ShopBot Tools of Durham, NC, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of professional and affordable CNC routers, has announced a special offering for attendees at this summer's Association of Woodworkers and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) Fair in Las Vegas, NV July 17-20. For those who are seriously exploring CNC solutions in woodworking (or virtually any material), ShopBot will demonstrate the cutting of your design, live at the event.
Ryan Patterson, ShopBot Engineer, noted, “Our tools enable tremendous efficiencies for manufacturers, and really the best way to understand the power and precision of CNC technology is to see it in action. That's why we're providing this opportunity for interested professionals.”
Patterson invites show attendees to send him information about their product and production needs, and include a design, that ShopBot will cut on either the ShopBot PRSalpha 96 x 48, with Automatic Tool Changer, or the ShopBot Desktop MAX ATC. The design can be anything from a pencil sketch to a CAD drawing file. Get in touch via email at email@example.com. Contact Ryan by July 5th in order to “make the cut.” The ShopBot team will perform material cutting for a limited number of AWFS Fair attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.
ShopBot Tools has specialized in serving the needs of small to medium-size cabinetmaking, furniture, and other woodworking businesses for years. But their tools are also widely used on materials such as plastics, MDF, styrofoam, and non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, in a wide array of industries. "This includes aerospace, transportation, consumer products, sign making... the list is endless," noted Patterson.
Manufacturers using wood or other materials are encouraged to get in touch with the ShopBot team to discuss their production needs. “We're not just about providing tools, ShopBot is here to help solve problems. Aside from providing affordable CNC tools, what sets us apart is the group of services and resources we offer to support your success,” says Ted Hall, ShopBot CEO and Founder. Resources include free access to user forums, in-person and online training classes, and technical support.
About ShopBot Tools, Inc. (www.shopbottools.com)
Founded in 1996, ShopBot's mission is to make the empowering technology of digital fabrication widely accessible and usable. ShopBot's subtractive digital fabrication tools, working across a range of sizes, deliver the power, precision and reliability of digital tools traditionally costing thousands of dollars more. ShopBot tools are designed and built in Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Elias Woodwork is excited to continue expanding their Thermofoil products with the introduction of a new line of 5-piece Rigid Thermofoil (RTF) doors and drawer fronts. Using a 5-piece miter construction, these doors more closely resemble real wood doors and drawer fronts with the grain running in the direction of the stile and rail. Not only do RTF products offer color consistency throughout your project, they offer simulated exotic wood grain and painted doors at a considerable savings. They also offer the added benefit of being scratch, fade and stain resistant with joints that are not as affected by temperature variations. A significant feature to consider with RTF is the availability of nearly any accessory for your project including hundreds of molding profiles, corbels, valances, shelves and more. See our selection of wood molding profiles which can be wrapped to match the color of your project. With a 5 year warranty and shorter lead times, this product line can be an ideal option for new remodel and refacing projects.
Currently these doors are available in 5 frame profiles and 10 trendy colors that include wood grains and solid colors. Be sure to see the online gallery to view the new doors style and colors available. Elias is working on expanding the color collection and hope to have more options available in the near future.
Since 1983, Elias Woodwork has been manufacturing cabinetry and millwork components. Over the years we have developed a vast product selection with high quality finishes and competitive prices that continue to grow as we meet the needs of industry professionals. As a lean manufacturer, we can cater to a wide range of industries across North America and internationally.
The QANTO Electric Lift-Up System is the ultimate cabinet storage solution that maximizes space and accessibility. This innovative system adds functionality and style to usually difficult-to-access areas such as base corner cabinets in L-shaped and U-shaped kitchens and end cabinets of kitchen islands.
Ergonomic, QANTO is composed of two trays that rise from inside the cabinet at the push of a button, displaying their contents in full view and making everything easy to reach. Push the same button to make them descend back inside the cabinet. The trays are designed with an elegant crystal-glass effect rim that outlines the QANTO on the countertop.
