Have you confirmed your attendance at the UK’s only woodworking machinery and materials exhibition, W16? If the answer is no, then you might want to take a closer look at what’s in store.

Not to be missed, Biesse Group UK will be designing its 600 sq m stand around the ‘Smart’ working concept: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed. Making its UK debut, Biesse’s W4 panel return system with Stream A edgebander will be taking centre stage on its main stand, A510, alongside the Sektor beamsaw and Rover B FT with new K3 Winstore board storage and loading system.

The machinery giant will also be displaying a range of machines designed exclusively for the smaller manufacture and sold through Biesse’s distribution channel on stand N610. Local dealers will be demonstrating seven machines including the Active 400 panel saw, Spark 2.3 edgebander and the Rover J1530 machining centre.

Among the largest stands will be those of SCM, Homag, Felder, Weinig and RW – and you can expect to see some pretty impressive technology here, too. All five offer industrial machines as well as technology for the smaller manufacturer. Expect to see Minimax alongside SCM’s machining centres, edgebanders and sanders and both Format-4 and Hammer machines on the Felder stand. The very latest solid wood and panel processing machinery from RW Machinery will include Busellato, Stema and Anderson and you can expect to see innovative moulding techniques on the Weinig stand.

Masterwood GB will show new pod and rail machining centres as well as nesting solutions on stand J510. A full range of 3D software packages, including those for three, four and five axis machines, will also be available for live demonstrations throughout the show.

Axminster Tools and Machinery is planning to reveal new technology from its Axminster Industrial Series. The compact Max 350 and Max 340M edgebanders will be displayed alongside spindle moulders, dual drum sanders, radial arm saws and Lamello biscuit jointing and knockdown fittings.

Machinery highlights will also include Striebig vertical panel saws and Viet belt sanders from Leicester-based TM Machinery and an extensive range of panel sizing solutions from the Austrian manufacturer, Schelling, following its recent acquisition of IMA.

The latest precision tooling, hardware and power tools will also be on display during the four-day event. Increasing its stand size after a successful W14, Isaac Lord will show a range of hand tools and cabinet hardware from leading manufactures that include Mirka, Makita, Reisser and Blum, while tools and fixing supplier, Festool will be featuring its new Domino range of connectors and joints for KD furniture and a new range of construction tools.

Autool Grinders and new exhibitors Merlin Tools Ltd and Oertli Tooling will be on hand to showcase the latest profile, tooling, cutting and spindle systems to enter the UK market, whilst leading tool expert, Leitz Tooling Ltd will be displaying its range of joinery tooling and its A+ energy rated timber window manufacturing ThermoTech System.

For adhesives, make a beeline for Quinn Global UK and Jowat UK. They join coatings experts, Movac Group Limited, who will be focusing its attentions on waterborn wood coatings and finishes. Coatings specialist, Symphony Coatings will also offer visitors an opportunity to see new products and best practice techniques in action in its very own spray booth.

W16’s sister components exhibition, Elements will complete the manufacturing cycle, with leading names from the edging, décor and hardware sector showcasing their core product ranges and David Clouting, Hranipex UK, Ostermann UK and Dollken UK showcasing their very latest colour-ways for the UK market.

Lisa Campagnola,events director for W16 adds: “The W Show has historically been the perfect platform to launch new product into the UK woodworking industry. W16 is no exception, with new product launches being announced as the event draws closer. This is great news for visitors. Not only will be you able to see a wealth of new product under one roof, you’ll also be one of the first to see it in action – a crucial element to keep one step ahead of your competition.”

W16 and Elements will be taking place from the 2nd-5th October 2016 at the NEC Birmingham.


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