Last year visitors at XYLEXPO in Milan and IWF in Atlanta welcomed the debut of a new feature from Viet for creating special effects – the Viet Sculpture Pad. They saw how easily it allowed designers to sit at their laptops and let their creativity flow, coming up with designs featuring straight, curved or wavy patterns and hand-scraped looks that have become so desirable for wood tabletops, other furniture pieces and flooring. At AWFS 2019, Biesse invites you to visit for a demonstration and to be amazed by the Sculpture Pad.
When added to a standard wide-belt sander, the Viet Sculpture Pad is designed to help eliminate the need for hard-to-find, highly-skilled craftsmen in the finishing department to create the latest special effects. The Viet Sculpture Pad can be integrated into Biesse’s standard sanding unit, so there’s no need for special milling tools on CNC machines that lengthen processing time. You also avoid allocating capital for a dedicated unit on your sanding machine that restricts design options by performing only one effect.
“It offers the extreme versatility of effect sanding in your facility today. You can create any file, combining sanded and un-sanded areas for textural variation, and upload the file to the machine. But if trends change in a few years, you can just push a button on the screen and use typical sanding options instead,” said Antonio Cucco, Product Area Manager at Biesse America. “The Sculpture Pad is equipped with engineered mechanics and smart software management of our IPC control. Between the smart electronic management and the mechanical solution, you can create an infinite variety of effect patterns and resolutions.”
The bottom line? The Viet Sculpture Pad increases the versatility of a standard sanding machine, saves space, and makes it more feasible for companies of all sizes to offer special effects with minimal manufacturing cost. Call out type if you need it: Special effects are very subtle. If you run your hand over a tabletop, you can often feel them more than you can see them.”