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LIGNA 2019

4.12.2018

Number one platform for the wood-based industries

4.12.2018

The upcoming LIGNA, which runs from 27 to 31 May 2019, is not just a place for discovering the latest innovations, closing deals and networking. As well as its wealth of exhibits from around the world, the trade show features a large number of special showcases for all areas of the wood processing and woodworking industries.

 

LIGNA.Forum

Next year’s show marks the premiere of the LIGNA.FORUM, a presentation forum in Hall 11 that will provide in-depth coverage of the key LIGNA focus themes as well as topical issues relevant to the secondary processing sector. The latter include “Processing of Plastics and Composites”, “Smart Surface Treatment” and “Integrated Woodworking – Tailored Solutions” as well as lectures and presentations from science and research. The LIGNA.FORUM will also be the venue for the German Timber Construction Award prize-giving ceremony.

 

Processing of Plastics and Composites

Coverage of “Processing of Plastics and Composites” at next year’s show will not be confined to the LIGNA.FORUM.  At an information pavilion operated by the University of Stuttgart Institute for Machine Tools (IfW) in Hall 11, visitors can learn about woodworking machinery that cannot only process wood but also plastics, panel products, composite materials and insulation and building materials. For example, the pavilion will feature demonstrations showing the machining of additively manufactured parts.


LIGNA Guided Tours:

As well as being a key showcase for all the latest technologies, LIGNA is the ideal place to learn about the latest trends shaping the woodworking and timber processing industries – for instance, as a participant in one of the LIGNA Guided Tours. Next year’s tour themes include “Integrated Woodworking Technologies – Tailored Solutions” and 2019 newcomers “Smart Surface Technologies” and “Sawmill Technology – Innovations and Trends”.

 

“Integrated Woodworking Technologies – Tailored Solutions”:

On this tour, participants will find out how machines “talk” to one another and learn about the latest processing systems that enable product individualization in both custom and mass production scenarios. They will also be able to see how robotics and automation technology can make their production more efficient.

 

“Smart Surface Technology”:

This tour covers a wide range of surface treatment technologies and processes as well as scanning and quality assurance systems. It also provides insight into different finishing technologies, such as digital and 3D printing, and highlights new sustainable processing options, such as energy and resource efficient adhesives, liquid coating systems and inkjet applications.