CNC machine cutting Tongue and Groove MDF panels at Naturewall's UK factory.

Our New Manufacturing Technique: CNC Machining

Introducing the latest panelling production method at our Yorkshire workshop.

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As we begin a new year, we're excited to officially announce the expansion of our UK production facilities. We've been busy behind the scenes bringing our Beverley workshop to life with cutting-edge technology. As part of this expansion, we're thrilled to welcome a new addition to our manufacturing methods: CNC machining. This device plays a key role in making our latest collections, namely Tongue and Groove, Reeded, and Fluted Wall Panels.

 

 

CNC machining of Tongue and Groove MDF wall panels.

 

 

What is a CNC machine?

 

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. This type of machine uses automated software to direct the movement of its cutting tools across the chosen sheet material, with different tooling used to cut out particular profiles.

 

Due to the levels of accuracy and consistency in CNC machining, we can produce panels at scale to premium standards, ensuring the new Tongue and Groove, Reeded and Fluted styles boast the same high quality as SlatWall.

 

 

A CNC machine cutting grooves into MDF wall panelling.

 

 

How we make wall panels with our CNC machine

 

Using the drawings provided by our design team, we program the CNC machine with the dimensions we want to create and lay out the sheet material – in the case of our latest collections, that's moisture-resistant MDF and Hidrofugo MDF. Depending on the type of panelling that's been programmed, the grooves, reeds or flutes are precisely chiselled into the material's surface with the relevant cutters. In other words, it turns a flat surface into a three-dimensional design brimming with intrigue, depth and drama.

 

 

Tongue and Groove MDF wall panels stacked on grey metal racks.

 

 

What CNC machining means for Naturewall

 

Managed by a team of experts with decades of experience using CNC machinery between them, this production method allows us to create new dimensions that will help you reimagine your interiors.

 

Looking to Naturewall's future, this machinery brings exciting possibilities for our product development, supporting our mission of making your dream walls a reality.