The QANTO system comes pre-assembled in a complete cabinet with adjustable legs for easy integration. The unit simply plugs into a standard 120 V outlet.
Optimize every corner storage space by taking full advantage of the effortless movement to store heavier small appliances or a concealed serving station.
For more information on this product, please visit our website at: https://www.richelieu.com/QR/C/1209506
Richelieu is a leading distributor, importer and manufacturer of specialty hardware and complementary products for over 50 years. Offering a broad mix of more than 110,000 products sourced from suppliers around the world, Richelieu serves a customer base of more than 80,000 manufacturers and retailers through a network of 77 centers across North America and a high-performance e-commerce website. Richelieu remains at the forefront of design, style and innovation for 21st-century lifestyles.
The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) is pleased to announce the results of their annual election for the organization’s Board of Directors and the installment of their officers.
The CMA members re-elected James Fox of Fox Woodworking (Phoenixville, PA) and Chris Dehmer of Dark Horse Woodworking (Atlanta, GA) to serve another three-year term. Brian Clancy of Clancy Woodworking (Sherman, CT) was elected as a new board member to also serve for three years.
The Board has appointed the following officers effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020:
Exiting the board is Matt Krig of Northland Woodworks (Blaine, MN). The CMA expresses gratitude to Matt for his contributions for the betterment of the association during his six years on the board, which include serving as president for four years.
To contact any of the board members of the Cabinet Makers Association, please visit www.cabinetmakers.org/contact-us.
The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) announces that Guy Bucey will be the opening keynote speaker at the organization’s 2020 national conference, which will be held March 4-6 in St. Charles, Illinois.
To kick off the CMA’s second national conference, Bucey will share why you should “Stay in Your Lane” when it comes to being an effective leader. Bucey is the COO of Inova, a leading manufacturer and innovator in the furniture industry. Located in upstate New York, Inova focuses on the hospitality, contract, multi-family, student housing, and military markets. Bucey began his career at the company following his service in the Marines and quickly became a role model, known for demonstrating the power of teamwork.
“At Inova, we put a lot of focus on our leadership — we want to be mentors and teachers and not just people who are telling other people what to do. The exact term we use is ‘servant’ leadership,” explained Bucey. “We’re always working to cultivate, train, and teach other employees.”
Bucey’s keynote address coincides with the event theme which focuses on “2020 Vision” and the three sight lines of driving: looking in the rearview mirror to see where we have been, checking the blind spot to see what’s happening around us, and shifting gears to accelerate forward.
You don’t want to miss this event! For more information and to register, visit www.cabinetmakers.org/2020
Owners and managers of woodworking businesses challenged by a low number of job applicants and/or high employee turnover rate are encouraged to attend free College of Woodworking Knowledge seminar sessions featuring the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America at the AWFS Fair, July 17-20 in Las Vegas.
The WCA is scheduled to participate in a pair of free seminars of the fair’s Culture & Workforce Track and one free seminar in the Teacher track. The sessions include:
WCA – WIIFM: What’s In It For Me?
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17
Presenter: Patrick Molzahn, director of Cabinetmaking & Millwork, Madison College and secretary of the WCA
Whether you are in education or in industry, this session will provide ideas that you can use to implement the Woodwork Career Alliance credentialing system to create and manage a training program in your school or business. The presenter, who has used the WCA Skill Standards to shape his curriculum, will demonstrate how to improve your training program and discuss how members can take advantage of the WCA’s online library of videos, educational materials and other training resources to help you accomplish your goals faster and better.
Finding, Training and Retaining Workers
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18
Presenter: Patrick Molzahn, director of Cabinetmaking & Millwork, Madison College and secretary of the WCA
Where are all the workers? If only I could find someone with skills. These millennials just don’t have the work ethic we expect. Does this sound familiar? In a tight labor market, you need to get creative. This seminar will provide strategies to overcome many of the challenges you face recruiting and retaining quality employees.
