Archives for February 2016

Ligna Conference to debut in Hannover

Online registration  has now begun for the first international Ligna Conference, to be held at the Robotation Academy (located on the LIGNA showgrounds in Hannover, Germany) on 3 and 4 May 2016. The event is being staged by Deutsche Messe and the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association within VDMA. The conference fee (€249 plus VAT) […]

CNC router covers five axes

The MultiCam 8000 series 5-axis CNC routers offer a broad range of standard table sizes and Z-axis open-height configurations. Designed for high-speed, heavy-duty routing, the machines are said to be easy to configure to meet requirements in woodworking, plastics, non-ferrous metals and composites industries. Units are made of structural-steel, tubular-frame construction coupled with a moving-gantry […]

The Workshop Co-Op launches online

A new design co-op makes its debut online, offering commercial, tailor-made furniture and project consulting for those looking for authentic designs in the hospitality industry. The company looks to make purchasing personalized hospitality-centric furnishings more streamlined and effective for interior designers, architects, contractors, and virtually anyone who needs functional and beautiful furniture. The Workshop Co-Op is […]

CMA launches new website

The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) has introduced a fresh, new design of its website. The intent was to clean up the look and also the visitor experience, ultimately making the information you need easier to find. Check it out at and take some time to discover what the new site has to offer.

Sander line suitable for painting contractors

Festool USA recently introduced its award-winning line of multi-mode, Rotex sanders to professional painters. Each sander in Festool’s Rotex line has dual modes: a gear-driven aggressive rotary mode for rapid stock removal or polishing and a random orbital mode designed for finish or detail sanding. The Rotex line of multi-mode sanders also provides virtually dust-free […]

Door hardware claims recycled content

Hardware Renaissance has been crafting hand-forged iron and sand cast solid bronze hardware since 2002, using small batch and resource-sensitive production methods. Its solid bronze hardware contains a minimum 90% recycled content, and sand used in its sand casting is reconditioned and re-used. Its hand-forged iron hardware is completely handmade, using minimal energy resources. Patinas […]

Manual notching machine

Hoffman USA has introduced the MORSO NM manual notching machine. The NM is manually operated, standard-duty notching machine for the production of beaded face-frames, French-mitered cabinet doors as well as muntin and mullion joints. The manual model accepts material up to 4½ in. wide, allowing the operator to process a wide range of face frame […]

Edgebanding systems create invisible joints

The Lumina series from Weinig Holz-Her Canada Inc. offers a combination for processing panels: two systems for invisible joints. The Glu Jet application system for standard use of PUR glue and the Ltronic, the new laser edging unit from Holz-Her, which provides an integrated solution for processing laser edging. All current co-extruded and subsequently coated […]

Sails Benches wins furniture award

The project Sails Benches, designed by Les Ateliers Guyon in Verchères, Qué., won in the Furniture Category at the prestigious World Interiors News Awards 2015 in London. Félix Guyon, former face of “The Firm”, most recognized designing of the fourth Wharf (Quai no4) on Masson Street in Montreal, has decided to spread his wings. He […]

Smart lock system pairs with video doorbell

The Weiser Kevo smart lock powered by UniKey technology, and the Ring Video Doorbell now work together, enabling homeowners to secure and control their entire entryway. From their smartphones, homeowners can now see and speak with whoever is at the door via the Ring app, then quickly lock or unlock their Kevo smart lock. This […]