Chris Corrales, the owner of CNC Factory (CNCFactory.com) in Santa Ana, California, will speak to the Cabinet Makers Association, August 21 at their IWF Atlanta Breakfast, one day prior to the IWF show. Corrales will cover what is new in CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment for woodworking and what is newly improved. The breakfast will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Centennial Olympic Park at 7:30am.
Corrales will discuss:
1) 3rd Generation CNC Robotics;
2) The new CNC Factory Printing and Marking Block - allows each cut piece to be labeled with post production instructions; and
3) The new Lockdowel Scorpion boring and insertion machine - enables flat-pack shipping and cabinet assembly without using screws or glue.
“Because CNC Factory manufactures equipment in the United States, we can incorporate industry advances quickly, expertly and affordably. Just like we have with the with the Scorpion Lockdowel LDR machine,” Corrales says. “Our LDR machine is equipped with third generation, technology, production controls, real-time virtual support, automated gun cleaning, precise laser measuring - and it’s designed for one operator, even when working with large productions.”
According to the company, CNC Factory will have five different CNC machines on display at IWF:
--Python Router with loading and unloading - $69,000
--Viper Router - $32,900
--Badger 3600AT Edgebander - $16,900
--Cyclone 4896 Thermofoil Press - $23,900
--Scorpion Lockdowel Drilling and Inserter - $69,900
“We will have the newest in CNC equipment at IWF Building C booth 2722. Everyone is invited to come see our live demos throughout the show,” Corrales says.
About CNC Factory
Chris Corrales has more than 20 years of cabinet making expertise. His real-world experience inspired him to start building better CNC machines 13 years ago, with a clear goal of helping companies embrace CNC automation. His mission: To make CNC automation as common place as a table saw.
Today this vision is core as CNC Factory designs and manufactures high quality precision CNC routers, machining centers, edgebanders, Lockdowel insertion machines and thermofoil 3D presses to meet the urgent business needs of customers.
At CNC Factory, providing the fastest, most accurate and dependable CNC Machines and supporting products is only the beginning of meeting customers’ needs. “We never leave them all by themselves,” Corrales promises.
Power up your needs with CNC Factory and capture more opportunities within your market! CNC Factory 2001 South Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705 714-581-5999, CNCFactory.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Stiles Machinery will offer a look at some of their world-class CNC solutions for manufacturers of all sizes at this year’s International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta, Georgia, August 22-25, 2018. Included in Stiles wide-range of CNC technology on display at this year’s show, will be HOMAG’s brand new line of CNC technology. This will be the first time HOMAG’s newly designed machines will be available to the North American market since their recent launch at the HOLZ-HANDWERK fair in Nuremberg, Germany.
Included in this new line of CNC machines, is the HOMAG CENTATEQ N-500 nested based router. Made right here in the United States, the CENTATEQ N-500 is a powerful, and efficient nesting solution for high-speed processing and maximum precision over the total working width. Featuring increased drilling and tool changing capabilities, C-Axis with Flex5 functionality and easy-to-use touch-screen controls, the CENTATEQ N-500 offers the perfect solution for manufacturers of all sizes who depend on German-quality machining at an American-made value.
Stiles will also showcase the HOMAG CENTATEQ N-300 series router featuring a new compact machine platform for manufacturers who require the same power and efficiency they’ve come to expect from HOMAG’s world-class CNC technology, in a much smaller footprint. The CENTATEQ N-300 series requires a 30% smaller operating footprint, and a 50% smaller non-operating footprint compared to a traditional HOMAG CNC router.
In addition to HOMAG’s wide range of flat table CNC solutions, Stiles will also highlight HOMAG’s powerful CNC machining centers including the DRILLTEQ V-200 . The DRILLTEQ V-200 features a vertical machining footprint that requires minimal floor space, making it a perfect solution for both small shops and large industrial operations. With zero setup and change-over times regardless of part size, as well as vertical and horizontal boring, routing and grooving all within one extremely small platform, the DRILLTEQ V-200 is YOUR SOLUTION for achieving more with less.
For more information about Stiles’ comprehensive line of CNC machinery, visit www.stilesmachinery.com.
For every challenge, there is a solution, discover YOUR SOLUTION for powerful CNC technology in Stiles’ booth #5035 and #5053 at IWF 2018 this August.
