International markets, sophisticated customer demand and the continuous optimization of manufacturing processes have changed the Brazilian furniture market. Successful companies use the most innovative technology, process optimized and to the highest degree flexible to compete. An actual example of how that can be accomplished is the fully automated, recently designed and installed B- and C-part processing system at a Brazilian customer of IMA. This system produces between 3,000 and 4,000 high end panels in true batch size 1 operation. To […]
The dream of every cabinet shop owner is to be as efficient as humanly possible. But the human step of transporting panels to a panel saw ready and programmed to process may also be filled with variables. Manually feeding a panel saw is time-consuming, tedious and overwhelming for an operator. Barzotti Woodworking, Ltd. has implemented a newer, easier way of processing panels for cabinet construction.
CNC technology continues to make inroads in businesses regardless of plant size. Those are some of the findings of a survey conducted by CabinetMaker+FDM to take the pulse of automation in today’s woodworking industry.
The website for Able Architectural Woodworks (www.ablearchitecturalwoodworks.com) is clean, uncluttered as well as easy to follow and navigate. A click on the video testimonial lets you realize that cutting out the so-called middle man has enabled things to go even smoother for this Phoenix, Ariz., shop.
Production and consumption of office and contract furniture in North America is forecast to grow slightly in 2013, followed by a strong gain in 2014, according to the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Assn.