LIGNA 2021, TRADE SHOW TO PUT SPOTLIGHT ON DIGITALIZATION, PREFABRICATION AND BIOECONOMY
organizers of LIGNA have announced the focus topics for next year’s event. As
the world’s leading trade show for woodworking and wood processing equipment,
machinery and tools, LIGNA is looked to as a guide for the key issues that will
shape the wood industry in the coming years. The next edition of LIGNA, running
from 10 to 14 May 2021, will put the spotlight on the digital transformation of
the woodworking industry, prefabrication processes in timber construction and
the bioeconomy. These three focus topics will be reflected at individual tradeshow
stands as well as throughout the various forums and special displays – as well
as at the LIGNA Guided Tours.
is driving innovation throughout the global economy, including in the wood industry,
where digital technologies are no longer limited to peripheral functions for
production operations, but are fundamentally reshaping business models and
processes. That is why the focus topic of Woodworking Transformation will again
feature prominently at LIGNA 2021. The digital solutions on display will cover
a wide range of areas – from planning and design to production and quality
monitoring. More and more manufacturers of machinery for processing solid and
engineered wood are offering digital systems solutions. Industrial plant
providers are increasingly opting for robotics systems for materials handling,
human-machine interaction and surfacing functions. Key themes include
cloud-based data management, standardization and interfaces, building information
modeling (BIM), timber flow management and augmented and virtual reality
applications. Digitalization is also opening up major opportunities in the
skilled trades, both when it comes to meeting the rising demand for custom
solutions and the implementation of complete concepts.
timber construction industry is increasingly trending towards modularization
and standardization. In the multi-level timber construction sector, the
development of prefabrication systems has picked up speed in recent years. The
benefits of prefabrication are clear: shorter on-site construction times ease
the cost of financing and reduce construction site emissions. These benefits go
on top of the inherent benefits of timber as a construction material: it is
sustainable and recyclable and requires minimal energy at the production and
processing stages. These are all good reasons to feature Prefab Building
Processes as a focus topic at LIGNA 2021. The show will shine a light on how
timber is used as a building material and the individual planning,
prefabrication and assembly steps involved in multi-level construction. It will
also cover the use of timber in existing building structures.
concept of the bioeconomy has gained considerable political and economic
traction around the world in recent years. Bioeconomy refers to the transition
from a fossil fuel and mineral resources-based economy to a renewable
resources-based economy. As one of the world’s most important renewable
resources, wood has a central role to play in this process. By choosing Green
Material Processing as the third focus topic for LIGNA 2021, the organizers are
highlighting the economic and technological innovations arising from the new
processing and finishing options for timber as a key renewable resource.
Coverage will include the relevant technologies, research findings, regulatory framework
and practical results – especially as regards potential added value for SMEs.
The focus topic will also be reflected in LIGNA’s existing comprehensive
exhibits of colors, liquid coatings, lubricants and 3D printing systems.
Additional coverage will focus on the challenges and developments of the global
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