Archives for May 2017

Paint colour of the year for 2017

Announced during the launch of AkzoNobel’s annual trends forecast (known as ColourFutures), Denim Drift is said to be the foundation for an inspirational palette of paint colors centered on the expected global social and design trends for the upcoming year. The forecast is said to be regarded as a vital resource for all those working […]

All-in-one CNC machine for cabinet making

Optimus from Axyz International is a heavy-duty industrial CNC router combining a customized machine configuration, dedicated support and a range of specially designed machine options suitable for cabinetry or general woodworking. The router accommodates widths from 49.5 to 74.5 in. and lengths from 96 in. to 20 ft. A steel base and an 8 in. […]

Panel preparation machine

Top and bottom brushing machine from Cefla Finishing offers thorough cleaning of panels prior to applying coatings. The Smartclean machine is said to feature easy controllability and high-output. Units can be configured for different types of production requirements. Inverter-driven brushes and conveyor are all independently controllable via touch-screen control. One single frame includes different units […]

Flooring cutter tooling heads

Charles G. G. Schmidt has added in-house machinery to be able to manufacture and offer tooling to manufacturers of flooring using HSK power lock machines. Tools can be made to their industry standard profile or a custom profile. These tool heads are designed to mount into the machine in seconds and make changing inserts quick […]

Custom product configurator

Configrr has introduced a web product/pricing configurator for small- and medium-sized wood products manufacturers. The online configurator overcomes the complex pricing model problem of selling online, the company says. The configurator is said to save hours in sales and quoting, and reduces data entry errors. Customers coming to the manufacturer’s site enter their own product […]

Compact vertical panel saw

The Striebig Compact vertical panel saw from Colonial Saw cuts edges on particle board, acrylics, composites, plastic and non-ferrous metal panels to an accuracy of 1/10 mm. The unit cuts up to 5 x 10 ft panels with cutting stations 40 in. on center (1 m optional). The free standing, one-piece fully welded frame incorporates […]

Wood chip briquetting press machines

Wood chip briquetting press machines from Felder are available in either a right or left handed setup. The stable base allows for quick setup times and can be combined with a Felder clean air dust extractor, the company says. The sturdy construction of the briquette presses makes them suitable for continuous operation, it adds. Units […]

E-letter: Clouds from both sides now

Watching politics these days is like watching a cloud of mosquitoes. If you focus on any individual, it can go in any direction, but if you back off and refocus, you can see it’s all one cloud and it moves as one. And you can’t get away from it. Sunday, France elected a man married […]

Canada-EU trade agreement opens doors

After three years of negotiations and two prime ministers, the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada has been ratified by their respective houses of parliament. But what does this free trade agreement now mean for Canada’s secondary wood processing industry? That Canada is almost exclusively an importer of woodworking […]