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Finalists for IWF Challengers Award announced

 Friday, June 3, 2016

IWF-Challengers-50thIWF is a platform to reveal talents and innovations. Like each year, the show is going to conduct the Challengers Award where one could get the chance to distinguish them by developing innovative products and technology. As the IWF Challengers award is celebrating its 50 years, they are much more concerned about the finalists this year.


From the semi-finalist to become finalist, the journey was very exciting to all the participants. Now they are looking forward to grab the award. The International Woodworking Fair named 21 technologies and supplies as Challengers Award Finalists. Take a glance at the finalist gallery of 21 distinguished achievers.



• Accuride International – Senseon Secure Access System
• Atlantic Machinery / VITAP – Vitap CNC Acoustic Panel Boring Machine
• Bacci America Inc – CNC for Shaping & Sanding Cabinets Doors Outside Profile

• Biesse – Viet Robotic Sanding cross grain scratching on MDF, wood, painted doors

• Cefla North America – Cefla Inert Coating Technology by Sorbini
• Doucet Machineries Inc – Doucet In-Motion Crosscut Saw
• Fastenlink – Fastenlink fasteners
• Giben – Giben by Anderson nested CNC
• Holz-Her – Ltronic edgebanding technology
• Holz-Her/Leitz Tooling Systems LP – Multi Tool/QuattroForm Cutterhead System
• Koch Machinery – Paul Optimizing Crosscut saw
• Leitz Tooling Systems LP – ProfilCut Q Premium Cutterhead System
• LMT Onsrud LP – Polaris Compression
• Luxhammar Corp – Luxhammar Thermal Modification Process
• Red Horse USA, Inc – Winbag inflatable spline & install adjuster
• Riverside Tool Corp – SuperSand CNC sanding tool
• Salice America Inc – Salice Air
• SonicAire – SonicAire 2.0 dust exhaust fan
• Taurus Craco Machinery – WOOD-ED Table
• Utility Composites Inc – Raptor Polymer Composite Nails
• Weinig Group – Weinig System Plus

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