Lockdowel: The future of fastening

Lockdowel has built an extensive library of hundreds of products that had been converted to using Lockdowel’s hardware. We partnered with software developers in the woodworking industry to provide our cabinet product library to you for free. We also provide support for prototyping, testing, and equipment needs. Our job is to make your life simple and ensure a smooth and accurate transition when using our products. Browse our collection of helpful videos to learn more about how Lockdowel can save you money and time.

Lockdowel: The future of fastening

Eliminate messy glue and dowels, screws and staples, and reduce assembly hours 60% or more. Lockdowel fasteners simply snap into routed slots so no tools are needed and assembly is quick and easy. Calculate your own labor cost savings from switching to Lockdowel.

Surface Routing

Any CNC router that is capable of holding 0.01 mm tolerance can use our router bit for milling the key slot routs. A Channel Lock rout consist of 2 passes called the Clear Out and the Locking. Both cuts use the same router bit at a different depth. The first cut, clearout, is at 4.5 mm in depth and the second cut, locking, is at 9.0 mm depth. All other machining operations remain the same.


Surface Routing

Any CNC router that is capable of holding 0.01 mm tolerance can use our router bit for milling the key slot routs. A Channel Lock rout consist of 2 passes called the Clear Out and the Locking. Both cuts use the same router bit at a different depth. The first cut, clearout, is at 4.5 mm in depth and the second cut, locking, is at 9.0 mm depth. All other machining operations remain the same.

Edge Machining

We work with equipment manufacturers to integrate our fasteners for automatic insertion with an edge drilling machine, but starting with manual insertion is still faster and easier than before. The barbed channel lock and spring pin use standard 8 mm diameter drilling and 32 mm spacing.


Assembly

Lockdowel product shares a very similar linear work cell that consists of routing, edge banding, edge drilling/insertion, and assembling the piece. The whole process of construction a cabinet from start to finish is 6 – 10 minutes per cabinet. Time is dependant on the CNC router speed and setup. The easiest step is assembling a Lockdowel product which takes about 3 minutes per base cabinet and 30 seconds for a drawer box.

Installation

Built in with our cabinets design is the hanging rail system. Level and install the hanging rail to the kitchen wall and hang the cabinets for easy installation.


RTA Assembly

EClips allows any manufacturer with a CNC machining center and edge-boring capability to simplify manufacturing, packaging, warehousing and transportation processes by flat-packing finished goods. Fast and easy final assembly can then occur on-site. EClips is particularly suited to RTA applications; furniture, cabinets, cabinet doors, casegoods, closets, picture frames, and much more.

Partner Solutions

Ultimate Cabinet Components combines a dedication to values of the past with a dedication to innovations for the future. They push the limits in efficiency and innovation, without compromising integrity and committed customer service. This combination aims to grow and improve the cabinet making industry, all while simplifying things for those most involved in it.


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