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Bangor Cork Expands Cork Products through Custom Manufacturing Capabilities
The CNC router provides repeatability and greater precision to expand cork offerings to include geometric shapes and custom cut-outs.
By: Bangor Cork
With the CNC router, Bangor Cork can supply cork titles in geometric shapes by cutting panels up to 48 inches by 9 inches". Currently, a wide variety of diamond, triangular, round and hexagonal shapes in various colors are available for purchase. All cork tiles are crafted with high-quality Forbo® colored cork and come prepared for permanent or removable mounting depending on your needs.
"We initially decided to add large format CNC capabilities to cut cork products into different shapes, but quickly found the machine was capable of much more," said Pete Raines, owner of Bangor Cork.
Beyond shape cutting, the CNC Router is also used to provide skillful techniques for functional custom cork projects using a vector file. Using the computer-controlled cutting machine, Bangor Cork has expanded its capabilities to include custom cut business logos, school emblems, and more.
Various techniques have been developed using the CNC router including watermarked panels. "Using a flat tipped bit, we remove only the outermost pigment layer of the colored cork," explains Pete Raines, President of Bangor Cork. "Because the cork grain exposed is always tan, this creates a difference in appearance which is noticeable in the darker colors. Lettering and logos are clear yet understated, and the tackability of the panel remains effective for a functional statement."
Other techniques include laminating different cork types and colors of cork to achieve depth and texture of logos or designs. Currently, these techniques are available only by quote as they require personalization.
For more information or to request a quote on a custom cork product, visit https://www.bangorcork.com/
About Bangor Cork
Since 1935, Bangor Cork has been supplying a variety of markets, with customers in education, OEM, furniture manufacturing, home design, and other industries. We service a large number of schools, churches, and other institutions with high-quality cork products and materials. Bangor Cork is proud to offer unique pricing and shipping methods to original equipment manufacturers, educational facilities, and other large organizations purchasing bulk orders.
Bangor Cork is an authorized Forbo Bulletin Board® dealer.