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LIGNA 2019 – the platform to learn from the best:

 Thursday, May 9, 2019

With the motto “Showing, Doing, Knowing”, from May 27 to 31 the Hall 11 at the fair centre will turn into the hive of training activity. LIGNA, this year will once again offer practical training sessions on equipment training activities like joinery, carpentry, cabinetmaking and assembly trades.


Training Workshops are scheduled to run for 90 minutes and expected to cover a range of subjects connected with the woodworking sector. Participants will have the opportunity to explore new products and also experience activities of power tools, adhesive and assembly equipment. The workshop will also include a presentation on the use of social media networks and ways of improving woodworking trade.


Previously, the LIGNA training workshops held in 2017, introduced sessions on technological change in the woodworking sector. This year, the experts are taking it to the next level, with “Efficiency and quality are critical to success in the woodworking and assembly trades, particularly when working to tight deadlines,” explains Elke Hein, Deutsche Messe’s Project Director responsible for the LIGNA Training Workshops.


Practical experience and use of valuable pointers:

While the exhibitors have their respective stand to demonstrate their products, yet, for the purpose of imparting knowledge on the products and technology they have a quiet place dedicated to learning and training at the Pavilion 11 fronting Hall 11. The workshop is scheduled to start with classroom-style learning, where the  participating visitors will be seated at café-style tables and collect notes while expert speakers and trainers communicate the finer technical points using start-of-the-art presentation systems. Armed with new knowledge and hands-on training the participants will then pick up some tools and start working on pre-prepared work-pieces. Participation in the Training Workshops is free of charge to woodworking and installation/assembly professionals and requires prior registration. After the completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate. Tischler NRW CEO Dr. Johann Quatmann extended his support in the LIGNA Training Workshops, and shared his view on the same, “The LIGNA Training Workshops offer excellent value, both to individual traders and to woodworking companies that take their employees to LIGNA, (…) because the participants get to do so much more than just look at the latest tools; they actually get to try them out, compare them, and, what’s more, gather key information directly from the manufacturers.”


Festool – Perfecting edges and reliable joinery:

Manufacturer of tools, Festool now invite visitors to “have a go and work on a real project” at its two workshops. In the first session, the instructors will teach participants techniques of applying and finishing the perfect edge band by using the Festool Conturo KA 65 edge-bander. In the second workshop, they will demonstrate about Festool’s Domino joining system by giving a demo of making the panel, frame and rack joints.


Kleiberit and Bessey – reliable adhesives and smart assembly tools:

From the series of training workshops, the participants will learn ways of assembling doors by making use of Bessey tools and adhesive from Kleiberit. Kleiberit Supra-Foam adhesives will be used for the learning session. The instructor will also train about using the right techniques to overcome adhesive joint failure whole using PUR and PVAC glues and STP adhesive in the furniture manufacturing process. In the third session, the trained participants will experience ways of using PUR and EVA hot melt adhesives to create edge joints that look great and are extremely resistant to water, humidity and heat.


Mafell – precise holes and perfect dowel joints:

AL LIGNA workshop Mafell will train, how to make use of the new DuoDoweler DDF 40 dowel jointing system. The DDF 40 quickly and produce accurate holes for standard round wood dowel joints, holes for hardware, and rows of holes with 32 mm spacing. The workshop instructors will demonstrate its benefits in furniture carcass construction, in jointing elements at odd angles, and in the manufacture of frames for windows, doors and stairs.


Schlütersche – Social networks and effective customer acquisition:

Schlütersche is a German publishing and marketing company that combines specialist expertise in a range of industries with marketing smarts. At the LIGNA training workshop, experienced Schlütersche experts explain how the trade professionals can effectively leverage social media to get better results. The key message is that having a presence and reach on Instagram, Pinterest and other platforms is a simple, cost-effective and fast way to win new customers.



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