CWWK Technology & Innovation Sessions

What’s new in machinery and equipment? Everything! Are you keeping up with the changes? Check out these sessions to learn the latest on CNC, robotics, machinery, and more!


How To Evaluate Woodworking Robotic Applications

Tuesday, July 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
James Cooper, FANUC America
Advancements in technologies have made robotics easier to implement than ever before for small to large woodworking shops. The discussion will include how to identify a good application, and steps to move forward, including how to determine if a collaborative robot is a good fit. Read more.



Robots in the Booth – Evolution of the Finish Room

Tuesday, July 20, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Mike Rendel, Robotic Solutions, LLC

This workshop will present today’s major finish room automation innovations, including: Product delivery systems, automated spraying robots, fluid delivery systems, curing technologies, equipment integration issues, and programming and controls.
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Robotic Applications in Woodworking

Tuesday, July 20, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
John Park, SCM
Robotic applications have surged into the woodworking industry, but not without integration challenges. Gain insight into how these challenges have been met and mastered at this seminar. Read more.


Optimizing Machine and Process Efficiency Through Proper Tooling Selection and Usage

Wednesday, July 21, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Mark Alster, Leitz Tooling
This session will discuss the impact of tooling on your machine and process efficiency; evaluating tooling from an ROI standpoint; reducing labor costs through process optimization; and tooling as part of Smart Manufacturing. Read more.


Getting the most out of your Edgebander…including perfect joints!

Wednesday, July 21, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Mark Van Dyk, Weinig/Holz-Her
Learn from Holz-Her edgebander expert Mark Van Dyk and his decades of experience, during this informative, educational, an interactive session. Mark will share best practice techniques and preventative maintenance measure so you can continue putting perfect edges on your parts. Read more.


Improve Vacuum Clamping on CNC Routers through Gasketing Products and Techniques

Thursday, July 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Michael C. Murphy, All*Star CNC Products
This session will look at the proper products and techniques to get a proper vacuum seal under spoil-boards and fixtures. Learn how to make your router investment more profitable by holding and cutting your parts better. Read more.


Introducing Robotics into your Operation

Thursday, July 22, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Paolo Pezzoli, Biesse America; Isaiah Rozek, Paragon Concepts, LLC
Hear from a closet and cabinet manufacturer who took the leap into Industry 4.0 by purchasing a robotic saw. Learn about the process from selection to installation to implementation and receive tips from a machinery supplier on how you can get started on this journey. Read more.


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