With W12 being the UK’s leading exhibition for the joinery and furniture manufacturing industries, CABINET VISION General Manager Richard Chappell says they regard it as a sales event. “We’ve come to W12 with a different look, a different attitude and a different feel, and taking over £110,000 worth of orders showed that exhibitions aren’t just places to be seen. They’re places to conduct business.”
As well as the firm orders, ALPHACAM and CABINET VISION combined had over 160 additional leads. ALPHACAM General Manager Nick Spurrett was extremely pleased to hear that many customers have full order books. “Because companies have a constant stream of work they have money to invest in the right software to not only drive their new CNC machine tools, but which drives their existing tools faster and better, increasing productivity. That’s why both ALPHACAM and CABINET VISION did so well at W12.”
He says customers have more confidence in the future today than they did at W10, and feel the market is buoyant.
W12 was the first opportunity for UK users to see the new and enhanced functionality in the latest releases of both brands –ALPHACAM 2013 R1 and CABINET VISION V8.
Visitors to the joint stand were impressed with ALPHACAM’s new reporting function. “They told us that being able to create user configurable reports and labels will improve both part and program traceability. They can set up bespoke documentation for nested job reports, setup sheets, tool listings and part labels,” says Nick Spurrett. The new tool path oscillation function also caused widespread interest at the show. A sinusoidal or zig-zag up and down movement can be applied to any contour toolpath, utilising more of the tool’s effective cutting length which will improve surface finish and extend the tool life.
And Richard Chappell says the new rendering features in CABINET VISION V8 are the best ever. “Woodworking manufacturers already use rendering as a marketing tool. Now those renderings which show their customers exactly how the cabinets will look in situ, are even better.”
W12 was the first time in the UK that ALPHACAM and CABINET VISION exhibited under the new Vero branding, following the merger of Vero and Planit last year. The software was also used by their machinery manufacturer partners in machining demonstrations on their own stands, featuring Nesting and part machining.
After the success of W12 ALPHACAM and CABINET VISION look forward to a strong finish to 2012 and would like to take this opportunity to thank their many UK customers for their continued support.