2017 AWFS Visionary Awards

Uneeda's rhomboidal coated sanding material reduces heat from friction

Uneeda, a manufacturer of coated abrasives and sanding technology, has introduced what it calls AKF material with Rombex technology - a unique rhomboidal coated pattern that provides increased dust extraction and a longer lifespan. It also vastly reduces the heat caused by friction by dispersing the heat more evenly. Reduced friction and improved dust extraction lead to longer machining time and fewer line stops to replace worn materials.
 
The material and technology won a Visionary Award at the 2017 AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, held July 19-22.

Award-winning drawer slide fasteners enable complete, tool-less installation

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.