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AWFS adding showcase area for small cabinet shops

The 2009 AWFS fair, scheduled for July 15-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, will feature a new area called the smartSHOP, a fully operational cabinet shop, to show attendees how automated woodworking equipment can increase shop efficiency.

Demonstrated machinery will include nesting machines, multi-head horizontal boring machines, edgebanders, motorized case clamps and hinge insertion machines.

Gero Sassenberg, a woodworking expert and management and engineering consultant, will operate the smartSHOP and will use equipment from participating exhibitors to demonstrate how all the processes of cabinet construction — from data input software to cabinet assembly — can be automated, saving time and money.

Sassenberg will teach an efficiency seminar, “Simplicity in Automation for the Small Shop,” as part of AWFS’s Special Machinery and Relevant Technology educational sessions. SMART sessions are designed to give attendees an in-depth look at new technologies and machine processes. Sassenberg’s session will take the mystery out of designing and building Euro-cabinets using CAD/CAM.

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