About Stiles Machinery
As the industry’s leading provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, Stiles has been helping manufacturers
throughout North America increase their efficiency and productivity for over 50 years. With world-class machinery
backed by an experienced and responsive support team, extensive parts inventory, unique upgrade capabilities
and a nationally accredited education and training program, Stiles offers solutions that equip companies for
success in every area of their business. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Stiles has regional offices in
High Point, North Carolina; Bristol, Pennsylvania; Coppell, Texas; and Rancho Cucamonga, California. Stiles is a
proud member of the HOMAG Group, a global leader in the production of industrial manufacturing machinery.
Seminar focused on repurposing felled community trees receives strong sponsorship push from Wood-Mizer, Richelieu, Dynabrade and Safety Speed Manufacturing.
An intriguing mix of companies exhibiting at the International Woodworking Fair have signed on as sponsors of “The Urban Wood Movement Is NOW! Come Join the Movement.” The free 90-minute seminar is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 24 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The diverse cast of urban wood seminar sponsors include Wood-Mizer, Richelieu, Dynabrade and Safety Speed Manufacturing.
“It is extremely gratifying to see these four major companies throw their support behind the concept of utilizing community and landscape trees at the end of their service as lumber and wood products when possible,” said Rich Christianson, a representative of the Urban Wood Network, organizer of the event. “We’re excited to educate woodworkers about the benefits of networking with local tree care professionals and sawyers to use locally reclaimed lumber in their custom projects.”
The IWF seminar will feature expert presenters representing expanding urban wood networks in the Midwest, West Coast and Southeast. Each of their presentations will shed light on opportunities to repurpose urban wood otherwise destined for the chipper or landfill to make high-quality lumber, slabs, furniture, flooring and other wood products.
About the IWF Urban Wood Seminar Sponsors
Wood-Mizer of Indianapolis, IN, (booth 6575) is the lead sponsor of the IWF urban wood seminar. As a world-wide leader in the manufacture of narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, Wood-Mizer has long been a strong advocate of repurposing trees felled in the urban wood as lumber and wood products. The company’s diverse product offering also includes wideband sawmilling equipment, re-saws, kilns, moulders/planers, pallet recycling equipment, and bandsaw blades.
“With Wood-Mizer’s thin-kerf blade technology, diseased and dying city trees can find new life in a piece of furniture that could have otherwise gone to waste,” said Darryl Floyd, COO of Wood-Mizer. “Throughout the past decade, Wood-Mizer has seen a major influx of successful businesses who are utilizing urban sourced wood for their sawmilling operations and we are proud to manufacture a product that enables small businesses to be profitable with an underutilized resource. While Wood-Mizer has been educating woodworkers about the positive environmental and economic impact of urban wood for years, the Urban Wood Seminar at IWF 2018 will be another step forward in saving more trees from going into the waste stream.”
Among the products Wood-Mizer will exhibit at IWF is the LT40 Hydraulic Wide portable sawmill. This industry workhorse for producing quality lumber fast and easily features a 34-inch width of cut and 21-foot log length capacity. Wood-Mizer will also show the MP260 and MP360 four-sided planers/moulders. These single-pass machines can be used to manufacture flooring, planed boards, crown moulding, cabinet trim, door and window frames and furniture components.
Richelieu of Saint Laurent, QC, (booth 1604) is one of the largest distributors and manufacturers of specialty hardware and complementary products in North America. Richelieu operates more than 50 distribution centers to service over 80,000 customers engaged in the manufacture of kitchen and bath cabinets, closets and storage spaces, and home and office furnishings.
Richelieu will continue the year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary at IWF 2018. The company will display its latest innovations in hardware, fasteners, lighting, storage solutions and more.
Dynabrade of Clarence, NY, (booth 8121) has been designing and manufacturing high-quality portable abrasive power tools in the United States for more than 50 years. Dynabrade also offers dust collection solutions and accessories for its abrasive power tools. “Dynabrade is a company that is going through a ‘Going Green’ program,” said Andy Mandell, marketing manager. “We’re eliminating waste and creating a new recycling program. It's fantastic to see old wood serving new purposes. and Dynabrade is proud to be a part of it.
Dynabrade will introduce the Dynorbital Extreme Random Orbital Sander line at IWF. It features an ergonomic design with a tactile soft grip over-mold for a comfortable feel. The 12,000 RPM motor features an improved rotor design for enhanced power.
Safety Speed Manufacturing of Ham Lake, MN, (booth 6013) is a U.S. manufacturer of high-quality panel processing machinery. Safety Speeds product line includes a full line of vertical panel saws, panel routers, widebelt sanders, edgebanders, screw pocket machines and sign-making equipment. Tom Houska, marketing manager of Safety Speed, said supporting the urban wood movement is an extension of the company’s environmental initiatives. “We are constantly aiming to decrease resource consumption through improved efficiency in our manufacturing processes, eliminate unnecessary resource use and decrease the amount of waste produced through our manufacturing activities.”
