STILES INTRODUCES NEW TECHNOLOGY AT AWFS FAIR

Stiles Machinery introduced new technology and new looks at this years’s AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. Among more than 25 machines the company displayed and demonstrated, they also introduced the new HOLZMA HPP 130 panel saw, the MAKOR K-TWO automatic oscillating spray machine, the IRONWOOD S 124RK Sander and the new Altendorf F45 sliding table

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Closing the Information Gap

Last month we looked at two different approaches to furniture design and began to explore how custom and semi-custom shops can utilize recent developments in technology to improve efficiency in the design process. This month I’ll continue to explore how this technology can help these shops share design information more effectively. First, let’s look at

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Testing Viscosity Part 2

Testing viscosity can be easy as noted in the prior blog. However, there are a few things to watch for that can cause inaccurate viscosity readings. Preventing these things will increase the consistency and accuracy of the test results. The first is taking proper care of the viscosity cups. The viscosity cups should be treated

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Cost Considerations of LEED Projects

The cost premiums for woodworkers involved in LEED projects as opposed to non-LEED projects varies depending on several factors. On some LEED projects, costs for the woodworker may be relatively modest. Woodworkers may be asked to meet minimal LEED requirements, such as NAUF (no added urea formaldehyde) sheet materials.  Other factors that may impact material costs are

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LEED Compliance

When we think of being green in the context of participating in a construction project, we immediately think of LEED. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the originator and developer of the LEED rating systems that have become the dominant rating systems for green building projects in this country. In order to make the

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Going Green — A Blend of AG Materials and Technology

New technology has contributed to continued growth for one manufacturer. As consumers continue to demand more environmentally friendly products and have increased concerns about indoor air quality, manufacturers need to make sure that the products they produce meet these expectations. It’s universal, it’s global, and in some cases, it’s starting to be legislated by the

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