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Tropical Organix: An Exotic Artisanal Panel

Posted: 04/18/2013 8:13PM

Newly reintroduced by Architectural Systems, Tropical Organix brings a contemporary organic sensibility into commercial environments. The natural tapestry of coconut shells, teakwood and palmwood add an artisan-­‐ crafted aesthetic to walls, ceilings, furnishings and display elements.


How to Keep Your Lumber Cost Low

By Rick Hill Posted: 03/06/2013 8:13PM

The most expensive raw material in most wood manufacturing plants is the lumber. Keeping a handle on the recently rising market and a steady supply are essential to staying profitable.


10 Reasons to Outsource Wood Components

Posted: 03/06/2013 11:33AM

A lighthearted look at 10 reasons to outsource wood components.


Where Does Your Dust Go?

By Harry S. Guensche Posted: 02/18/2013 3:19PM

Tooling development has made major steps forward in the last 25 years. Manufacturers have come up with sophisticated tool design and cutting materials, as well as improved quality and reliability of tools. These developments greatly expanded options for manufacturers in their choice of workpiece materials; noise levels could be reduced and tool performance was pushed. Tooling producers even researched peripheral areas such as the interface to the machine, which brought new tool holders (e.g. HSK tool holder and hydro sleeves) and spindle designs with accuracy and efficiency never seen before (high precision HF spindle). In their effort to optimize tooling performance, R&D departments widened research beyond the tool to include teams comprised of universities, machine manufacturers, raw material producers and tool users to find solutions for very complex problems like dust extraction.




Wood Components & Dimension Stock: WCMA Outlook

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/02/2013 2:51PM

Steve Lawser, former executive director of the Wood Component Manufacturers Association, offers additional comments on the state of the industry.


'Materials & Nature' Piazza at Interzum

Posted: 12/17/2012 4:29PM

See, smell, hear, feel and taste – visitors to interzum 2013 can expect a real sensory and emotional experience: The “Materials & Nature” piazza in hall 6 brings real wood exhibits and decor together in one space. Visitors can tour the five different areas, each requiring them to apply a different sense, where they can discover future trends in furniture and interior design.


Cabinet Components: Doors and Drawers

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 10/08/2012 10:25AM

Two vital components in cabinets are its doors and drawers. From door finishes, frames to dovetail drawer construction, these components can provide a variety of style and design options for the custom woodworker.


5-Axis Spurs Wood Components Work at Four Corners

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 10/04/2012 12:49PM

Mastercam software helps Four Corners produce not only wood components, but amorphous shapes in wood and other materials.


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