LIGNA: Machines that process more than "just" wood
LIGNA 2017, which runs from 22 to 26 May, will show that the processing capabilities of today's woodworking machines extend far beyond "just" wood, encompassing plastics and composite panels, insulation materials, building materials and more.
At their stands, exhibitors will profile the many non-wood applications of their standard machines. The main applications on show include caravan and boat building, vehicle, ship and aircraft interior finishing as well as plastics processing and fabrication. Processing plastic and composite materials is now a core part of joinery and cabinetmaking work. The individual manufacturer’s displays by will be complemented by an information pavilion operated by the University of Stuttgart Institute for Machine Tools (IfW).
Located at Stand B43 in Hall 27, the pavilion will showcase various items and workpieces that have been machined from plastics and fiber-reinforced composites using standard woodworking machines. What’s more, the pavilion will feature an array of measurement systems for analyzing and optimizing machines, tools and manufacturing processes. IfW will also use the pavilion to profile its current research projects.