Building a Training Program for Your Workers
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 19
Presenters: Scott Nelson, president of the WCA & Patrick Molzahn, director of Cabinetmaking & Millwork, Madison College and secretary of the WCA
Are you looking to create you own in-house training program? This ‘nuts & bolts’ session will show you how to get started and how you can access ready-made resources to make the job easier. The presenters will discuss how to assess new candidates on layout and measurement and how to customize your training template. Come to this session to learn:
In addition to those three free seminars, instructors of two WCA EDUcation™ institutions will present sessions in the Teacher track. John Stearns of the MiLL is scheduled to talk on Classroom Tool Safety, Teacher Curriculum and Resources, and How to Get Money for Your Program & Spend It Wisely. Mark Smith of Reed Cutler High School will discuss AutoCAD for the Woodworking Program and Marketing Your Program: How to Get Started.
To learn more and register for AWFS Fair seminars, visit awfsfair.org.
ShopBot announces the launch of its Subscription CNC program, emphasizing a simple, straightforward service that makes it easy to put a ShopBot CNC tool to work for your business. For one monthly payment, Subscribers can put a Handibot® Smart Power Tool, ShopBot Desktop, ShopBot Desktop MAX, or ShopBot Buddy® tool into production and access ShopBot’s world-class team of trainers, web training resources, and in-house support. There are no shipping fees and no cancellation fees. Subscription terms start with a minimum three-month commitment.
Making CNC technology and tools accessible to everyone has been a commitment from ShopBot Tools since first starting in 1996. ShopBot continues to believe that even the ‘little guy’ should be able to successfully employ the capabilities of CNC—making small- to medium-size shops competitive in today’s market.
The ability to cut, drill, machine, and sculpt with precision and repeatability is not just for big companies any longer. CNC lets you produce things that cannot be made effectively by hand. The progress of modern mechanization makes the technology much more affordable, easier to master, and practical. Subscription CNC now makes it possible for just about anyone to access.
“This is a service of a special kind available to individuals, companies, schools, and groups interested in having production assets at hand without distraction. When the subscription has served its function for you, and you’ve developed the resources and confidence for an investment, then you can cancel the subscription and build-out with equipment—now with a better understanding as to what you need,” Jeanne Taylor, ShopBot’s Director of Sales and Marketing, explains. There is no long-term obligation or cancellation fee. Subscribers can trade-up or down on tool size as necessary.
Subscription CNC is not a sale or a financed-sale. Subscription CNC is different from leasing. Lease and rent-to-own programs are good, but they create a sales transaction rather than a partnership. ShopBot has 20+ years of experience in providing CNC tools to businesses and individuals alike—something that is readily apparent by the success of over 10,000 ShopBotters. “We know how to deliver the goods, the tools, the training, the support, and the resources to be productive and creative,” adds Taylor.
Subscribers will be shipped new or ‘good-as-new’ tools. ShopBot will continuously refurbish and recycle tools within the program and after these tools become heavily used, they will be offered to communities in need. Prolonging the life-cycle of products is the best way to get a full life out of all the things we make.
ShopBot Tools Founder and CEO, Ted Hall summarizes, “Just like a traditional tool sale, we take responsibility for delivering tools that work and keep working. Subscription CNC is a new kind of accessibility that can help a small shop, program, a group, or an individual jump-start their work. It is our plan for making CNC even more obtainable to anyone who wants to make use of it.”
Visit the ShopBot website for details on ShopBot’s Subscription CNC program: www.shopbottools.com/SubscriptionCNC
ShopBot Tools celebrated its 20th year in 2016 and continues to live their mission of making digital fabrication tools widely accessible and user-friendly. ShopBot's CNC routers deliver the power, precision, and reliability of tools traditionally costing thousands of dollars more.
ShopBot is one of the largest producers of digital fabrication equipment for small-to-mid sized manufacturing, DIY, and education markets. The company also provides unparalleled support for its user community with forums, production support services, and specialized training classes. All ShopBot tools are designed, built in, and supported from ShopBot’s Durham, NC headquarters.
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