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AIW Window develops green energy windows and moves towards an ESG energy-saving future
  • 2023-12-08

       2023 Taipei Building Show has diverse content, including AI artificial intelligence, international cooperation, structural design, net-zero carbon emissions, etc. AIW Window specially held a brand short talk event during the exhibition period, and joined hands with its brand AIM Fengguang Filter Film to share the company’s high-performance products , respond to ESG, cross-border fashion and other achievements.  

Taiwan's woodworking machinery exports are overly concentrated in a single market, with a 40% decline in the first three quarters of 2023
  • 2023-11-25

       According to the report of Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, top five Taiwan woodworking machinery exporting countries are the United States, China, Canada, Australia and Japan from January to September 2023.        Due to the impact of the U.S. Federal Reserve's strong interest rate hike, the local real estate boom has declined, and my country's woodworking machinery export market has been overly concentrated in the United States, resulting in an annual decline of more than 40% in the value of my country's woodworking machinery exports from January to September 2023.        It can be found from the chart that compared with the same period last year, the total export volume which fell by 40.93%, the top four exporting countries include the United States, which fell by 40.93%, China fell by 30.78%, Canada fell by 23.64%, Australia fell by 24.55%, all fell by more than 20 percentage points, and only Italy rose by 24.38%.    

  • 2023-11-12

 With two-hundred registrations for a total exhibition area of 20 thousand square meters, the Xylexpo 2024 event is coming alive. Halls 1 and 3 at the Fieramilano Rho expo center will showcase present and future technologies, offering to thousands of Italian and international visitors the opportunity to update, compare different solutions and plan their investments.
The registration campaign will continue for the next months to expand the exhibition further and respond to all the production needs of the variegated woodworking industry.        “The preparations for the next edition – scheduled at FieraMilano-Rho from 21 to 24 May 2024 – are going on in a season of great turmoil for an industry that, after a “happy” period for orders and revenues, is showing signs of concern, probably exaggerated, about short-to-medium-term perspectives”, said Dario Corbetta, exhibition director.        This statement is reflected by Italian market figures for the January-July period – the latest figures published by the Italian statistics institute Istat and processed by Acimall – showing that export has exceeded one billion euro, up by 9 percent from the positive result of 2022. The United States, Germany and France keep ensuring “sustained” demand, with a global trend that remains basically positive, also confirmed by the growth of Italian import (plus 3.6 percent, for a total value of 156 million euro).        “We believe that Xylexpo, despite the current period of transition, will be once again an opportunity not-to-be-missed for anyone seeking high visibility in the Italian and international market”, Corbetta concluded.

Biesse at Mokkiten Japan 2023: Showcasing Biesse’s new identity and technological solutions
  • 2023-11-08

       Nagoya, 5 September 2023 – Biesse participated in Mokkiten Japan 2023, a premier woodworking exhibition taking place in Nagoya, Japan on 5 – 7 October 2023. The company present a whole new look that expresses the company’s evolution’s journey, along with two innovative machines and software solution.        Mokkiten Japan is renowned for gathering industry professionals, woodworkers, and enthusiasts to explore the latest advancements and trends in the woodworking industry. Biesse's presence at this prestigious event provided an excellent opportunity to showcase their technologies and demonstrate their commitment to innovation.        “As part of the exhibition, Biesse revealed its new identity, which reflects the company's dedication to excellence, customer satisfaction, and sustainable solutions. This rebranding represents a significant milestone in Biesse's evolution journey, embodying their vision for the future and commitment to staying at the forefront of the industry,” says Raphaël Prati, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. He added, “Our customers create products that are increasingly multi-material and Biesse provides access to a vast range of skills through a single company and a single brand.”        Besides the new refreshing visual and identity, Biesse  also showcase two machines at Mokkiten Japan 2023. The Rover A is an advanced CNC machining centre that combines precision, speed, and versatility. With its advanced features, the Rover A enables users to achieve exceptional quality and efficiency in their operations. The Akron 1400, on the other hand, is an edgebanding machine designed to provide seamless edge finishing and impeccable aesthetics to wood panels and furniture components. These machines represent Biesse's dedication to developing cutting-edge technology that enhances productivity and meets the evolving needs of their customers.        Furthermore, Biesse was showcasing b_Solid, its in-house software solution that streamlines woodworking processes and optimizes production efficiency. b_Solid empowers users with intuitive design tools, advanced programming capabilities, and comprehensive production management features. By integrating with Biesse's machines, b_Solid ensures a seamless workflow from design to production, enabling users to maximize their productivity and deliver superior results.        "We are excited to participate in Mokkiten Japan 2023 and introduce our new identity, along with our machines and software solutions," said Cyprien Gauze, Country Director of Biesse in Japan. "This exhibition provides an excellent platform for us to connect with industry professionals, showcase our latest innovations, and demonstrate our commitment to advancing the woodworking industry. We invite all attendees to visit our booth and experience the woodworking technology firsthand."        Visit Biesse in Hall 1 at booth number C16 during Mokkiten Japan 2023, taking place at the Nagoya International Exhibition Hall, and witness the company’s new identity and its technological solutions.   About Biesse Biesse - We’re an international company that produces integrated lines and machines for machining wood, glass, stone, plastic, composite materials and the materials of the future. Founded in Italy in 1969 and listed on the Euronext STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, we aid the business evolution of our clients in the furniture, housing & construction, automotive and aerospace sectors. Today, about 80 per cent of our consolidated turnover is achieved abroad thanks to an ever-growing worldwide network with 4 production campuses and over 30 showrooms, through which we’re able to reach more than 160 countries. With the expertise of our 4,200 employees, we encourage the imagination of sector- leading companies and prestigious names in Italian and international design, bringing out the potential of any material.

