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Think CNC … Think Masterwood

Clare Hollister

Our history:

Masterwood Spa is one of the leading suppliers dedicated to CNC solutions, supplying machines to over 100 countries globally. Masterwood has been producing woodworking machinery for over 60 years, initially under the names of the three Italian families; Muti, Zangheri, and Boschetti. The company has now become part of the KDT Machinery Group, one of the largest manufacturers of woodworking machines in the world.

Our range of CNC routers, CNC drilling machines, and oscillating chisel mortises are all built in Italy, using proven designs and leading suppliers for components such as; HSD, Beckhoff, Yaskawa, THK, Schmalz, and Becker. These are now joined by edgebanders, high speed drilling machines, and beam saws, in partnership with KDT.

Pod & Rail CNC’s:  

Starting with an entry level Project 250, moving through the larger 300 and 400 Project series, to the top end Project 500 range, these CNC machines can be supplied in all formats for solid timbers, panels, composites, and other materials. This includes long or short beds, cantilever or gantry designs, manual or automatic beds, in 3, 4 or 5 axis formats.

Flat Bed CNC’s:

To compliment the pod and rail range, Masterwood has increased the choice of matrix beds for nesting and special works. These range from the entry 2500mm x 1250mm bed, through a large range of sheet sizes up to beds of 7500mm in length.

These machines are built with a solid frame bed, the gantries driven on both sides of the matrix bed for added accuracy and long-lasting reliability.

The flat bed range can have infeed and outfeed systems to automate the production, allowing full sheets to be loaded, fully machined, finished panels pushed out, and the bed cleaned, all before the next sheet is loaded. On top of this, a manual or fully automatic arm can be added, for sticking labels on to the sheets prior to, or after, machining.

Special CNC’s and Production lines:

To add to the main CNC range, Masterwood produces dedicated machines like the 4WIN (windows), Project Door (full size doors), DoorLine (door locks and hinges), Teknomat (window and frame components). These machines can be manually fed, or in most cases, supplied with a mixture of automatic loading and unloading equipment, including Robots. Masterwood can also offer multiple layout options for complete production lines for drilling and routering. 

Dedicated Software:

Developments and improvements to the CNC machines are one thing, but the biggest innovations have been with software. As PC’s have become more powerful, the software has too. This allows customers to produce programmes that consist of thousands of lines of code in just minutes – permitting carvings and intricate work to be produced on the very basic 3 axis machines, often dismissing the need to go to more expensive 5 axis machines and software.

Masterwood has always produced software with their own companies, but, to move to a higher level, we now work under contract with some of the leading software houses; meaning that machines and software are always fully compatible.

All our machines are supplied with the tried and tested MasterWorks Cad/Cam; an easy to use but powerful package, for most CNC work.

In addition, there are dedicated packages to cover Staircases, Windows, Door Sets (timber frame & solid core), Traditional Box Windows, Cabinets, Furniture, Louvres, and the latest 3D software for 3, 4 and 5 axis work. Any of the packages can be added to a customer’s machine at any time, giving them the ability to change direction or production methods if required. 

All the Masterwood software packages come with full on-site installation and training to meet the customer’s manufacturing needs.


Masterwood doesn’t just sell and supply machines, we also support and help our customers in the next stage; from our point of view – the most important. 

For first time buyers CNC is likely to be the biggest investment their company makes, so it’s important that they see the results on their production as soon as possible, and feel comfortable with the direction they have taken.

Masterwood GB has a team of experienced technicians in the UK and Ireland; they cover the installation and training on new and old CNC machines and software, support & back up, servicing, repairs, and breakdowns, plus upgrading old machines to be more compatible with the new machines when installed.  We also have the expertise of our Italian company staff to help with the more specialised jobs when required.