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AWFS® Fair Spotlight

Architectural Products
King Plastic Corporation, a leading manufac¬turer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes will exhibit at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® AWFS®

Fair held July 17–20, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. King Plastic will showcase its popular product brands: King StarBoard® ST, King DuraStyle® and ColorBoard®.

The polymer sheets will not rust, delaminate or rot when exposed to UV, humidity or water. It is one of their most scratch resistant polymers, making it an excellent construction material for cabinetry, furniture and architectural partitions. The polymer sheet never needs painting or refinishing, works like wood and is easy to fabricate using common woodworking tools and techniques.

“Cabinet and furniture manufacturers can build an outdoor living space for customers that want a super tough material that lasts a lifetime,” said Michael Fabbri, National Sales Manager of King Plastic. “Our products work like wood and are easy to fabricate with common woodworking tools.”

For more information, contact Michael Fabbri, King Plastic Corporation, 1100 N. Toledo Blade Blvd., North Port, FL 34288, 941-493-5502, Fax: 941-497-3274, E-mail: sales@kingplastic.com, Web: www.kingplastic.com.


New “O” Flute Plastic Tools
Vortex introduces XP tooling for Plastics. This new tool series improves upon their already popular single edge “O” flute design by incorporating XP geometry. Designed for hard and soft plastics these tools provide superior part finish and tool life over their existing tools. Their initial offering is in some of their most popular sizes. They will be adding more tool style in the future. Please check back if what you are looking is here yet. American owned and operated, Vortex Tool Company, Inc. designs and manufactures a wide variety of standard and custom high-performance router and insert cutting tools for the woodworking and plastics industries, and provides re-tipping and sharpening services for all makes and models.

For more information, contact Lucas Molepske, Vortex Tool Company, 5605 East Jelinek Ave., Schofield, WI 54476, 800-355-7708/715-355-7707, Fax: 715-355-7353, E-mail: lucas@vortextool.com, Web: www.vortextool.com.


LSAM Additive Printer
LSAM Additive Printers are fixed gantry, moving tables with table sizes of 5’x5’ and 5’x10’ and are capable of printing parts up to 4’ high. The 5’x10’ machines are available in two styles, 5’ wide with 10’ of front to back motion or 10’ wide with 5’ of front to back motion. Maximum table print weight is 1,000 pounds and the 10’ wide 5’ deep machine is available with a dual servo drive which doubles the weight carrying capability (2,000 pounds). It is planned to equip the 5’ wide 10’ deep version with a Vertical Layer Printing option which will allow it to vertically print parts up to ten feet tall. This new LSAM Additive Printer is intended to introduce LSAM additive technology to a whole new level of application and customer. It targets companies that want to print top quality, large composite thermoplastic parts, but don’t really need, nor can they cost-justify, the really large LSAM systems. These new systems also target companies who already have sufficient trimming capability and only need a quality print function. Applications include industrial fixtures, molds (including high temperature molds), tooling, foundry patterns, & hundreds, if not thousands of similar applications.

For more information, contact Duane Marrett, Thermwood Corporation, 904 Buffaloville Rd., Dale, IN 47523, 800-533-6901, E-mail: duane.marrett@thermwood.com, Web: www.thermwood.com.


Eco-Friendly Coating
Amana Tool’s “non-melt” saw blades (for example, Item #LB10801C) are specifically designed for cutting plastic, Plexiglas®, polycarbonates such as Lexan™ and other materials. Available in their signature ElectroBlu™ Ecofriendly non-stick coating, these blades feature a micron-thin translucent layer, which helps to prevent resin buildup and is even more resistant to corrosion. This yields super smooth cuts in plastic materials without damaging the edges. The non-melt Amana Tool saw blades provide optimum performance yet makes cleanup a breeze. Amana Tool also produces industrial-quality carbide tipped, solid carbide and replacement carbide cutting tools. They recently introduced their Spektra™ extreme tool life coated CNC router bit line. The bits feature a nACo® nanocomposite coating with an extreme Nano hardness and heat resistance and can say sharp up to 2.5 times longer than non-coated router bits.

For


For more information, contact Frank Misiti, Amana Tool, 120 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale, NY 11735, 800-445-0077/631-752-1300, Fax: 631-752-1674, E-mail: frankm@amanatool.com, Web: www.amanatool.com.

Small Footprint
ShopBot’s tools are used to machine, cut, mill, and carve into a variety of materials including wood, MDF, plastics, foam, and aluminum. They provide a wide range of tool sizes and support the success of each user with a range of services, including technical support, an active online forum, and production support services. For power and high precision in a small footprint, look to their popular and affordable ShopBot Desktop and Desktop MAX. They’re being used in countless industries and educational settings. Their full-size shop tools, such as the PRSalpha 96 x 48 (and larger), are at work everywhere from small businesses to large factory settings. They are easily configured and can be reconfigured to meet your evolving production needs.

For more information, contact Sales, ShopBot Tools, Inc., 3333 Industrial Dr., Durham, NC 27704, 888-680- 4466/919-680-4800, E-mail: sales@shopbottools.com, Web: www.shopbottools.com.


Large-Format CO2 Laser
Kern Lasers introduces their economical, large-format CO2 laser the EcoFlex. Available in 50 - 250 watts with work areas of 52” x 50” or 52” x 100”. This laser is a perfect economical solution to manufacturers of signs and P.O.P products. Signs incorporating LED backlighting is found everywhere these days. The translucent acrylic can be placed on the front side of the LED lit panel, consisting of high-efficiency LED light strips which are snapped to the edge of the acrylic panels which effectively diffuse light across a dot or line pattern laser etched into the acrylic sheet. This creates a brightly lit panel with a consistent glow. At Kern Laser they understand the relationship between lasers and acrylic, and they invite you to inquire about which laser system is right for your needs.

For more information, contact Sales, Kern Lasers, 1501 Industrial Dr., Wadena, MN 56482, 888-660-2755/218-631- 2755, Fax: 218-631-3476, E-mail: info@kernlasers.com, Web: www.kernlasers.com.


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