WTD coming soon

Grace Tatigian

The Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association (CWMDA) will be hosting their Woodworking Technology Days (WTD) from November 1st to 6th from 9:00 to 5:00 each day. CWMDA announced that they would continue with the event despite WMS being canceled. This is the biggest woodworking event in Canada.

“No single show could hold even 10% of what’s out there,” explained Marc Proulx, Manager of the CWMDA. “The showrooms that these companies have; they’re huge.”

Founded in 1988, the CWMDA is a trade association dedicated to promoting woodworking machinery in Canada. Its members are reputable manufacturers and distributors that operate permanent facilities across the country. They are leaders in their respective fields, representing internationally recognized and prestigious brands, offering the finest in new technology to the Canadian woodworking industry, helping manufacturers to improve their technological competence and competitiveness.

“Visitors have six days to visit our members’ extensive showrooms and see the latest in terms of new technology, including some North American premieres,” said Proulx. 

Here are the locations and examples of products being shown at the eight participating companies:

  • Akhurst5939 Wallace St, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1Z8
    ANDERSON STRATOS Pro Full Line CNC, integrated/automatic nesting router line reducing cycle times by shortening the loading & unloading operations
  • Biesse3505 Laird Rd #3, Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y7
    ROVER A 1536 FT 5- Axis, new high-performance machining centre for Nesting operations with top-of-the-range technology 
  • Felder1745 Meyerside Dr Unit 4/5/6, Mississauga, ON L5T 1C6
    PROFIT H80 machining center, panel cutting, drilling and milling centre for efficient 4.0 furniture production 
  • Homag5090 Edwards Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5T 2W3
    CENTATEQ T-300 processing center with tandem 5’ x 10’ tables, allowing the machining of oversized and complex architectural millwork components over a 5×20’ working surface 
  • IMA Schelling3400 Ridgeway Dr Unit 8, Mississauga, ON L5L 0A2
    NOVIMAT R3, high production edgebander with PUR and laser system for high gloss and other modern materials 
  • Normand520 Thompson Dr Unit 3, Cambridge, ON N1T 2K8
    CEHISA DYNAMIC edgebander, with C-Motion technology allowing the operator to program up to 18 motorized axis from control 
  • SCM4590 Eastgate Pkwy, Mississauga, ON L4W 3W6
    MORBIDELLI X-200 nesting cell with cutting speeds up to 50 m/min that can process a base and upper cabinet under 5 minutes 
  • Taurus Craco282 Orenda Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 4X6
    GIARDINA 420 spraying machine with two reciprocating arms, designed to spray stain, primer and finishes onto smooth or shaped surfaces

    STREAMER 1057XL-C edgebander, featuring an industry exclusive at this level VISE “Visual Setting” providing easy-to-use operator guidance for each setting and unit on the machine

“Some of this equipment has a $200,000 footprint,” said Proulx. “And some of it you can’t really move. That’s the great thing about WTD: going to visit these companies and seeing their equipment in action.”

There is, of course, much more to see once you get there! Check out some of the key equipment that will be featured here.

Furthermore, educational sessions will be held at Taurus with Holz-Her, Weinig, Jowat, Microvellum and we invite you to meet with our WTD sponsors at the different locations, such as Planit, Leitz, Rams Industries, Royce/AYR, JJS/SIA, FS Tools and CNC Woodworking Master.

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