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LIGNA.Forum digital highlights focus topic

Published on :Thursday, September 16, 2021

LIGNA.Forum digital ushers in newness to the woodworking industry. New events are on the horizon for the woodworking industry with the LIGNA.Forum digital scheduled as part of the event LIGNA.Innovation Network, to be held from September 27 to 29, 2021. The two-day conference programme will feature recognized industry experts on the focus topics of Prefab Building Processes and Woodworking Transformation.

The LIGNA.Forum digital will begin on  September 27 after the official opening of the LIGNA.Innovation Network, where Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover, will welcome participants.

The first half of the day will be devoted to the focus topic of Prefab Building Processes in timber construction. The processes include the use of wood as a building material and the respective steps in the planning, prefabrication and assembly of timber structures.

Dominik Wolfschütz, VDMA, will start with a contribution on “Mass Timber – Global Markets and Technological Developments”. Andreas Rudolf, Minda Industrieanlagen GmbH, will continue with example from the field of plant and control technology for flexible cross-laminated timber production.

Prof. Andreas Heinzmann, Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, will present an insight into “Automation in Timber Element construction – Flexible Robotic Solutions independent from Cycle times”.

In the afternoon, the discussion will continue on the focus topic of Woodworking Transformation. Giacomo Montanelli, SCM Group, continues the programme with the presentation “Smart & Human evolution of batch-one integrated factory for a variety of rooms/furniture components”. “Application of AR Technology in Training using the Example of a CNC Machining Centre” is the focus of the presentation by Martin Kasselmann, Fachschule für Holztechnik Melle.

Afterwards, Raphaël Prati, Biesse, Paolo Galli, HSD, and Marc Dorchain, Software AG, will exchange views on the topic of “ZDMP – Zero-Defects Manufacturing Platform”.

Several questions on the challenges experienced by the manufacturing unit while working on wood transformation will be addressed by Dr Bernhard Dirr, Managing Director of the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association, as well as Elias Wagner, Schuler Consulting, Martin Schockwitz of Burger Küchen, Markus Hengst, Ulrich Rotte Anlagenbau, and Gisela Cousland of DeinSchrank.de, who will discuss the challenges and success factors of an order-based production with manufacturers and experts from the furniture industry.

The morning of the second conference day will continue discussion on the focus topic “Woodworking Transformation”. Stefan Eisenkohl, Baumer Inspection, will discuss the topic of “Digitalization & AI as a contribution to resource management”.

In the afternoon, the focus topic “Prefab Building Processes” other speakers will join to enlighten participants and answer query, Dominik Wolfschütz, VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association, Robert Falch, Minda, Dr. Otto Leible, Weinig Concept, and Christian Fild from Henkel Switzerland.

The two-day conference programme at LIGNA.Forum digital will conclude with the presentation of the German Timber Construction Award 2021.

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