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Furnishing Idea is the portal dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, designed to bring together different professionals such as architects, designers, carpenters, furniture makers and manufacturers active in the furniture market who represent the reference point in terms of innovation and quality of the product offered. On the other hand, the portal aims to provide a valid information service focused on products, projects, events and fairs and everything that revolves around the world of components, semi-finished products and accessories for the furniture industry.


The portal is divided into different sections where you can explore the different products according to different categories, get in touch with manufacturers, download catalogues to keep up with industry trends and watch videos of interviews with the best professionals and manufacturers.


In the articles section you can find all the information about the most innovative product technologies, such as furniture materials, furniture accessories and systems, furniture machinery, furniture hardware, manufactured by manufacturers with a solid experience in the field. In the companies section there is an overview of the manufacturers registered on our portal, divided by product category, where you can contact us for any request. Our portal also has a special catalogues section to allow professionals and operators in the sector to view in a practical way all the catalogues relating to the various products (furniture hardware, upholstery materials, furniture paints, etc.). In addition, to allow easy consultation of the products, our portal has reserved a product section, organized by categories, where you can find out about the technical characteristics, materials and functionality of each product. The video section, on the other hand, presents numerous video interviews given by professionals and manufacturers that report news, insights and informative content on the best technologies in the sector.


In addition, to keep you constantly informed you can also consult our Journal section which contains all the Furnishing Idea magazines dedicated to the furniture and furnishing industry, such as the edition dedicated to Sicam or Interzum, two of the most important trade fairs in the sector. The magazines can be consulted from the portal or easily downloadable in pdf format.


Thanks to the trust placed in us by many manufacturers, our portal is now recognized both nationally and internationally. In fact, there are already many internationally recognized and established companies in the sector, including the AIPEF group (Italian Flexible Expanded Polyurethanes Companies) which promotes scientific information on the use of flexible polyurethane foam in the sectors in which it is used.

Campus and Smart&Human Factory: two important initiatives of SCM Group

SCM Group, world leader in technologies for the processing of numerous materials and industrial components, has created two important initiatives: the inauguration of the “Campus“ project, the new training center of the group and the “Smart&HumanFactory“ Open House , dedicated to the digital and intelligent factory, integrated with industrial and collaborative robots.
Campus was inaugurated Monday, January 28th, in the new headquarters of Villa Verucchio (Rimini), in the presence of the main institutional authorities and representatives of the world of education, professional and university. Campus wants to be the concrete answer to the continuous technological and training challenges that today affect the manufacturing industry by developing the most advanced competence to transmit it to the professionals of today and tomorrow all over the world. Campus was founded with the aim of coordinating and promoting all activities aimed at developing the professional, technical, managerial and managerial skills of the 4,000 people who today work for the group in the three major production centers in Italy and in over twenty branches abroad.
Another important goal of Campus is to help develop skills that foster technological innovation in the various sectors in which the group's companies operate: from the furniture industry to building, from automotive to aerospace, from boating to processing plastic materials.
This center also wants to act as an interlocutor of reference for secondary schools, universities, various vocational training institutions and business schools with which Scm Group collaborates in Italy and abroad for projects of alternating school-work, internships and initiatives joint training by providing the high technology of its machinery and the know-how of its professionals.


Thousands of presences for the “smart“ factory of Scm

More than 2,500 visitors from all over the world crowded the SCM Technology Center from 31st January to 2nd February at the Rimini headquarters for the “Smart&HumanFactory“ Open House. The event showed the intelligent factory of the future for the wood industry, integrated by industrial and collaborative robots, a state-of-the-art factory, where the latest generation of SCM technologies are integrated by anthropomorphic industrial robots, employed in the heaviest activities; collaborative robots, working alongside operators in total safety and without barriers.
Inside the SCM Technology Center, set up for the occasion with over fifty solutions on display and in process, the public was able to enter the “Smart & Human Factory“ that in three days worked almost a thousand panels to produce in time record four different types of furniture.
“The Open House - explained the Director SCM Division Luigi De Vito - was a very important moment of direct meeting with our customers to let them experience first hand the main innovations of the factory of the future. new frontiers of automation, without forgetting the human factor, as indicated by the title 'Smart&HumanFactory': the strength of SCM to be not only a supplier, but a partner ready to support its customers in their business and to accompany them concrete in the era of industry 4.0 without ever leaving them alone “.

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Category: Industry news
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SCM presents the human-sized Smart Factory at Ligna

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Digitisation increases the competitiveness of the manufacturing system
Category: Economy and marketing
Publication date: 20/05/2019

European Investment Bank finances SCM Group

50 million euro for research and development projects with a view to 4.0
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Optimistic forecasts for 2018
Category: Economy and marketing
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