Holzma U.S. will hold a Manufacturing Solutions Seminar that will allow attendees to see three distinct manufacturing concepts, each focused on meeting a different type of production requirement.
The seminar, which will be held on June 20 in North Carolina, will focus on custom work cell for ultimate product flexibility, mid-range work cell for production quantities and high-production work cell for volume manufacturing. Presentations about industry trends, new directions in software technology, latest developments in functional hardware, and the role the tax code can play in purchasing equipment will also take place. Demonstrations will include software products, material handling, parts tracking software and more.
For more details and to register, contact Terry Norris at 704.861.8239 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.stilesmachinery.com.
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Q: We will store assembled, finished bath vanities and medicine cabinets in cardboard cartons in an unheated warehouse throughout the coldest months of the year (below zero). We do not know what amount of stress this will have on the wood of our product. We are also worried about condensation build-up. Your thoughts?
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Q: I have read every Wood Doctor column you have written and have gained a lot of practical information. But here is a question I have not seen addressed before. As background, our fairly large company has really gone into JIT, just-in-time, manufacturing, which means in-process materials cannot sit around very long at all. Well, this has recently translated into machining our glued up panels (edge-glued on a clamp carrier) within 24 hours after they are glued, or sometimes less. Of course, you know what the problem is: sunken glue joints that are obvious after finishing. My suggestion of waiting three days after gluing, as we have always done, has not been well-received. I am hoping that you have some help for us.
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Q: We are having a problem with raised glue joints in
our solid wood (mahogany) panels and we would like to know what
your recommendation is for the amount of moisture content that we
could get by with, without causing this problem? This applies
also to high-frequency gluing.
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