Friday, June 5, 2015
AWFS Fair 2015 gears up at Las Vegas, NV, this summer for July 22 to July 25 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Woodworking machinery manufacturers and suppliers will display the latest advances and developments in equipment technology and product supplies.
Educational opportunities abound with AWFS comprehensive education program, the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK), which covers in-depth coverage of the many issues impacting the woodworking industry. AWFS is going to host popular technical sessions that take place on the show floor returns this year with a host of topics to keep attendees abreast of new technology applications, machine processes and much more.
AWFS announced a redesign for its Best of Show trophy for Fresh Wood, the show’s student design competition. The original design, created by famed woodworker Sam Maloof in 2003, featured a sculpture of his iconic rocking chair arm.
And for the first time AWFS is going to introduce a student woodturning competition at the event. The inaugural Turning to the Future contest received more than 40 entries and is hosted by the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).
Every other year AWFS also recognizes creativity and innovation as well as leadership in green/environmental product development with its Visionary New Product Awards. Entries are evaluated, by a panel of judges, on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation and user-friendliness.
Souce: Woodworking Network