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FDMC Magazine

Wood machine set-up: the time-wasting culprit fingered in new study

Successful set-up time reduction efforts - a pillar of lean production - allow wood products manufacturers to reduce their lead-time and their work in process inventory (WIP), letting them be efficient even as they shrink batch sizes, shows a new study by Virginia Tech and FDMC magazine.


Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry looks at VirginiaTech FutureHaus 'cartridge' rooms

Virginia Tech’s FutureHAUS 'Kitchen of the Future' created a buzz at KBIS 2015 in Las Vegas. Like the kitchen, a 'Living Room of the Future' is designed to be manufactured as a 'cartridge,' ready to drop into homes. Rick Yohn, Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry, assisted in the first phases. A complete, full-scale house is the long term goal.


Virginia Tech FutureHaus Kitchen Is CNC-friendly

A cartridge kitchen design that lends itself to automated manufacturing is CNC-friendly. Virginia Tech Center for Design Research FutureHAUS project explores integration of technology with architecture for industrialized home production.