Case Studies


Nobby Kitchens change to ArtiCAD Pro design software

One of the timeless business names in Sydney is Nobby Kitchens. It seems everyone recalls “Nobody but Nobby” and it seems to have been there forever.   Founded in 1939 by the Hall family, Nobby Kitchens has transcended many guises over the last 70-odd years and in 2016 it is going from strength to strength,…

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Artline Kitchens II – update

Agile, Innovative, Creative and leading the Ideas Boom in Kitchens!   With a history stretching over 30 years Artline Kitchens in NSW have become one of the most successful kitchen manufacturers in Australia. Under the stewardship of Managing Director Mike Kluver, Artline constantly sought to improve productivity and maintain a relentless drive to acquire the…

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Blackbird Studio C-4.1

Blackbird Studios – ‘Studio C’

The perfectly Acoustically-Balanced “Studio C” at Blackbird Studio, Nashville TN, created for John and Martina McBride by George Massenburg and Ross Bloom using QuickCAM software and modern CNC woodworking machines.   Multiple Grammy and TEC Award winner George Massenburg is an internationally renowned producer, recording engineer, and designer of audio equipment. He is a man in love…

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Stewart Brannen Millworks – Making doors, windows and shutters with QuickCAM

Managing Growth — Making doors, windows and shutters with QuickCAM software Near Statesboro, GA, Stewart Brannen Millwork Company zeros in on high-end entry doors designed for Hurricane Alley — and it’s paying off. By Anthony Noel   Year Founded:1989 Employees: 50 Shop Size: 43,000 sq. ft. – 3,995 m2   Stewart Brannen Millwork is dedicated to…

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VRD Detailed Joinery – II

When everything is a “one off” how do you get Real Automation from your software?   This job was one of those challenges that doesn’t come along very often. A uniquely designed round apartment, full of curves, no two things the same and not a square edge in sight.     This circular apartment block…

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VRD Detailed Joinery – I

To Nest or not to Nest A combination flat bed router and pod CNC machine One of the most debated subjects in our industry involves Nested versus Single Part processing. Here is one manufacturer that thinks he has it worked out.   VRD Detailed Joinery began with humble beginnings over 12 years ago in a garage…

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KT3 – Life in the Fast Lane

Based in the southern suburbs of Adelaide is a kitchen manufacturer that has found the formula for controlled manufacturing, improved product quality, increased market share and real company growth. Just to put this all in perspective, not so long ago, Kitchens by Farquhar was a successful but typical kitchen manufacturer struggling with the usual manufacturing…

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Artline Kitchens I – Moving Forward with Total Control

Moving Forward with Total Control Speaking from a new plant in Smeaton Grange, western Sydney, Mike Kluver reflected on the background of Artline Kitchens, owned by Mike and business partner Ed McCane, and the finely tuned operation of moving the whole company to these spectacular, 5500 sqm, new premises. This impressive feat involved new software,…

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