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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 announce today 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. With a mission to gather data on the behaviour and durability of plywood over an extended period...
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...
Featuring ten exhibition halls hosting more than 1,500 brands in an area of 770,000 sqm, the 45th International Famous Furniture Fair (Dongguan) ("Dongguan 3F" or "3F"), has closed the doors to its latest exhibition, held from 15 to 19 March 2021 at the Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center in Dongguan, setting a new record...
L to R: DIEFFENBACHER PROjet and DIEFFENBACHER EVOjet P FINSA, a pioneer in the manufacturing of particleboard and medium-density fibreboard (MDF) on the Iberian Peninsula, is purchasing four glue-saving systems from German machine and plant manufacturer DIEFFENBACHER for two production lines in Nelas, Portugal. Two PROjet systems will help reduce glue...
During China’s "13th Five-Year Plan" period, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) broke through the 100 trillion yuan mark based on the government’s work report released recently. According to iiMedia Consulting, the national output of the furniture manufacturing industry increased by as much as 13% in November 2020 year-on-year....