ATLANTA - Winners of the 2016 Challengers' Distinguished Achievement Award were announced Aug. 24 during the International Woodworking Fair. Selected from a field of 21 finalists, the seven winners include two hardware items, one cutting tool, and four machine technologies:
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A new profile sanding tool system uses flexible backing on the abrasives so the sanding head doesn’t deflect when pressure is applied.
Taurus Craco Machinery Inc. and Mimbus, provider of products for machine operator training, have introduced new on-the-job training simulators for wood products manufacturers.
Industry judges have selected the Vitap Point Acoustic 1200 Boring Machine as one of 21 finalists in the 2016 IWF Challengers Award.
Fusing technology and aesthetics, Salice's Air hinge is fully adjustable in three directions, features a soft-close mechanism, and is nearly invisible.
With IWF right around the corner, anticipation for the 50th annual Challengers' Award winners is at its peak. Twenty-one Challengers finalists will be judged on the IWF show floor Tuesday, August 23, the day before IWF. Check out a detailed list of the finalists here.
Holz-Her premium edgebanders now feature fully automatic multiple tool technology that allows profiles to be changed at the push of a button, without opening the machine hood.
Biesse's Viet Opera R robotic sanding machine sands panels in any direction and on different planes, as well as on the inside of profiles and shaped edges. Panels can be machined following the grain of the wood.