GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Stiles Machinery, a supplier of machinery to the woodworking industry, recently announced that Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme AG has been awarded a patent for laserTec, a laser technology for application of edges onto panels.

The process entails melting the surface of the edging material to be banded by means of a laser beam before pressing it directly onto the work piece. This process produces edges to a previously unattainable standard of quality with practically no visible join, according to Stiles.

As the exclusive U.S. distributor for Homag, Stiles is hosting a laserTec seminar to learn more about this new production technique on Oct. 21 and 22 at its Grand Rapids facility. Online registration is available at

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