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WMIA and ANSI Partner on Global Wood Machinery Standards

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 03/20/2014 2:18PM

The Wood Machinery Industry Association will partner on a new ANSI-accredited US/Technical Advisory Group for ISO/TC 39/SC 4, an international committee developing global standards for woodworking machines.


German Researchers Grind Trees into Foam Insulation

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/12/2014 7:52PM

German scientists are developing insulation foam ground from wood. Ground from trees, the material could replace petrochemical plastics, say researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute.


Homag Says Flooring Machines Sales Peaked on Luxury Vinyl Tile

Posted: 03/11/2014 4:16PM

Homag flooring machinery sales hit a peak in 2013, largely with the popularity of luxury vinyl tile, eclipsing laminate and carpet in the U.S. and Europe. Laminate and cork flooring machines can process LVT.


Bioformix To Automate Instant Wood Glue Application

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/10/2014 7:50PM

Nexabond Instant Wood Adhesives maker Bioformix says it will automate quick-set glue application for production level cabinet and furniture makers, working with PVA, a specialist in adhesive dispensing systems.




Cefla Demonstrates Wood Printing and Finishing Technologies

Posted by Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 03/08/2014 5:54PM

Cefla will open up its finishing lab in Charlotte, NC, for its Cefla North America Live event, April 10-11, showing wood finishing and wood and panel printing and coating technologies.


Cutting Wood LP Recordings on an Epilog Laser

By Amanda Ghassaei Posted: 03/07/2014 1:26PM

Making maple wooden records, a program converts digital audio files into record cutting paths; it includes demos of some of the records I've cut on a laser cutter.


Eastern Millwork Advances Its Approach to Architectural Woodwork

By Wade Vonasek Posted: 03/05/2014 10:00AM

The architectural woodwork firm uses advanced software and extreme automation to streamline its workflow, reducing labor costs and improving installation speed and precision. Tour Eastern Millwork's plant during the Cabinets & Closets Expo.


Holz-Her Debuts Evolution Vertical CNC at Cabinets & Closets Expo

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 03/05/2014 9:35AM

The Holz-Her Evolution vertical machining center will have its North American trade show debut at Cabinets & Closets Expo 2014, April 9-11 in Somerset, NJ.


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