Twenty finalists were selected from a field of 86 entries in the 2022 IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award competition.
The IWF Challengers Award recognizes innovation in products, services, or manufacturing techniques that will advance the woodworking industry overall.
From the original field of 86 IWF 2022 Challengers Award contestants, these 20 finalists will perform live demonstrations for the judges’ review on Monday, Aug. 22.
Judges will then render final decisions, selecting seven winners based on the demonstrations. These winners will be announced on Tuesday, Aug. 23, opening day of IWF 2022. All 20 Challengers Award finalists will remain on display in The Challengers Award Gallery throughout the duration of the show.
The 20 finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
Altendorf Group America | Hand Guard
BACCI America | 5-Axis CNC Machining Center with Disappearing Jig-Less Clamps; CNC Turning Lathe with 4 Vertical Spindles and the Robotic Feed System for High Volume Batch One Outside Profile/Sand Process
Biesse America | T-Jet Dust Mitigation System
Felder Group USA | GlueBox and the Preventative Contact System (PCS)
Guffey Systems | PivotLine and PivotPoint
Kiwi Vision | The Morgan Square
Lentz Machinery Group/PADE USA | Turning and Sanding Mill
Northtech Machine, LLC | iDovetail and the L5 No Lock SLR Fence
Salice America | Bifold Door System and the CQ Full Access Hinge
Taylor/Cameron/JLT | Cameron Automation Rack & Stack Flooring Nester
Topp Line | The Blind Stapler
Voorwood Co. | A5615 Stile and Rail Machine
Weinig Holz-Her North America | SafeDetect Radar System for CNC Machines
WoodTech Sales | TruCut Automated Panel Saw Fence