Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News.
After a couple of years of disruption and travel restrictions, WoodTECH 2022 will be back in person for New Zealand in October of this year. While Australia will still have to wait another year, borders will be open and we encourage those keen to make the trip across the Tasman or arrange for on-site connections to link into the sawmilling event.
European and American technology suppliers are keen to come down. It will have been 3 long years since sawmilling staff, saw-doctors and key technology and equipment suppliers will have met up face to face – at WoodTECH. WoodTECH 2022 is scheduled for 18-19 October 2022 in Rotorua, New Zealand with virtual connections being set up for other mills.
For the Australian community this month, 15 April 2022 is the final date for feedback on upcoming changes to the national sawmilling and timber processing industry training. The redeveloped skills framework will better equip trainees for the sector’s rapid digital transformation, automation and new innovative timber products. Check out the article below to view the draft documents and comment – before the feedback period ends.
There are a lot of good stories in this month’s issue. We cover innovations in bio-based furniture boards and cardboard wall studs, the launch of the NZ Timber Design Centre, FTMA’s new timber podcast, F&T Time with Kersten Gentle and a fantastic virtual walkthrough of a new CLT factory in Canada.
Check out these stories and much more below. Enjoy this month’s issue.
Stories this issue:
- Skills feedback for sawmilling and timber industries
- Flexible planing of small batches up to 8 m long
- More Swedish innovation: Cardboard wall studs
- World’s first fully bio-based furniture board
- FTMA launches timber podcasts
- Looking inside a mass timber manufacturing operation
- Public share float of Carter Holt Harvey?
- Practical training improving leadership skills
- NZ Timber Design Centre launched
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