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Current lead time for cut & edge orders is 6 - 7 working daysCOLLECTIONS: 8AM - 4PM
Current lead time for cut & edge orders is 6 - 7 working days

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What is MFC?

MFC cut to size service overview.

Chipboard was invented sometime in the late 1800s in Germany using wood shavings and an adhesive, then treated under pressure and heat. In the 1950s, veneered chipboard was developed and became a viable solution to the lumber shortage after World War II. Because it was new, chipboard was still an expensive product but became cheaper over time when production technology improved. The ’70s saw an advance of Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC) which took the furniture production market by storm. Although the layer of melamine is usually only 0.3mm in thickness, it provides additional strength to the panel and adds an appealing look by way of stone or woodgrain reproductions.

Shortly after that, MFC quickly became the primary wood product used for mass-produced furniture, including kitchen worktops and flooring panels. And in the last decade or so, with the advanced cutting machinery becoming accessible to smaller enterprises, bespoke cabinet-makers discovered that they too could get MFC cut to size for private furniture commissions.

At Cworkshop, we offer MFC cut to size service for professionals and DIY enthusiasts. We use Cutting Optimisation software to map out the cutting pattern for every job to eliminate time and material wastage. Advanced industrial-grade and computer-aided cutting machines, managed by professional operators, deliver unparalleled precision and accuracy. The machines use two saw blades, and in addition to the primary saw blade, a scoring blade is used to ensure that each cut is smooth and chip-free on both sides. We inspect panel cutting quality and replace saw blades regularly to ensure a clean cut every time.

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Pros and cons

Things to consider with MFC.

  • Made using recycled materials, therefore Nature friendly
  • Can be cut to size with ease and requires no further finishing
  • It is lighter and has a better screw holding capacity than MDF
  • Very versatile and comes in a large range of textures and finishes
  • It expands easily in precense of moisture and water
  • Requires industrial-grade cutting machinery for chip-free cutting
  • Exposed edges must be edgebanded with a matching tape to hide the chipboard core

Our services

What we can do for you.

Panels cut to size
Select any decorative board from our vast range of decors, and we will cut it into smaller size panels, as specified by you.
Panel edgebanding
Let us know which panel edges to finish with an edging tape, and we will do it for you with our PUR glue equipped machines.
CNC cutting
Entrust our CNC cutting department with unusual shape panel cutting, decorative pattern routing, hole drilling and grooving jobs.
Spray painting
We can spray coat your panels to a white primer, clear lacquer or any colour paint finish, all of which you can easily book online on our website.

Promises we can keep

Our MFC cut to size guarantee to you.

We will cut and edge MFC panels to your exact specification, or we'll send a replacement to you free of charge in 24hrs.

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