Wednesday, 7/19/2017, 3: 30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CAD Software: Take Your Engineering
Department to the Next Level
; Doug Hague, AWI - Architectural Woodwork
Doug will provide a brief overview of the capabilities that
exist in current market Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
software packages. He will introduce thought-provoking
topics to help you as the purchaser ask informed questions of yourself and of the software representatives to
ultimately lead you to making a purchase that best fits
your business needs. The objective of this session is to
empower you with the options and solutions before making an investment and selecting your software. Audience
participation is encouraged, so bring your questions!
Saturday, 7/22/2017, 7: 30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
SMART Emerging Trends in
; Lauro Dominici, Biesse America
High-gloss laminates and textured panels have become
an increasing trend throughout the industry. This workshop
is perfect for manufacturers looking for valuable insight
into latest industry trends for edgebanding and easy
ways to create high-quality products without the high-end
price tag. Lauro will discuss the different applications
for EVA, POR and PUR Glues and alternate application
systems. Hot air banding will be presented to demonstrate glueless high-gloss banding, and high-gloss acrylic
laminate panels will be displayed for you to examine.
Learn how to stop accepting compromises with high-gloss material and texture board and how innovative
edgebanding technology can improve the quality of your
product and bottom line.
TECHNIQUES & APPLICATIONS
Wednesday, 7/19/2017, 7: 30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
SMART Plastic Fabrication: Staying
Competitive in a Rapidly Changing
; Michael Batky, Business Answers International
This seminar will review the risks for fabricators of not
adapting to demand changes in various plastic fabrication markets, including the downturn in the POP display
market, and strategies that can be employed to remain
competitive and foster growth. Mike, a plastics industry
veteran of over 50 years who has run his own plastic fabrication business, will discuss the rapid market
changes occurring today in the plastics fabrication environment and the impact to your business and actions for
successful navigation. Attendees will learn specific CNC
technologies and machine configurations to provide the
maximum flexibility for growth applications. Mike will
guide you through saw cutting and CNC machining
demonstrations that focus on tooling, edge finish, material yield, and reduced cycle time. He will also address
plastic fabrication safety and identify key machinery
features designed to protect operators and businesses
from serious injury.
Wednesday, 7/19/2017, 1: 30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Color Shift: Exposing the Mystery Behind
Inconsistency in Finishes
; Diane Shattuck, Gemini Industries
Finishing issues remain one of the largest hurdles for
wood manufacturing businesses. In this session Diane
will discuss how many of the simple applications used
in everyday practices could lead you down the wrong
path of color change without you even realizing it until it’s
too late. She clarifies why and how color shift happens
in everyday finishing. Learn how to design, select, map