Rimini - On October 12 to 13, in the splendid Tuscan autumn setting of the SCM Sinalunga plant, a number of companies and technological partners from the wooden construction industries in Japan, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, Denmark and Italy have assembled in order to learn first-hand about the latest developments in Oikos and Area CNC machining centres. A great number of interested companies flocked to the first edition of the SCM open-house dedicated to constructors of large and small wooden buildings, residential and public; a clearly successful event with massive international presence during which SCM introduced new technological training programmes.
Tommaso Martini, SCM Machining Centres for Timber Construction BU Manager, sums up well the energetic enthusiasm during the Tuscan days: "The fact that wooden buildings are more popular these days is also due to the great technological developments in this sector, achieved by research & development efforts in which SCM has invested heavily and continues to invest. SCM's CNC TIMBER-EVOLUTION finds its best expression in the Oikos and Area machining centres, which provide continuous innovation, maximum precision, application flexibility and ease of use, and which our partners from around the world continue to use to Build the Future with Wood."
During the open-house event, a programme of technical demonstrations illustrated the peerless performance of the OIKOS machining centres by processing structural beams and X-LAM/CLT wall panels, as well as that of the AREA centres by processing walls, insulating panels and curved beams. These are two different machines, yet both are based on the same design principles that characterise all the SCM machining centres. Great interest was shown in the demonstrations of the SCM Beam & Wall Maestro software, where you could actually feel the ease of programming and controlling the Oikos and Area centres.
A new partnership between SCM and the Turin Politecnico's Department of Architecture and Design (DAD) was announced during the open-house event. This long-term collaboration between the academic and industrial worlds is certain to produce ever more efficient and better technological solutions.