John Murphy, founder of KCD Software, to present at CNC Symposium

John Murphy, founder of KCD software, will present at the CNC Symposium, a comprehensive day-long program running in conjunction with the 2018 International Woodworking Fair at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Sponsored by RSA Solutions and presented by FDMC magazine and the Woodworking Network, the CNC Symposium runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, the day before IWF starts. The symposium is designed as essential in-depth information for shop owners, manufacturers and business leaders already using or considering implementing CNC technology in their operations.

Murphy will present a segment in the symposium titled “Choosing Software for Your CNC.” With four decades of custom cabinetmaking experience and 35 years continually developing integrated design and production software, Murphy will address the fundamental questions for custom woodworking shops to consider before investing in or expanding their CNC capabilities, including:

• The different types of CNC machines available;
• Determining which equipment is best suited for specific business models;
• What adding or expanding CNC technology can or cannot do for your business;
• Finding the right software fit in terms of capability, required technical expertise and goals;
• Considerations for minimizing disruption when implementing new CNC capabilities; and
• How to optimize your investments in agile manufacturing.

Geared toward both small shops and larger manufacturers, the CNC Symposium covers a wide variety of CNC-related topics and gives attendees an opportunity to talk to suppliers and CNC experts face-to-face. Other topics include the future of CNC manufacturing, CNC tooling, aggregates, and outsourcing CNC services.

Details and registration for the CNC Symposium are available at:

For more information about KCD Software contact, Ken Frye, executive project manager, KCD Software at 508-760-1140 or [email protected].



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William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editorial director of Woodworking Network and FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.