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Cefla's New MDF Inkjet Seeks To Replace Laminates, Edgebanding

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/14/2015 2:29AM

Cefla is inkjetting MDF panel with photorealistic oak and other species on panel surfaces and edges. The multi-step process, running at LIGNA 2015, waterproofs MDF with a flash-cured adhesive undercoat which is then inkjet imaged. A dedicated line matches edge printing.


Robotic Woodworkers: Technology Tightens Grip at LIGNA 2015

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/12/2015 5:56AM

Woodworking machines that engage operators for more productivity sets a baseline trend at LIGNA 2015. But smart machines that respond to the materials they process and are ready for Industry 4.0 connectivity is the next "big" thing in wood technology advances.


Leitz Shows Tooling With Embedded Chips at LIGNA 2015

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/11/2015 2:13AM

Leitz woodworking tools is showing prototypes of networked tooling at LIGNA 2015, with chips embedded to communicate to CNCs and other machinery and operations controllers. It is also presenting a research project called eApps4Production.


Scm Newest Edge Finish Units Adapt to Handle Delicate Laminates

Posted: 05/09/2015 7:23PM

Scm Group's Stefani edgebanders fitted with YU/SP – L end trimming units make machining very delicate materials extremely simple. New R - HD trimming units , RSU - HD chamfering units and RCS - HD edge scraper units minimize the interaction between panel and track feeler.




Find Wood Processing & Woodworking's Digital Future at LIGNA 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 2:58PM

At the giant woodworking show LIGNA 2015, many of the more than 1,500 exhibitors from 48 nations will reveal the digital future underpinning the as wood manufacturing moves to Industry 4.0: a shift to intelligent, fully integrated operations.


Indiana Furniture Invests in Enterprise Automation System

Posted: 05/08/2015 2:46PM

Indiana Furniture knows how to transform its business. Here's how it enabled special order runs by updating its enterprise operating system.


Transparent Veneer, Aromatic Acoustic Panel Win interzum Awards

Posted Karen Koenig | Posted: 05/08/2015 12:40AM

"Transparent" veneers, fragrant acoustic panels, wood-based foams and innovative hardware technology were among the nine products named "Best of the Best" by judges of the 2015 interzum Red Dot awards for intelligent material and design


First Lockdowel-OMAL 1300 To Appear at LIGNA 2015

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/04/2015 2:32PM

The first Lockdowel-OMAL 1300 (a CNC horizontal bore & insertion machine) is fully operational, reports Stephen Macdonald, CEO of Lockdowel. It will be seen at LIGNA 2015, then make its way through two more showings, including AWFS Fair 2015.


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