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Aggregate advantage

Written by John English Monday, 14 September 2015 00:00

aggregateAggregate heads (also known as angle heads) are a relatively easy way to add a new dimension to most CNC spindles. They essentially enhance horizontal capabilities to include vertical options. That is, they allow the operator to change the direction of the spindle. They can also change its function because they allow a woodshop to add new tooling that won’t always work on a vertical spindle.

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A world of difference for engineered panels

Written by John English Monday, 14 September 2015 00:00

panels4In this global economy, companies all around the world are finding they have to play by new rules. Governments mandate some of these, while others are imposed by economic reality.

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Passion in Pittsburgh

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

pitsburgh2I Design: Bruce Berman is a custom furniture shop in Pittsburgh that’s been in business for more than 40 years, well before the introduction of the iPhone or iPad.

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Slicing and dicing, lasers put work in a new light

Written by John English Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

lasers1For decades, the only contact that most woodshops had with lasers was when there was an occasional award plaque to build or a panel to engrave. Lasers weren’t considered mainstream woodshop equipment and most shops just subbed out the work.

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Green equals green

Written by John English Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

greenCoatings manufacturers seem to be notching up their green identities this year at a faster pace than we’ve seen in awhile. And they are not only accepting the role that watchdog organizations play, but they are actively embracing and sometimes even involving these environmental groups in decision making.

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