SCM R-Evolution

19 Sep 2017

SCM R-Evolution was a buzz of activity with the latest in woodworking technology on display for all to see. A culmination of SCM Group’s first year in Australia, the two day exhibition held at the beginning of September was the first opportunity for the Australian public to see the Flexstore Storage System up and running.

An impressive piece of machinery to watch in action, Flexstore handles panel management and storage with ease. SCM R-Evolution visitors were able to experience the smooth movements of Flexstore as it easily fed panels into a Morbidelli Universal Nesting Cell.

An exhibition that catered for a whole spectrum of wood trades from cabinet and kitchen makers, shopfitters and joiners right through to designers and architects, SCM Group Australia fitted out their Sydney showroom with the latest in edgebanders, 5 axis machining, DMC sanders and a wide range of panel saws and traditional machines.

The Accord 25 fx CNC Machining Centre drew a crowd over the two day event. Running demonstrations with SCM created Xilog Maestro software, visitors were able to see the flexibility of the machine as wooden mugs were created with ease.

Keen to offer an all-inclusive solution to warehouse fit out, SCM Group Australia invited a number of industry partners to participate in the exhibition. With many customers requiring a focus on screen to machine technology, Microvellum and Cabinets by Computer were on hand to demonstrate how SCM machining capabilities can be enhanced when combined with the right software for the job.

Also on site were Leitz, offering a suite of tooling options and Finance At Work, taking care of the practical aspects of purchasing machines.

“Our first year as SCM Group in Australia has been a great success,” said Lee Gabbett, CEO. “We’ve been well received by customers and the industry alike, and it’s been a privilege to introduce the latest in machinery to the Australian public direct from the designers in Italy. We’re really looking forward to what the next year will bring.”

In the tradition of bespoke SCM creations, a unique piece of furniture was on display for the first time at the recent SCM R-Evolution exhibition in Sydney. The centrepiece of the exhibition was an 8 metre slab table made from a recovered Sequoia tree.

Ian Dolan of Recycled Timbers created the slab table from a Californian Redwood Sequoia tree, which was recovered from the Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens after being struck by lightning.

Deemed a safety risk to Garden visitors, Recycled Timbers removed the tree remnants and had it broken into three pieces for easy removal to the Recycled Timbers factory. One piece was used to make the slab table for the SCM Group Australia Sydney showroom, and the other pieces will be used to create unique furniture pieces.

The Californian Redwood is a slow growing softwood and is one of the largest trees in the world with some having a life span of between 1200 – 1800 years, a height of 115.5 meters and up to 7.9 meters in diameter.

Determined to respect the natural beauty of the tree, SCM Group Australia designed the slab table so that the raw state of the wood would be conserved. The resulting piece is a magnificent slab table more than 8 metres long which will be kept as a showpiece in the SCM Sydney showroom.