Maximizing woodworking automation with a multi-CNC robotic integration

James Swanson, Product Manager at Stiles, together with our partner Automatech Robotik, continues our Woodworking Automation series.  Within this installment, you will understand how CNC and industrial robotic technology can be integrated into a system to decrease dependence on direct labor and create consistency in an otherwise inconsistent process.

Show Us Your Shop

Bacci operators disprove myth that mechanized manufacturing is not a craft

The highly specialized craftsmen at Mattiazzi, in Udine, Italy, operate the most sophisticated machinery available to the wood industry. A ten-axis CNC milling machine allows wood to take the complex shapes associated with injection-molded plastic. Operating such a machine is an art and Mattiazzi disproves the modern myth that mechanized manufacturing is not a craft.

Event Coverage

Biesse America celebrates expansion of headquarters and showroom

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wood manufacturing technology supplier Biesse has cut the ribbon on its new showroom at its grand opening of its new 23,000 sq.ft.  showroom in Charlotte, North Carolina. More than 300 people were expected to attend the April 7-8 event.
The addition is now complete and devoted to a new state of the art showroom fully equipped with machinery designed to host custom demonstrations, in-house events like 'Inside Biesse' and educational events.

IWF Products

Robotic CNC router technology from CNC Factory entered in IWF Challengers

SANTA ANA, Calif. - CNC Factory says its latest router technology, the XPR series, includes a patent pending robotic CNC innovation that the company says it has entered in the IWF 2016 Challengers Award program.
The robotics allow XPR-enabled models to complete jobs in record time, and XPRs, avaiable in Sidewinder or Viper versions, are also upgradeable as the business grows. 
 “A big challenge for companies prospecting a new CNC Machine purchase is the ability to adapt the machine to grow with their busines


The challenges of installing a new CNC router

The CNC arrived from Austria to our shop on January 27th, bright and early. We do not own a forklift, much to the chagrin of my employees, but across the street is an industrial steel plant, and they have been kind enough over the years to unload any machines that we have delivered. Thankfully, the unloading process was uneventful, and within an hour or so we had the machine safely nestled in its final resting place.