SIBO Live speakers share their presentations

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DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec -- The successful relaunch of Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO) featured free inforamtive presentations at the SIBO Live stage. 

Topics ranged from using robots to manufacture cabinets and sanding through the economic considerations of switching to water-based finishes and the impact of the Internet of Things on the woodworking industry.

Woodworking Network thanks each of the speakers for granting permission to post their permission to post their presentation slides in this article. 

Please note that all of the presentations are in French.

Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré
Christian Galarneau's opening keynote presentation equates the Quebec woodworking industry's labor challenges with adoption of Indusrtry 4.0 technologies.

Keynote: Adoption of Industry 4.0 by Quebec Wood Products Manufacturers

Presenter: Christian Galarneau, Sectoral labor committee for the door and window, furniture and kitchen cabinet industries

  • Presentation of the labor market situation in Quebec
  • Summary of the state of the situation on the use of 4.0 technologies in the wood products industry
  • Impact on labor requirements



Economic Considerations for Converting to Water-based Finishes

Presenter: Marc-André Bérubé, Project Manager – Finishing at INOVEM

  • Example of calculation of return on investment of a switch to water
  • Product cost situation
  • Installation costs
  • Impact on emissions and air quality
  • Waste management
  • Challenges and benefits 



How the Internet of Things Is Changing the Woodworking Industry

Presenter: Christopher Mancliere, Senior Software Specialist, Planit Canada

  • Introduction to IoT
  • IoT at the heart of the smart factory concept
  • Minimize downtime with the help of IoT
  • How tracking productivity using IoT improves operational efficiency
  • What are the challenges of implementing IoT in the Woodworking Industry?



Keynote: Roboistic's Pioneering Robot-Made Cabinetry

Presenter: Bastien Larouche, Founder & President of Roboistic RMC

  • State of the company -- Roboistic celebrates 10th anniversary
  • Overview of the robotic cut-band-drill-dowel work cell
  • The challenges and opportunities of robotic manufacturing



INOVEM's Robotic Sanding Project 

Presenter: Nicolas Pearson, Technology Advisor and Business Development, INOVEM

  • The expertise of CCTT INOVEM in a research project
  • Realizing the added value of a research partnership with the CCTT
  • Example of a sanding project using a collaborative robot


Christopher Mancliere Planit Canada SIBO Live
Christopher Mancliere dishes out advice for first-time CNC buyers.

Tips for Buying Your First CNC Machine

Presenter: Christopher Mancliere, Senior Software Specialist, Planit Canada

  • Choosing the right CNC machine for your operation -- nesting vs, pod and rails
  • What do you need to set up and run a CNC?
  • What types of software are available to go from design to manufacturing?
  • Operating and maintaining your CNC machine



Plans are in the works for SIBO 2024. Stay tuned for a save-the-date announcement. 

About Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO)
SIBO, historically the most important event for Quebec’s secondary wood products industry, provides an exclusive opportunity for manufacturers and distributors of woodworking machinery, tooling, software, cabinet hardware, lumber and board products, and much more to connect with manufacturers representing Quebec’s $8.2 billion wood products economy.

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
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Executive Briefing Conference, Sept. 26-28, 2023, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, Oct. 12-13, 2023, Spooky Nook Sports/Warehouse at the Nook, Manheim, Pa.

Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Nov. 2-4, 2023, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.


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