At IWF 2018, Safety Speed will demonstrate a manufacturing work cell to more efficiently process panels. The integrated solution includes the 7400 vertical panel saw, Conquest 23-spindle line boring machine, 72GP glue pot edgebander and SPM 301 screw pocket machine, which will make its debut at IWF.
Note: While admission to this program is free, advanced registration is required to guarantee a seat. Register at IWFAtlanta.com.
For information about the IWF Urban Wood seminar, contact Rich Christianson at 773-822-6750; email@example.com.
About the Urban Wood Network
The Urban Wood Network (UWN) operates from funding provided by the USDA Forest Service Northeastern, State and Private Forestry Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program. UWN has opened up membership to other state urban wood organizations as well as individual companies and entities. The four state partners include: Illinois Wood Utilization Team; Michigan Urban Wood Network; Missouri Department of Conservation; and Wisconsin Urban Wood.
Every October, America celebrates those in the industry with National Manufacturing Month. To commemorate the event and celebrate manufacturers nationwide, Acuity is sponsoring its first annual Manufacturing Pride Video Contest.
“Manufacturing is more than a job—it’s a life full of ever-changing technologies, challenges, rewards, and great people. That is why I fell in love with manufacturing almost four decades ago and continue to love it today,” said Mike Schlagenhaufer, Acuity Manufacturing Specialist. “Acuity recognizes the significant contributions of the over 12.5 million professionals in the manufacturing industry that keep our country moving forward.”
If you’re a part of the manufacturing industry, Acuity invites you to create and submit a video that tells us why you are proud to be part of the manufacturing industry. Top videos will be recognized by Acuity, with prizes up to $1,500.
For contest details, including where to submit a video, visit www.acuity.com/celebrate. Entries that are not submitted electronically can be mailed to:
Celebrate Manufacturing Video Contest
2800 S. Taylor Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
All entries must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2018, or postmarked by August 15, 2018, to qualify. Must be 18 years or older to win.
Acuity Insurance, headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, protects over 5,000 manufacturers across 26 states.
Cabinet Vision and C.R. Onsrud, Inc. to Host Technology Meet & Eat Lunch Event July 12, Salem, Oregon
Cabinet Vision, by Vero Software, and C.R. Onsrud, Inc., will demonstrate the combined benefits of CNC software and machinery on July 12 at a Technology Meet & Eat educational luncheon in Salem, Oregon.
Designed to highlight the benefits of pairing software and machinery for greater productivity, the event will feature Vero Software manufacturing solutions, including Cabinet Vision, the Screen-2-Machine (S2M Center)™solution, and the WorkPLAN ERP system, which integrates with Cabinet Vision. Cabinet Vision consultants and C.R. Onsrud staff will be on-site to share the latest developments and answer questions.
The event will be hosted at Heritage Woodcraft, Inc., which provides the highest quality in materials, design, and craftsmanship to produce pieces built to last a lifetime.
The latest release of Cabinet Vision includes a powerful new photo-rendering engine that delivers a significant enhancement on rendering capabilities compared with previous versions. This technology generates photo-realistic images that manufacturers can use as sales tools to show their customers exactly what the products will look like when finished.
In addition to the high-end photo rendering engine, Cabinet Vision Version 11 incorporates a host of other new and enhanced features that help improve the design for manufacturing process.
To register or learn more about the Technology Meet & Eat, which includes lunch and is offered at no charge, please visit http://www.cabinetvision.com/events/meet-and-eat-salem-or-2018.
About Cabinet Vision
Part of the Vero Software Group, Cabinet Vision is a unique solution for manufacturers in the woodworking industry. Its products help enable any furniture or cabinet manufacturer to fully automate and integrate its design through improved manufacturing processes and greater efficiency. In addition to producing significant time savings, Cabinet Vision eliminates costly mistakes and increases productivity.
About Vero Software
Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software radically enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market.
The company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, Surfcam, WorkNC, WorkPLAN and VISI. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.
Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.
Vero is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
For more information, please visit www.verosoftware.com.
Actually, they are hoping to help you!
We all recognize that there's a critical shortage of trained workers in woodworking-related fields and very few training programs dedicated to filling that need. As many of you know, the New England School of Architectural Woodworking (NESAW) currently offers a 23-week career training course for cabinetmakers. Currently, the bulk of that time is devoted to building kitchen cabinets for members of the local community. Read a week-by-week description of our program here.
