ST. ZOTIQUE, Quebec -- Lockdowel will present its glue-less, tool-less fastening system for cabinets, furniture and closets at CNC Automation’s Better Workshop grand opening in Quebec, Canada, October 4 to 6. CNC Automation is celebrating 27 years of service to the industry with the event, which will feature production demos, learning sessions and food.
Lockdowel Inc. says due to an increase in customers and popularity, the company has expanded to a new 9,000 square foot location at 41920 Christy Street in Fremont, California.
Lazy Lee, maker of rotating closets, chose Lockdowel for cabinet assembly.
Regency, Inc. has chosen Lockdowel EClips snap-together fastening for its Legacy conference tables. To allow for up to a 24-foot table to be built without tools from flat packaging, the company has incorporated Lockdowel glue-less, screw-less assembly.
Featuring the company's signature E-clips fastening technology, Lockdowel's new snap-on drawer slides enable complete, tool-less installation.
Tool-less green barbs utilize pre-drilled 8mm holes in the side panels of the drawer box. They go all the way through, beneath the dado, making them invisible after installation. Simply line up the slide and barbs with the holes, and press down.
LAS VEGAS - During AWFS 2017, Holz-Her and Lockdowel manufactured three new closet systems per day at Holz-Her's booth.
Holz-Her's fully operational work cell, featuring the new Sector vertical panel saw, the Auriga edgebander, and the Evolution Connect vertical CNC center, designs, machines and constructs the closet systems.
Closet modules are selected, and then components are cut, edgebanded and assembled using the Lockdowel EClips system – a 2017 AWFS Visionary Awards Finalist.
“Lockdowel makes the 5mm closet standard better by completely hiding the EClips fittings from view,” Lockdowel Co-founder and President Bryan Koelling says. “Like all of Lockdowel’s fastening solutions, complete closet assembly is glue-less and tool-less, allowing complete construction in about a third of the time.”
Lockdowel assembly requires no glue, saving 60 percent of the time and labor traditionally required for projects, the company says.
"Holz-Her sees the amazing value proposition Lockdowel adds to contractors and designers charged with building more efficient, attractive and easy-to construct closets," Michael Cassell CNC Holz-Her product manager adds. "Using our Holz-Her Evolution 7405 Vertical CNC Routing and Machining Center, and the 5 mm Lockdowel Mini EClips fasteners we will manufacture a master-built closet that we are proud to give to the Southern Nevada Boys and Girls Club following the show.”
Show attendees saw the work cell in fully-automated production every hour, on the hour in Booth 7065.
As a 27-year-old surfer, Bryan Koelling wanted to insert and remove his surfboard fin without glue or hardware. So he invented the Lockdowel fastener.
IRVINE, Calif. – Lockdowel and Laguna Tools will hold a productivity workshop for carpenters, cabinetmakers and furniture makers July 6 and 7, 2017, at the Laguna Tools headquarters, 2072 Alton Parkway in Irvine, California. Participants will see how using Lockdowel Eclips fasteners eliminates the need for glue and case clamps and increases assembly productivity. Laguna Tools will preview their new SmartShop LD4 automatic drilling and Lockdowel fastener insertion machine.
Bella IMC held an open house May 18 and 19 offering builders, cabinet makers and other industry professionals a first-hand look at its process of manufacturing cabinets using the Lockdowel EClips system in conjunction with Allmoxy and Cabinet Vision.
The free tech tour kicked off with a presentation from Lockdowel representatives — CEO Stephen Macdonald and Darin Johnson showing just how easy and quick it is to assemble a cabinet or drawer using the technology.
Next, Bella IMC President Chad Shelton discussed how reading the book “Good to Great” got his woodworking company to focus solely on making what it was good at building — cabinet boxes. That decision led him to connect with Macdonald and to implement a manufacturing process that integrates the Lockdowel EClips system with Allmoxy and Cabinet Vision.
Brady Lewis from Allmoxy gave open house attendees a brief review of the industrial revolution and how the internet has impacted manufacturing capabilities by offering tools to help companies automate.
Dan Bigelow from Cabinet Vision gave the last presentation of the day on how the software program is integrated in the entire manufacturing process.
Next, attendees saw a live demonstration of the streamlined process as panels were routed on the Morbidelli CNC router, edged banded on the SCM Olimpic K600, bored and fitted with the Lockdowel EClip fittings and then quickly assembled.
Besides the OMAL boring machine, additional machines capable of using the Lockdowel EClips system include Pillar Machines and Laguna Tools.
Lockdowel’s new Pillar Machine HPLD–Eclips CNC drill and insertion machine will debut at the Hermance Expo in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, May 10 and 11.