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Production Support Goes West
Matt Schmitz of ShopBot's Production Support team recently traveled to Mexicali, Mexico, and Pleasant Hill, California, to help ShopBotters get more from their tools. As Matt tells it: "Triumph Group, a leading aerospace component manufacturing company, recently purchased two 5-axis tools to cut plastic parts at one of their facilities in Mexicali. I spent three days working with their engineering, manufacturing, and maintenance teams." Read about this trip and Matt's visit to professors, technicians and students of Diablo Valley College in his ShopBot blog post.
Woodworking in America
ShopBot's Andy Martin and Buddy Warner attended the Woodworking in America show, Sep. 25 - 27. Andy noted: "As Kansas City was celebrating the Royals second baseball postseason berth in as many years, a buzz streamed across town, as folks came from all over to share their ideas and exchange the old and new within the industry. There was a large turnout for the show."
Andy and Buddy gave a sneak peek of ShopBot's Desktop MAX tool (set for release soon), amidst an array of traditional woodworking tools throughout the showroom floor. The new tool was featured to display its endless possibilities, in this case supporting a dovetail jig, providing the woodworker with a view of its limitless potential.
Buddy noted that it was a great opportunity to connect with woodworking professionals. "Roy Underhill from the long running PBS Woodwright’s Shop television program stopped by the ShopBot booth to say hello. And we also got to talk shop with Mark Adams from one of the leading woodworking schools in North America, the Mark Adams School of Woodworking."