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Reviewing the Past to Predict the Future
Ross Scovotti
12/19/2014 3:00:00 PM

As we prepare to close our fifth year, it is gratifying to see that virtually everything we predicted has come to pass. In 2010 when we told folks...

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A Woodworker’s Future in LEED
Rob Ziegelmeier
12/17/2014 4:00:00 PM

In my last article we found out that over 60% of respondents said that they are not ready with LEED v4 so the United States Green Building Counc...

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Testing Your Organization
Dave Grubb
12/19/2014 4:00:00 PM

Malcom Baldrige was Secretary of Commerce under President Reagan. A graduate of Yale, he started his working career in the foundry of an iron company...

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Adding Value
John Howell
9/26/2014 4:00:00 PM

I just returned from vacation in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I’d visited there many times in my youth and had always found the area ench...

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CNC Primer
Fred Hueston
9/12/2014 4:00:00 PM

Many stone fabrication newbies will be walking through a trade show or attending a seminar and will hear the term CNC. This term is used fr...

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ArtCAM Express Demo—Making Christmas Decorations & Preview of ArtCAM 2015

Artcam Insignia – See how to make Christmas decorations just in time for the holidays and get a preview of ArtCAM 2015 before its general release! more..

Alphacam at International Surface Event 2015

The Alphacam computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) solution by Vero Software will be exhibited Jan. 20-23 at The International Surface Event 2015, slated to take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The International Surface Event features a trio of exhibitions beneath one roof, including SURFACES, TileExpo, and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. This major industry show attracts thousands of participants with new products, interactive demos, inspiring trends, education, networking, and much more.


Stiles Executive Briefing Conference Presents What’s Now, What’s New and What’s Next

Stiles Machinery announced Jack Uldrich and Alan Beaulieu as key note speakers for their upcoming Executive Briefing Conference April 12-14, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference, which is in its 13th year, provides an intensive two and a half day experience for decision makers in the wood working industry looking to position their manufacturing businesses for continued success.


Creating Cake Toppers for Christmas With ArtCAM Insignia

On Friday, December 5th, 2014 Delcam is hosting a free online demonstration showing what can be produced using the 3D modelling tools within ArtCAM Insignia, their introductory 3D modelling and production machining package. more..

Vortex Tool Partners with McGill Baja Racing Team

Vortex Tool Company recently donated tooling to the McGill Baja Racing Team of McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The McGill Baja Racing Team is comprised of fifty students whose mission is to design, build and race a single seat, prototype off-road race car. Each year the team competes against more than 100 universities from around the world in several competitions across Canada and the United States sponsored by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). Everything on the car is designed and built by engineering students.


Stiles Feature on National Television Show "TANKED" Airs November 21st

Stiles Machinery and Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center are gearing up to see some familiar faces on Animal Planet’s hit reality television show TANKED this week. Representatives from Stiles and Mercy Health star alongside show hosts Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing in an episode set to air Friday at 10PM EST on the Animal Planet network.


Integra Adhesives Launches SmartPhone App

Integra Adhesives is now launching a unique Smartphone App for iOS and Android. The App is a great reference tool to select appropriate adhesive colors from Integra. First, it allows fabricators to pull Integra’s entire collection of color reference charts, whether on or off-line, for quick reference anytime, anywhere. It also shows images of over 200 natural stone colors, matched with Integra Natural stone collection. Finally, it brings up a visual guide to Integra’s 300 Surface Bonder Xi colors, allowing fabricators to not only clearly see what each color looks like, but also what are its closest similar colors.


Artcam Insignia – Free Online Woodworking Demonstration

Please join Delcam for a free online woodworking demonstration on the 17th October 2014, where Leighton Ashcroft will be exploring some of the great design and manufacturing features of ArtCAM Insignia, their introductory 3D modeling and production machining software package.


TigerSaw Ferrous Introduced at FABTECH

TigerStop has just announced that it will unveil TigerSaw Ferrous, a fully automated, heavy-duty, precision ferrous metal cut off saw and push feed system at the upcoming FABTECH show. TigerSaw Ferrous features a robust column saw with mitering capabilities from 60° left to 45° right and TigerStop’s highly regarded in-feed pusher system along with fully integrated and automated material handling options. The system is designed to cut tube, pipe and bar stock up to 42 FT in length all while incorporating Dynamic OptimizationTM. TigerSaw Ferrous sets a new standard in performance to value as machinery with similar features and specifications generally cost-out at over two times as much.


Integra Adhesives launches Stone Swatch Deck Match Guide

for high quality, pre-colored cartridge based adhesives that offer a perfect color match when laminating, mitering and seaming quartz, natural stone and solid surface, Integra Adhesives is now launching a unique companion tool for color matching Natural Stone.


EnKon Improves Ergonomics with Scissor Lift and Rotate System for Carts

EnKon Systems, Herkules Equipment Corporation’s brand name of lift systems, designed, engineered, and manufactured a pneumatic Scissor Lift and Rotate System to specifically fit a customer’s cart for improving ergonomics and productivity in their facility.


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Pay Per Click – Is It For You?
Russ Lee
10/31/2014 4:00:00 PM

Chances are you have heard of Google AdWords or Microsoft adCenter and wondered if Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising is the right way to go for your bus...

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The Refinishing Commandments
Mac Simmons
8/1/2014 4:00:00 PM

I. Thou shall protect yourself at all times. "Safety First" should be a motto for every finisher, refinisher and restorer. NO exceptions! Always wear...

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Designing a Family Friendly Kitchen
Holly Berecz
12/8/2014 2:09:06 AM

For busy families, the kitchen is “mission control.” It’s today’s multi-purpose room that must play the role of restaurant, party place, science proj...

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To Combo or Not to Combo—That Is the Question…
Pat Windmeier
9/12/2014 4:00:00 PM

A good friend of mine called me up earlier this spring and asked if I would like to do the counters for the new kitchen he and his wife are doing....

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Stains—Part II
Bob Bein
9/19/2014 4:00:00 PM

Hello again, and welcome back. I would like to continue my discussion of stains from last time. In Stains—Part I, we spoke about the different leve...

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