Technology

VIDEO: Are CoBots the FUTURE of the Small Shop?

Jonathan Katz-Moses, a Youtube influencer, home-shop woodworker, and inventor of a magnetic dovetail jig, tours a robotics factory to answer his question, "Are CoBots" the FUTURE of the Small Shop." He spent a week "playing" with the robotics at ATI Industrial Automation to examine these robots close up and make his own decision. Watch the video below and determine if the collaborative robots are the next "CNC" type of equipment that will be found in wood shops of the future.

New woodworking makerspace generates buzz

The grand opening of The Generator at Congdon Yards, a facility that provides access to state-of-the-art technology to start-ups, small companies and other size woodworking manufacturers in North Carolina, will take place Oct. 18-19.

Brad Cairns gives a tour of the Best Damn Doors booth at AWFS 2021

"What do you hate more than anything?", Brad Cairns, owner of Best Damn Doors in St. Thomas, Ontario asked his customers. They all said "Sanding!". Brad takes us on a tour around their booth at AWFS 2021 in Las Vegas including a showcase of their new sanding robot.  Brad is also a popular lean manufacturing columnist for FDMC Magazine and will be exhibiting at the upcoming WMS show being held November 4-6 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. 

An MDF product made from rice straw? Eureka!

Will Sampson, editorial director of Woodworking Network/FDMC Magazine, interviews Jeff Wagner, Executive Chairman at CalPlant, about the company's new MDF product Eureka at the recent AWFS 2021 in Las Vegas. Eureka is made from renewable post-harvest rice straw.