Automatic tool changers expand CNC router options

Axyz has introduced two automatic changer options (ATC) with capacity for either 10 or 14 tool stations. Additionally, its existing 7 and 21 station units were upgraded with improved mechanics and drive motors. The 10G unit fits in the same housing as the 7G system and the 14G unit fits in the 21G system. Interchangeable […]

Industry reference manual for tooling introduced

The Leitz Lexicon Edition 7 industry resource manual is now available in both print and PDF versions. The book is used by manufacturers to maximize the efficiency, productivity and longevity of their tools, according to Leitz. Edition 7, the latest version, features a new layout and user-friendly structure with each product category in a compact […]

Laminate veneer door styles introduced

The Winchester variation is the newest decorative laminate veneer (DLV) door style available in Memento from Elias Woodwork. The pattern is said to add shabby chic to any kitchen or bath design. The company’s Portico and Mystique door styles are also available in Memento with supporting sheet goods, moldings and other components. DLV is very […]

Compact wide belt sander provides four sanding units

The MFA Impression series wide belt sander from Akhurst is said to be a compact, rigidly structured machine design that can take up to four calibration, cross and longitudinal sanding units and disk brush units (RUT) as well as additional brush units. The modular machine permits the choice of belt access and operator side, providing […]

CNC solution for furniture and frame construction

Weinig has added to its Conturex CNC platform with a new system for furniture and frame construction called C 125 Vario Furniture. The new development is designed as a double-part system with special individual clamping technology. In keeping with this design, the system has parallel charging and unloading, which allows an output of 2 parts […]

Thick veneer edging suitable for high traffic areas

Edgemate produces a line of thick veneer edgebanding products available in 1.0 to 3.0 mm thicknesses. Thick edgebanding is constructed by laminating multiple layers of the real wood veneers together using formaldehyde free Polyurethane (PUR) adhesive. The PUR adhesive between each layer form bonds within the wood that increases flexibility, increases productivity and reduces coil […]

Hinge hardware allows doors to mount flush with walls

Model HES3D-70 hinge hardware from Sugatsune allows installing hinged doors flush with the wall, resulting in a seamless look. Covers hide all screw heads for clean appearance and are available in dull nickel, black, and dull chrome finishes. Specifications include a door weight maximum of 9 kg with 2 pieces and 12 kg with 3 […]

Carbon politics

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Old world technical ingenuity at home on the prairie

The land in southern Manitoba may be flat as a billiard table, but the ambition here is a mountainous as the Rockies. Over generations, Germans and other immigrants have exercised their wood craft skills to create scores of successful businesses, large and small. Here in Winkler, Man., 20 km from the U.S. border at North […]

Family business, Costa Rica style

Dropping out of the clouds over San José, Costa Rica, you get the feeling you are a long way from Canada. The view includes a few modern buildings, but many of the residences are walled and you discover as you drive past in your rental car that the walls are commonly topped with razor wire — a reminder that Costa […]