SCM opens the new digital Home of woodworking innovation
  • 2023-10-23

The Italian Group presented the latest innovations and the new Digital Control Room at Scm Headquarters in Rimini        More than 2,500 visitors from all over Europe, Asia, and North and South America, crowded the Scm Group headquarters in Rimini from 28 to 30 September to open the new Technology Center dedicated to the entire woodworking industry.        This new space has been enlarged to 4,000 square metres and presents technological and digital innovations for every machining requirement in the furniture industry, windows and doors production, timber construction and bespoke joinery.        The Technology Center was created as part of a redevelopment plan involving an additional 11,000 square metres of the entire Rimini industrial site.        Other investments, totalling an increase of 20,000 square metres, were made to increase production efficiency at the Scm sites in Monza, Piacenza and Siena, as well as at the Villa Verucchio site of the controlled company Hiteco, which specialises in electromechanical components.        The new Technology Center presents itself as the new digital home of woodworking innovation: every detail has been designed to offer the widest range of technologies and services and provide integrated, connected, flexible, more sustainable and optimised processes at each stage of secondary wood processing.        The event was an opportunity to discover the latest solutions developed by the Group which combine the strong technological skill for the production of solutions for furniture, doors and windows, timber construction and artisan joinery with the development of software and services, to accompany the client at each stage of their production process.          Among the new entries there were some applied to the CNC machining centresCargo, an innovative automatic system for loading and unloading doors and panels, and the new CAD-CAM programming software, Maestro lab.        Cargo was presented integrated with the morbidelli m200 pods&rails machining centre: it is a fully automated cell that requires no operator supervision, and it is unique in the market for its ability to continuously load and unload pieces in masked time while the machine performs drilling and routing operations. This exclusive solution allows for maximum efficiency by avoiding manual work phases and their associated costs and unproductive time, in addition to an unprecedented ease of use: both the machining centre and Cargo are directly managed with Maestro active HMI interface.          However, if it is true that the technology remains the heart of SCM’s experience, the software and services are increasingly the guarantor element of a continuous and shared relationship with the client. Maestro lab is the new cutting-edge CAD/CAM programming software for both the office and machine use. Intuitive and dynamic, it allows you to easily transform an idea into a finished product, thanks to intelligent and technologically advanced programming functions and more than 150 already integrated apps. So, from the office to the factory in a flash via an enjoyable and fast user experience.         The contextualised and continuous exchange of information from the machine to the cloud thanks to the IoT Maestro Connect platform means SCM can provide clients with rapid access to answers and specific advice which will support the operators and maintenance workers with their

       challenges and needs for autonomy when using, carrying out maintenance and programming the machine and software. A specific area created inside the Technology Center demonstrates how data are transformed into bespoke assistance and advisory services of a proactive and predictive nature with a view to guaranteeing the client operational continuity thanks to the most evolved digital technologies and constant attention by the SCM Service team.        SCM continues to invest in the excellence of its customer service and, for the event, opened the doors to Autostore, its new automated spare parts warehouse. This innovation has allowed SCM to increase fivefold the pick-up speed of the codes and increase the number of orders handled within 24h by 26%. All this with an energy consumption of less than 0.1 kWh per robot, confirming the Group’s focus on sustainability.        Sustainability which also means ergonomics and ease of use, made available to the operators of all the SCM machines by the renewed eye-M control panel, which makes the operator’s work easier and offers a modular programming and a higher calculation power.