Biesse demonstrating latest panel processing technology in Montreal event
April 13, 2018 | 5:39 am CDT
Inside Biesse event at Montreal-area showroom in Mirabel, QC

Photo By Bill Esler

MONTREAL - Biesse Group is holding an open house its state-of-the-art Montreal showroom (located in suburban Mirabel), in a two-day Inside Biesse event that launched April 12
Biesse is showcasing its latest technological innovations as industry professionals gathered to exchange ideas and discuss the new technology that is shaping the future of manufacturing. Included in the discussions is Sophia, Biesse’s new IoT (Internet of Things) platform, and cloud-based software management tool that provides a dashboard of real-time data on machine status, performance, and functionality.
Matt Fleming, Biesse Canada's VP Sales
Capitalizing on the flow of digital information, Biesse also hosted production design and production software providers Mastercam, Planit Canada and Microvellum, as well as Web-Cab, which demonstrated its Production Assistant, and MES (Manufacturing Execution Software) that integrates data for both manual assembly and automated plant machinery. 
Web-Cab Production Assistant Marc-Andre Binet and Jonathan Saucier
Showing Web-Cab Production Assistant are Marc-Andre Binette and Jonathan Saucier
Matt Fleming, Biesse Canada's VP Sales, says business has been picking up, most recently in the furniture manufacturing segment. "We've seen an increase in investment lately in the business furniture area," Fleming says.
Biesse is using the Spring Inside Event both to demonstrate its a wide range of 4.0-ready machines, systems, and software, but to show the latest technology in automated sanding, Evolution seamless zero joint edgebanding, and nested CNC panel processing. The award-winning Viet S211 robotic hand sanding system, which can automatically interchange a selection of  hand sanding power tools, is on the floor and demonstrated sanding five-piece doors in a video. 
Biesse Group designs, manufactures, and distributes machines, integrated systems, and software for the producers of furniture, door/window frames, components for the construction, ship-building, and aerospace industries. Founded in Pesaro in 1969, by Giancarlo Selci, the company has been listed on the Stock Exchange (STAR segment) since June 2001 and currently counts 4000 employees throughout the world. The Inside Biesse event runs through today.

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Bill wrote for, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.