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HOMAG has announced their participation in the digital event LIGNA.Innovation Network. The virtual event is being organised by Deutsche Messe together with the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association from 27 to 29 September 2021 and is based on the focus topics of LIGNA. This includes, among other things, the transformation...
WISA Woodsat wooden satellite completed a successful stratospheric flight on Saturday 12 June 2021, when a test model of the satellite was sent on a flight from Heureka Science Center at Vantaa, Finland. The main purpose of the test flight was to trial the systems of the satellite and...
Robotic Research, LLC (rr.ai), a global leader in Automated Driving Systems (ADS), and FPInnovations, a Canadian private non-profit research and development centre, has announced their collaboration to develop an off-road truck platooning system for the forest industry. This project will combine Robotic Research’s expertise as a global leader in...
Google Cloud and Siemens have announced a new cooperation to optimise factory processes and improve productivity on the shop floor. Siemens intends to integrate Google Cloud’s leading data cloud and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) technologies with its factory automation solutions to help manufacturers innovate for the future.Data drives today’s...
HOMAG has introduced a portfolio of management software applications and digital tools in Asia, designed to support and accelerate regional customers' digitalisation and Industry 4.0 transformation efforts in the woodworking sector. With tapio serving as the digital backbone, the range of digital platforms and tools that have been made...
UPM Plywood, Arctic Astronautics and Huld have announced a joint mission to launch the first ever wooden satellite, WISA WOODSATTM, into Earth’s orbit by the end of 2021.WISA Woodsat will go where no wood has gone before. It aims to gather data on the behaviour and durability of plywood over an extended...
With a 20.17% increase in visitors compared to the previous edition held in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic, China International Furniture Fair (CIFF) Guangzhou reports the conclusion of a highly successful 2021 event. Having concluded on 31 March after a total of eight days (four for the first phase...
INDEX, the Middle East’s largest and longest-serving dedicated trade show for the interior design, architecture and fit-out industry announces the first round of speakers that will participate in the annual, free-to-attend, INDEX Design Talks this May.The reveal of the 2021 edition of INDEX Design Talks follows last month’s confirmation...
Although WOOD TAIWAN 2021 has been rescheduled to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WOOD TAIWAN Digital Days will be held from 22 to 25 April 2021 to keep the industry updated on the latest developments in Taiwanese woodworking machinery. The online event will comprise three main parts –...
The China Architecture & Building Press has recently published the Introduction to Modern Wood Frame Structure Design, a textbook that will be the first one dedicated to modern wood frame structure design for Chinese architecture students. The publication is a part of the civil engineering textbook development plan of the...