This year, we’ve fielded more calls than ever from employers looking for qualified workers, and we’ve realized that it’s time to re-visit the format of our training program to better meet your needs.
We currently graduate 9-12 students per year since we only run one five month program per year; this is obviously inadequate to meet the needs of the industry in the northeast, based on the number of inquiries we get. The problem is compounded by the fact that many of our students aren’t willing to relocate to areas where the jobs are, which makes it even more difficult to meet your needs. Finally, a five-month, $11K training program, (plus living expenses in some cases) can be difficult for potential students to commit to.
This is why we’re looking for new ideas. Should we shorten the program and run it more often to graduate more students and meet industry needs more quickly? If so, what should we focus on from a training point of view?
We've considered limiting it to the curriculum in the first 8 weeks of our current program. Would this make it easier for you to find young people locally and help sponsor their training here at the school? Is there a bigger role to play for industry organizations in the training arena?
We have always been very proud of our five month program and the high quality graduates that we produce. But given the current situation in the industry, maybe a shorter program with the right content would provide potential employees that are well grounded in the basics and allow you to continue the training in house. We would insure that they are safe, understand the basics, and have a good work ethic.
We’re frankly open to just about anything, including a hybrid model, but need some feedback to make the right decision and make sure we do what’s best for the industry. Working together to develop a better training model can benefit all of us.
Join us for our first ever Employer Roundtable, to be held on July 11th, 2018 from 9:30 am – 1 pm here at NESAW in Easthampton, MA.
We would love to show you our facility, explain our current training program, and brainstorm on how we could improve and what you would want to see in a training program in the future. Even if you aren’t able to attend in person, we would welcome your feedback via phone call or in our forum. We also hope to be able to setup a dial-in number for those unable to attend in person; we'll send out more details when we have them.
Lunch will be provided by the New England Architectural Woodwork Institute (NEAWI) and Precision Veneer. In addition, the NEAWI will be hosting a tour after lunch of Wright Architectural Millwork in Northampton, MA which you are welcome to join.
If you and/or others in your company plan on attending, please register below so that we know how many people will be joining us. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in attending, please pass on the information.
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Finance Manager Stan Ragley has more than two decades of experience in overseeing the financing of Biesse and Intermac machines for America and Canada. He’s seen it all during that time and has a wealth of knowledge to impart to customers, particularly as they are getting closer to a tradeshow or event. With IWF 2018 looming in Atlanta just a few months away, Ragley provided his biggest financing tips for prospective buyers.
“The big thing I would tell everyone is to get your ducks in a row now and get things in order so that you’re ready to secure financing,” he said. “That way, you’re able to make a better deal at the show and be ready, especially in an environment like this when machines are in shorter supply because sales are good. The worst time to find out you need to correct something on your credit is when you need it.”
“The point is to be prepared,” Ragley stressed. “Look at both your personal and business credit to ensure it’s all in order ahead of time. Make sure there are no mistakes or things you should correct in advance.”
Ragley preaches the “Five C’s” to customers in an effort to make certain they’re completely prepared and no stone is left unturned:
Ragley reminds customers that it doesn’t cost anything to get pre-approved. There are no fees to submit an application or do the credit check required during the pre-approval process. Additionally, there is no obligation to use the approval once it’s secured. While an approval generally expires after 90 days, Ragley noted that his department is able to get it quickly re-approved after that time period has elapsed.
“The best-case scenario is to have the customer go through this process, and show up at a show with a specific dollar figure he’s been approved for already,” he said. “His financing is in order and we know that this customer needs immediate attention at the event.”
Ragley added that little oversights could cause big problems when the time comes to move on a machine. He encounters many customers who, due to the size of their company, don’t have CFOs or accountants monitoring deadlines for simple things like paying an annual LLC fee to ensure the company remains active. He advises those customers to do their due diligence for credit related issues once each calendar year.
“It doesn’t take long and it pays to be ready,” he said.
Biesse Group is a global leader in the manufacturing of machinery in the wood, stone, glass and metal sectors. Ragley pointed out that the financing requirements remain the same whether a customer is looking to purchase a Biesse or Intermac machine.
“For small business financing, which is basically $5,000-500,000, it’s the same for everybody,” he said. “We have to look at certain things regarding their credit and if they’re not in order, we have to ask questions. The biggest thing any small business can do is have both their business and personal credit in order. Particularly for a show, you don’t want to be waiting until the last minute because it can be a very stressful situation.”
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