Manufacturing seminar demos latest technology

Stiles_seminarStiles Machinery Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich., reports that more than 150 woodworkers attended its Manufacturing Solutions seminar on February 24 & 25, taking part in educational sessions, live machinery demonstrations and networking events designed towards helping customers stay competitive and profitable.

The seminar, the first of three planned for 2016, was held at the Stiles showroom and finishing lab in High Point, N.C.

Live work cell demonstrations showcased new panel-processing technology for cabinet and furniture manufacturers, including cutting and machining, edgebanding and drilling, and dowel-insertion applications focused on European construction methods.

The second day at the event concentrated on door and face-frame construction applications, including many forms of solid wood processing, rip and crosscut lines, and a number of surface technologies including brush and orbital sanding. Quality control, time efficiencies and cost-savings were also a focal point in the company’s finishing lab, exhibited through a variety of spray and roll coating processes.

Attendees gained insights into trending topics and best practices included tooling discussions geared towards improving quality and machine longevity, as well as the buzz-worthy topic of ‘Industry 4.0.’ Stiles presenters offered thought-provoking information for implementing a data-driven manufacturing approach for future success.

The next event scheduled for early June.

For additional information, contact Stephan W. Waltman, vice president, Stiles Machinery, at 616.698.7500 or

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