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 contestants, the 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 finialists and their products are:
Altendorf Group America
BACCI America | 5-Axis CNC Machining Center with Disappearing Jig-Less Clamps; CNC Turning Lathe with four Vertical Spindles, and the Robotic Feed System for High Volume Batch One Outside Profile/Sand Process
T-Jet Dust Mitigation System
Felder Group USA
GlueBox and the Preventative Contact System (PCS)
PivotLine and PivotPoint
The Morgan Square
Lentz Machinery Group/PADE USA
Turning and Sanding Mill
Northtech Machine, LLC
iDovetail and the L5 No Lock SLR Fence
Bifold Door System and the CQ Full Access Hinge
Cameron Automation Rack & Stack Flooring Nester
The Blind Stapler
A5615 Stile and Rail Machine
Weinig Holz-Her North America SafeDetect Radar System for CNC Machines
TruCut Automated Panel Saw Fence
This article was originally published in the August 2022 issue.