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Wood Industry 4.0: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Sepp Gmeiner and Georg Frey, Lignum Consulting Posted: 04/17/2015 9:52AM

Industry 4.0 will be the buzz at LIGNA 2015, drawn from European wood manufacturing and other industries. It is based on high-tech strategy of the German government to promote computerization on a much larger scale than is currently used.


Automating Your Cut List Is Surprisingly Easy

By Ethan Abramson Posted: 04/14/2015 2:47AM

With CutList Plus Express you figure out the pieces you need, add dimensions, type of material, and you get easily readable, professional looking, and completely accurate cut and material list. On a kitchen project it saved me a good half hour of work.


Interprint Develops Wide Panel High Speed Inkjet Printing Press

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/11/2015 12:59PM

Interprint, whose decor papers and films are widely used in laminate panel and moulding production, has inaugurated a high-speed, wide format inkjet system, the KBA RotaJET VL, for digitally printed decorative panels.


A Virtual Craftsman Chair Kit Using Autodesk Inventor

Posted: 04/10/2015 10:56AM

Using 3D data from multiple sources, including Autodesk Inventor, to publish a how-to-assemble it video manual for a craftsman chair.




Growing Furniture: Training Trees to Grow Into Chairs

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/09/2015 8:44PM

Gavin Munro's Full Grown project is training trees to grow into the shapes of chairs, lamps, tables and other furniture. His topiary tree farm project would gradually scale up if the products attract customers.


For Kitchen Cabinet Planning, Lowe's Augments Reality

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/08/2015 3:19PM

A room visualizer for kitchen cabinet, pantry, closet and other room designers placed in two Lowe's home improvement centers in Toronto, is intended to help couples better imagine their remodeling projects.


Virginia Tech FutureHaus Kitchen Is CNC-friendly

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/07/2015 8:22AM

A cartridge kitchen design that lends itself to automated manufacturing is CNC-friendly. Virginia Tech Center for Design Research FutureHAUS project explores integration of technology with architecture for industrialized home production.


Vacuum Pressing Technology: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: 04/02/2015 1:24PM

What do woodworkers want to know about vacuum pressing technology and applications? Here are 5 of the most frequently asked questions.


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