholstery side, WWC utilizes in house vinyl and stock materials available thru distribution such as Morbern's Dauphine or Naugahyde's FormFit2 product line.
At WWC, we work efficiently to get your product out the door quickly. A typical project can take anywhere between two to ten weeks to start production. However, lead times can vary depending on the project complexity, the raw material lead time and requirements of each customer. Some extensive projects have taken months to get to final production while our regular customers can usually see a one to two week turnaround on a repeat order. The best way to determine what your lead time will be is to contact us regarding your project. The WWC team will work closely with you to understand your time constraints and do everything possible to meet or exceed your expectations.
Since the 1980s, WWC has fabricated cut to size parts and assemblies using polymer sheets. The King StarBoard® family of polymer sheets has changed the way WWC customers think about their designs. Its rich factory finish, immunity from rotting and environmental stabilization have opened up a world of innovation that traditional building materials simply can’t match. Now, it’s bringing marine-grade toughness to the building trades market.
Let our CNC routers work hard so you don't have to using materials such as King StarBoard®.
Common applications include:
- Amusement Parks
- Medical Facilities
- Marine/RV Applications
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Pet Facilities
- Pool Areas
- RTA Furniture
- Store Fixtures/Displays
- Wet and Moist Areas
There are a variety of methods used to process plastic. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages and are better suited for specific applications. These methods include: injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, transfer molding, reaction injection molding, compression molding, and extrusion.
In the early stage of your project, WWC will help you identify the best method. If that best method is not an option at WWC we will be upfront and honest. The owners of WWC also own Creative Plastics International in Jackson Center, Ohio. Collectively, we offer vacuum thermoforming and pressure forming, along with other pre-draw or plug assists such as snap-back forming and billow forming to minimize material thinning and increase pressure, drape forming and matched mold forming.
Our complete thermoforming capabilities give us the diversity to complete your part in-house from concept design to final delivery. The adjacent 2 minute YouTube lesson will help you understand the basic principle behind thermoforming.