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Join us at Inside, Sydney

We can’t wait to see the latest Biesse automation and software at Inside, Sydney later this month (26-28 July). If you’re keen to see a hundred tonnes of Biesse and Intermac machinery in action, and want to know how to transform your factory floor for a greater competitive edge, you won’t want to miss this show. Since 1969, Biesse has designed, manufactured and marketed a comprehensive range of technologies and solutions for joiners and large furniture, window, door and wood building components manufacturers. In recent years, they’ve also been active in the plastic processing machinery sector, developing ad-hoc solutions for a growing market. They’ve connected with leading industry partners like Hafele, Hettich and Pytha Partners Australia to bring you a one stop shop for ‘thinking forward’. Michael and Katie are looking forward to catching up with existing customers and chatting to new PYTHA users, so if you have any questions for our Pytha Partners tech team, make sure you come and say hello.  Find out more about Inside, Sydney and register...

PYTHA @ LIGNA – huge woodworking fair attracts over 90,000!

PYTHA Lab were thrilled to be standing alongside 1,500 exhibitors at LIGNA late in May. Held in Hannover, Germany, this incredible trade fair housed an enormous collection of machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industries, and saw an impressive 93,000 visitors pass through the gates. In a new initiative, LIGNA training workshops for joiners, cabinetmakers, carpenters and mobile assemblers were held in partnership with the Sprint Academy (Cologne, Germany). Participants were given the opportunity to put the manually-operated woodworking machines through their paces, under the watchful eye of expert technicians. The LIGNA program also featured a series of presentations on the processing of plastics and composites at the Robotation Academy. Many exhibitors featured displays showing how woodworking machines can work not only with wood, but also with plastics, composite panels, insulation and building materials. The fair was laid out with four thematic areas: Forestry Technology, Sawmill Technology, Wood-based Panel Production and Energy from Wood . The focus was on the production of wood as a raw material for products or energy generation, through the planning, felling and retrieval stages. The current state of the art use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), or drones, proved a popular draw card, along with the latest forest surveying processes....

Top Australian designers head to Adelaide

Australia’s finest kitchen and bathroom designers will be heading to Adelaide in September to find out who’ll be taking out this year’s highly esteemed state and national awards, and we’re excited to see a number of PYTHA users lining up as finalists! The Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute received a huge response to their ninth annual Designer Awards program, with total entries up by 17% on last year. Although their South Australian chapter took the gong for most entries in 2016, Victorian members regained the crown this year, with a whopping 28% of entries coming from KBDi’s Melbourne membership. As is almost always the case for the organisation, their Large Kitchens category was by far the most popular. Interestingly, this year’s second place was an equal tie between Small and Large Bathrooms, reflecting the growing value consumers are placing on these much-used areas of the home. After an intensive judging process (meet this year’s judges here), KBDi have recently released the names of all finalists at a series of well-attended events across the country. As proud sponsors of KBDi’s Designer Awards and Symposium, Pytha Partners congratulates all designers on their nominations, and wish them the very best of luck at KBDi’s gala event. See the full list of finalists and their stunning kitchen and bathroom entries...

International networking at Asian manufacturing fair

PYTHA Lab GmbH took up residence at Asia’s largest and most influential furniture production and woodworking trade fair last week, where they proudly shared their software technology with the Asian market. CIFM / interzum guangzhou was held at the Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou, China, and spanned 17 halls to cover an area of 150,000 square meters. PYTHA Lab GmbH were one of 1,329 exhibiting companies gathered at this flagship event, reaching around 70,000 visitors. As Asia’s largest and most comprehensive woodworking machinery, furniture manufacturing and interior decoration trade fair, the show attracted a strong lineup of international exhibitors. Nine national pavilions from Germany, Turkey, Korea, Chile, the United States/Canada as well as industry-driven contingents led by the Malaysian Timber Council, American Hardwood Export Council, Canada Wood and Swedish Wood featured their latest products and news. Pytha Partner’s Michael Rowe was pleased to represent Australia and New Zealand on the stand, alongside the German and Chinese PYTHA representatives. The international team used this opportunity to take stock of the trends and movements occurring in the manufacturing industry, and are genuinely excited about PYTHA’s place in this evolving trade. Keen to know how PYTHA can fit in to your workplace? Contact Pytha Partners today.          ...

Furniture design student awarded with PYTHA package

As the recipient of the Holmesglen Institute Award, a Melbourne Furniture Design student will have 12 months to hone his PYTHA software abilities and add a powerful skill to his resume. Jian Wen was awarded the Holmesglen accolade as the top student in the Certificate IV in Furniture Design & Technology course, where he has been developing the skills and knowledge required to design and produce individual fine furniture for display, custom production and volume furniture production. Jian’s efforts were rewarded with a 12 month licence to the PYTHA 3D CAD student version; the software will be an invaluable tool for Jian as he continues his studies – with an obvious passion for the subject and great skills in design, Jian has decided to carry on with the Diploma level course. PYTHA 3D CAD has been a long-time favourite of furniture designers throughout the world. Learn more here, or contact Pytha Partners today to find out how the software is suited to this niche design discipline.                ...

Kitchen and bathroom designers impressed with PYTHA power

Pytha Partners demonstrated the power of PYTHA with members of the Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute of Australia at recent chapter events on the Gold Coast and in Sydney. The designers were blown away by the level of presentation that can be achieved with this impressive software, and got all ‘goggly-eyed’ with a very impressive 3D walk-through demonstration. Michael Rowe (Pytha Partners) shared a start to finish demo with guests, illustrating how a room is designed from beginning to end. Designers were able to see the software in action as walls and cabinets were set out, built and skilfully rendered, and they were genuinely surprised at the time efficiency of the exercise. The presentation brought home the long list of benefits of using 3D software; we’ve summarised three of the best here: Time Equals Money Michael’s demonstration showed how quickly an efficient user can produce an inspiring presentation, saving time (and money) from the get-go.  Time savings aren’t just in the initial presentation stage, however: with photo-realistic presentations leaving little room for misinterpretation, the designers could see how they’d be moving clients from the design and documentation phase through to construction in no time. Clear-as-Crystal Communication Virtually walking clients through a new kitchen or bathroom, showing them exactly how the space, colours and textures will work, eliminates any ‘grey areas’ likely to become major headaches down the track. If a client isn’t keen on what a designer is proposing, it’s best to find out early in the design phase, and not when construction is underway, and the demonstration showed how easily this can be achieved.  Clear communication saves time...