Woodworking Network will present two full-day symposiums the day before IWF opens on August 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both symposium topics, CNC and Closets, have been presented at IWF in the past and are back by popular demand. Registration is now open for IWF.

FDMC editorial director, Will Sampson, will moderate the CNC Symposium, which is designed to provide an intensive look at CNC manufacturing for the woodworking industry. Whether you are just starting to shop for your first CNC or you are a CNC veteran and looking for a new edge, this daylong event is designed to put you face-to-face with the experts who can answer your questions and help you get the most out of this important investment.  The CNC Symposium is sponsored by Mozaik, Castaly, Casadei-Busellato, Thermwood and CNC Factory. Topics include:

  • Buying your first CNC 
  • Software for CNC manufacturing
  • Getting the most from your CNC tooling 
  • Nesting vs. pod and rails, choosing the right CNC for advanced production
  • Why you need to know about additive manufacturing
  • What they don’t tell you when you buy a CNC 

Learn more.

Closets & Organized Storage editor, Michaelle Bradford, will moderate the Closets Symposium. Demand for organized closets, garages and other home storage areas will rise steadily. At the IWF 2022 Closets Symposium, you'll learn key industry research, design trends, business and marketing advice and more. Join these industry experts and discover more about this rapidly growing sector. The Closets Symposium is sponsored by CCF Industries. Sessions include:

  • State of the Closets & Home Storage Industry
  • How to Manage Client Expectations
  • Material and Surface Trends
  • Supply Chain Disruptions
  • How to Prepare Your Business for Sale
  • Build Business with Brand Engagement

Learn more.



IWF News

Leitz promotes new tooling, virtual training opportunities

At IWF, Leitz had planned to feature a range of tooling technologies and services, with products that include the ThermoGrip CNC chucks, PCD nesting routers, with Densimet bodies, WhisperCut PCD pre-mill cutters, WhisperCut EdgeExpert (high-shear) pre-mill cutters, and ProfilCut Q and Q Premium profiled insert systems.

IWF News

Challengers Award entrant Crows Nest promotes project management software

Crows Nest Software had not only planned to exhibit at IWF, but the company’s project management software was an entrant in the 2020 Challengers Award program. “We would have/are featuring Crows Nest Software, sharing its cohesiveness, extensibility and flexibility related to unique tailoring in terms of addressing each customer’s requirements,” explained Norm Fink of NPF Consultants, which represents the software company.

IWF News

In the wake of IWF cancel, virtual opportunities open doors for Northern Contours

“While we’re saddened to miss the in-person element of IWF, we’ll still be sharing the innovation and content we had intended to display at the show virtually,” said Emily LaPointe, marketing communications manager at Northern Contours. “This will be an all-hands-on-deck effort from our Marketing and Sales Team to keep the customer connections that are so vital to our business strong and supported. We’ve been hosting lots and look forward to even more webinars and video calls with our customers to keep the communication and inspiration flowing.”