FDMC Best Pratices in Woodworking Technology and Business


Powermatic has entered the multi-dimensional world of computer numerical control by introducing two CNC woodworking routers. Available in 2x2-foot and 2x4-foot sizes, the CNCs are priced starting at $5,719.

Winners of the 2016 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award were announced Aug. 24 during the International Woodworking Fair.

Savannah, Georgia, cabinets and millwork company blasts back after recession with nested CNC routers.

A new CNC machining center with the ability to apply labels on the router table before nesting has helped boost panel processing capability for Desco Professional Builders, Inc.

At the end of this article you will have a much better game plan to research and pull the trigger on a machine that really is an ideal fit for your shop.

Live demonstrations of solid wood machinery and panel processing equipment, seminars and more drew an estimated 200 woodworking professionals to the Weinig and Holz-Her Tech Expo, held April 28 and 29 at the company's 25,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Some of the largest suppliers of woodworking equipment in the world have chosen the United States for major expansions.

Navy Island has a long history of innovation and of creating various kinds of wood products in response to demands from the industry. Over the past 33 years, the company has made custom furniture, provided wood finishing services and manufactured kitchen cabinet doors.

Earth Elements has created a great design center for material and finish options along with a new modern cabinet shop to deliver cabinets, millwork and interiors to a wide-ranging clientele. The company is located in Southwest Montana near Bozeman, Montana. It is also 30 miles from Big Sky ski resort and the Yellowstone Club, an exclusive private ski and golf community.

From boats to banners: how Laguna Tools & Design Dynamics expanded each other's capabilities in the signage industry.

From the outside, Lusting Custom Cabinets appears to be just like many other cabinet shops. The family-owned business builds custom furniture, cabinets, casework, doors, and mouldings, all in two buildings with ten employees and extensive machinery packed in just 14,000 square feet. 

Safety Speed, a manufacturer of high quality panel processing machinery has launched a new website. The new site is more closely aligned with the company’s strategic vision for growth and expansion over the next decade.

FDMC Executive Outlook Series of video interviews creates dialog on how the woodworking industry is adapting to new technology.

The most recent analysis of CAM software seats produced by CIMdata Inc. shows that CNC Software’s Mastercam is the world’s most widely-used CAM software for the 21st straight year. With over 211,000 installed seats worldwide, Mastercam has almost twice the installed base of its closest competitor.

Cabinet Makers Association annual nationwide survey shows small- to-medium shops are integrating CNC, have more diverse product mix and reported better 2014 earnings.

Arash Vahdaty and partner Reza Nasseri didn’t want to wait four to six weeks for cabinets to be delivered to their homebuilding companies.

So they built their own cabinet factory – from the ground up, using modern panel processing techniques and the most automation they could find. This came after touring several dozen other cabinet manufacturing operations. Their plant has been in full operation since January, making frameless cabinets, closets and accessories, often using modern designs with painted or high gloss finish. The company makes almost everything in house, outsourcing only five-piece doors.

An acoustic panel product is set to become a big seller for an innovative wood products manufacturer. SoundPly Acoustic Panels will become Navy Island’s leading product line by the end of this year, according to company president Jeff Stone. Navy Island’s research and development team invented a new perforation process and patent-pending acoustic panel, which had already won Building Magazine’s grand prize for product innovation and the Silver Award for Best of NeoCon.

Navy Island, 275 Marie Ave East, West St. Paul, Minnesota 55118, 651-451-4454, navyisland.com, Jeff Stone [jeffstone@navyisland.com]

Economic growth was the subject explored by state dignitaries, local development executives and industry manufacturers Thursday in Troutman, North Carolina as C.R. Onsrud hosted an economic development summit. Attendees learned that North Carolina, now the 9th largest state, set a manufactured goods export record of 31 billion dollars last year. 

The Infinity Retail Services husband-and-wife team manages its operation and resources carefully to deliver store fixtures and displays primarily to retailers and manufacturers in the electronics industry, specialty stores and all CPG channels.

First time AWFS exhibitor and woodworking machinery manufacturer VTM Engineered has announced a successful show. VTM President Ed Moran has issued the following statement:

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