IWF has announced the finalists for the 2022 Challengers Awards, a competition recognizing companies demonstrating exemplary achievement in the development of product, service, or manufacturing technologies and techniques created to advance the industry.
A panel of nine distinguished judges—all recognized professionals drawn from across the industry landscape—review and analyze each entry.
From the field of 86 contestants, 20 finalists have been selected to perform live demonstrations for judges' review on the day preceding show opening. Judges render final decisions to select winners based on demonstration outcomes.
Seven winners will be announced on IWF 2022 opening day, Tuesday, Aug. 23. The finalists will be on display in The Challengers Award Gallery throughout the duration of the show.
The 20 Contestants advancing to the select rank of Finalist are, in alphabetical order:
Altendorf Group America, Inc. | Hand Guard
BACCI America, Inc. | 5-Axis CNC Machining Center with Disappearing Jig-Less Clamps
BACCI America, Inc. | CNC Turning Lathe with 4 Vertical Spindles
BACCI America, Inc. | Robotic Feed System for High Volume Batch One Outside Profile/Sand Process
Biesse America | T-Jet: Dust Mitigation System
Felder Group USA | glueBox
Felder Group USA | PCS (Preventative Contact System)
Guffey Systems | PivotLine™
Guffey Systems | PivotPoint™
Kiwi Vision LLC | The Morgan Square
Lentz Machinery Group/PADE USA | New Turning and Sanding Mill
Northtech Machine, LLC | iDovetail
Northtech Machine, LLC | L5 No Lock SLR Fence
Salice America, Inc. | Bifold Door System
Salice America, Inc. | CQ Full Access Hinge
Taylor / Cameron / JLT | Cameron Automation Rack & Stack Flooring Nester
Topp Line Incorporated | The Blind Stapler
Voorwood Company | A5615 Stile and Rail Machine
Weinig Holz-Her North America | SafeDetect Radar System for CNC Machines
WoodTech Sales (Pty) Ltd | TruCut Automated Panel Saw Fence