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Automation: Big Plans for IWF

There is no doubt that automation is the future of our industry, which is why the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) is putting such a strong emphasis on woodworking robots this year. IWF is known to deliver the latest solutions in…

WMS Returns

The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS) will return to the International Centre on November 2-4, 2023, after a COVID-induced 2021 postponement and ultimate cancellation for 2022. The 2023 event will be staged in…

Second TWIG Perennial

Last year in March, TWIG hosted the first annual Perennial. The first event took the form of a facilitated focus group with a cross-section of 25 people from the industry. The organization received feedback and input on how to serve the…

Four-Sided Conversation on CNC Tech

One of the significant outcomes from the TWIG Perennial last march was the development of four core themes that TWIG has been organizing itself around. Woodcraft, ecology, bioproducts, and structures were the terms that described essential…

Tradeshow Market Expected to Boom

I understand the importance of trade shows to the woodworking industry. I make an effort in every event article to highlight why these shows are essential to both exhibitors and attendees, but I wonder if the business benefits of these…

Past, Present, and Future

The beautiful thing about wood is that you can trace it back to its roots, literally. The process has so many facets, from harvesting to the final product, that all work in unison that you don’t see when you sit on a chair or open a…

Re-Growth at Buildex Vancouver

Unbuilders and MGA (Michael Green Architecture) have created an experiential display that confronts the largest single contributor to our overflowing landfills - construction and demolition waste. Within this ‘waste’ lies one of the…

First Rosenheim LIGNA.Conference

After its cancellation in autumn 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first Rosenheim LIGNA.Conference is now being launched in summer 2022. The organizer of the LIGNA, the world’s leading trade fair for the wood industry, Hannover-based…

TWIG Monthly: Van Urban Timber

TWIG’s Monthly event is a recurring get-together where people connect around topics, projects, and ideas that aim to bring value to forest-based resources found in BC. The featured Monthly guest is invited to tell their story and share the…

Future of Prefabrication Symposium

Prefabrication in mass timber buildings is fast becoming a reality and, through digital design and manufacturing processes, it is having a disruptive effect on the building industry. To maintain BC’s lead in innovation in wood and promote…

Large-Scale Robot Timber Fabrication

Assistant Professor David Correa from the University of Waterloo, Director of Technology Oliver David Krieg from Intelligent City, and Associate Professor AnnaLisa Meyboom from UBC SALA will hold a technical workshop on robotic fabrication…