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ANAHEIM, CA –  Playing a prominent role in this year’s AWFS Fair is a new feature called The AWFS Stage, a show-floor destination which will be the site for a variety of programs, including a line-up of software intensives.

Formatted as “drop-by and learn sessions,” this host of software presentations is designed to give show-goers a taste of the variety of industry-specific software on the market , and assist them in making informed choices for their own work environments.

A series of 30-minute presentations will run on all four days of the show. Participating companies include: Alphacam-Cabinetvision-Cabnetware, KCD, CabinetPro’s SimplyPowerful Software, RSA Solutions (formerly Roger Shaw), Mozaik, Microvellum, CIM-Tech, TopSolid, Mastercam, DelCam, Amazon Canvas and Weinig USA. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about software features, applications and problem-solving. 

“Learning about software is a priority for attendees so this is an attempt to address that priority,” says Steve Regele, chair of the College of Woodworking Knowledge Committee for education at the AWFS Fair.

Topics range from maximizing CNC capabilities and using tablet PCs in your shop to learning tips for purchasing software, researching software, online learning and more.

“We are very excited, this is a unique opportunity,” says one participating company. “We exhibit in a lot of shows but no one has offered this to us before.” Slots for The Stage presentations filled immediately upon being offered to software companies. The Stage will be located on the main show floor, in Booth #5531.

The Stage will also be the destination for a variety of Power Tool Demonstrations and awards presentations.

Attendees can pick up a full schedule of Stage presentations on-site.


Wednesday, July 22

1:30 p.m. – Mobile Cabinet Design Technology: Less Work, More Play,
Jacqueline Hall, KCD Software

2:30 p.m.  – Inside Tips for Purchasing Software
Frank D. Jimenez, Cabinet Pro SimplyPowerful® Software

3:30 p.m.  – Getting the Most out of your Software and Researching Design Software, Don Bigelow, Alphacam/Cabinet Vision/Cabnetware

Thursday, July 23

9:15 a.m. – True Integrated Solutions, Connecting Everything (woodCAD/CAM & Cut-Rite), Shawn Maberry, RSA Solutions (formerly Roger Shaw & Associates),

10:15 a.m. – Manage your Manufacturing Experience, Olivier Esposito, TopSolid Software

11:15 a.m. – Maximizing your CNC Router Capabilities with Mastercam CAD/CAM Software,
Keith Butzgy, Mastercam/CNC Software Inc.

12:30 p.m. – Using Tablet PCs as a Tool in your Shop,
Roger Taylor, Mozaik Software, Inc.

Friday, July 24, 2015

9:15 a.m. Visionary Awards Presentation
Visionary Awards, which honors the best new products of the year. Products are judged on creativity, quality and ingenuity, with winners chosen in five categories: Environmental, Ergonomics, Safety, Plastics Supply and Technology, Innovative Technology and Productivity. Join us to see which companies takes home this prestigious award.

10:30 a.m. – Acrylic Tank Manufacturers Wayde and Brett from the hit show “TANKED.”
Animal Planet’s television series “TANKED” follows the operations of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of custom-designed aquariums, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM),owned by brothers-in-law Wayde King and Brett Raymer. Living the dream designing and manufacturing some of the largest and most extravagant acrylic tanks in the world does come at a cost. With great success comes great challenges. Join Wayde and Brett, two of the country’s most successful aquarium builders, discuss their journey to success.

12:30 p.m.-  Microvellum Software: An End-to-End Solution for Design to Manufacturing, Ralph Butler, Microvellum Software

1:30 p.m.  –  Industry 4.0: Mass Customization of Parametric Joinery
Daniel Dew, Weinig USA

2:30 p.m. – Automating CAD/CAM in the Real World 
Sheldon Prom, CIM-Tech.com, Inc.

4:00 p.m. – Fresh Wood Student Woodworking Competition Awards Ceremony
Glimpse the future of the industry in this exciting student contest. View entries and cast your vote for the People’s Choice award at the Fresh Wood booth, then return for the awards ceremony to find out if your favorites won. Special guest speaker, Kayleen McCabe.

Saturday, July 25

9:15 a.m. – Don’t Just Create with Wood, Paint with It,
Don Duan, Amazon Canvas

10:15 a.m. – Delcam’s CAD/CAM Educational Endeavors and Distance Learning,
Jeffrey Foster, Delcam

*Power Tool schedule coming soon!


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