Archives for August 2016

Compact CNC machine for custom manufacturers

Vitap S.p.A. and Atlantic Machinery has announced the new version of the Point K2, a compact CNC machine that is designed for custom manufacturers and also for flexible, high-production environments. The unit is now available in a 1200 mm width and an upgraded version called the 1200 Top, which features three additional vertical independent spindles […]

In-line moisture metering

In-line moisture meters both for vertical and linear applications are available from Brookhuis. The MSR strength grading equipment comes in both hand-held and in-line instruments with a capacity from 0 to 180 logs/min. The new Ultra Sonic internal crack detection device can be integrated with different handling systems, scanner line and planer line. Strength grading […]

Laser edging equipment produces “invisible” joints

The Ltronic from Holz-Her has an NIR (near infrared radiation) module that activates the functional layer of laser edging using electronic controls. The result is said to be perfect, invisible joints resulting from matching the color of the panel surface to the specific edging. Users obtain a cost-effective alternative to laser and hot-air processes, applying […]

Laser machine engraves on different surfaces

The SN4836 laser system from AP Lazer provide a 48 x 36 in. engraving area. With a patented removable laser top, this laser machine is said to offer little to no size or weight restrictions, allowing users to engrave or cut large/heavy items that a traditional ‘boxed-up’ laser machine cannot. The 100 W laser tube […]

Degree in debt

The lead story in the August 2016 issue of Consumer Reports highlights the financial stresses of higher education with the cover blurb: “I kind of ruined my life by going to [university].” That was from Jackie Krowen, 32, in Portland, Ore., who owes $152,000 in student debt. “You didn’t have to meet with anybody,” she […]

July-August 2016 Wood Industry

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All-in-one software for cabinets, doors

Cabinet Pro software is an application for both the small cabinet shop and the large manufacturer of cabinets, entertainment centres, doors, desks and closets. The platform produces detailed shop and finished drawings, floor plans, elevations, 3D perspectives, unlimited user-defined cultists, material reports, door reports, bidding, financial charts and reports, and panel optimization. The company says […]