Shaper Origin is the Problem Solver

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Maximilian Messner is a joiner and floorer based in Fridoling, Germany. His family’s firm, Schreinerei Messner, combines the modern and traditional in their tools, techniques and designs.

To complete a custom medallion installation for a client, Maximilian had a mosaic idea in his head, but he wasn’t sure what the most efficient solution would be.

“Origin was the problem solver! You can do this project with Origin,” Maximilian said. Working on a landing, space was limited. Despite this, Maximilian was able to create a scan of the area and virtually ‘place’ his design exactly where he wanted it. Using the same cut file for both the negative and the positive pieces of his inlay, he quickly pocketed out the area and used the easy on-tool offsets to creep up on a perfect fit.

Portability is a Game Changer

Now, Origin makes regular appearances with Maximilian, both in the Schreinerei Messner shop and on jobsites. When customers see him with Origin, they’re always intrigued. “They can’t believe that such a small machine has such a wide range of applications.” For Maximilian, the tool’s portability goes hand in hand with its versatility. “The main problem facing modern factories is space. Origin is small and you can take it to your site, which I think is really cool.” This makes it easy to work on installed pieces and a natural fit whenever a patching job is required on a finished floor.

No Programming Necessary

Maximilian started his career using advanced CNC machines, so he wasn’t worried about learning to design for Origin. The intuitive design placement was a breath of fresh air after the rigors of programming with g-code. “Working with Origin is easy. If you get an idea, you just make a quick drawing on your PC, and then send it directly to the machine and just start cutting.”

A Tool to Fill the Gaps

Origin isn’t a replacement for traditional hand tools and techniques any more than it is a replacement for a full scale, static CNC. Instead, it’s another tool that Maximilian can use whenever a project calls for it. It fills a lot of rolesat Schreinerei Messner: a problem- solving tool; a way to save on his shop’s footprint; a jobsite CNC machine; and an insurance policy that guarantees, as Maximilian said, “that every job will be done to the millimeter.”

See Maximilian Messner at work with Origin on YouTube.

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