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July 20-21, 2022

Hickory Metro Convention Center
Hickory, North Carolina

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Educational Program

The educational program for Furniture Manufacturing Expo offers three educational tracks - the Technology Track, the Woodworking Track, and the Upholstery Track.
The location is noted under each session title.

Please note that the program is sorted by days. Select the day(s) of interest below to see all available for that day.

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Technology Track
    • Technology Track
    Conover 1
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    • Technology Track
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    • Technology Track
    Conover 1
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Woodworking Track
    • Woodworking Track
    Conover 2
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    • Woodworking Track
    Conover 2
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    • Woodworking Track
    Conover 2
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Upholstery Track
    • Upholstery Track
    Conover 3

    How upholstery works and the history of the technology that makes it comfortable, from the beginning to current cutting edge.

    Sponsored By: National Upholstery Association
    • Upholstery Track
    Conover 3

    A in depth panel discussion with Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, Catawba Valley Community College, and Guilford Technical Community College, discussing the importance of continuing training and resources available.   

    • Upholstery Track
    Conover 3

    Choose from nine types of matching based of fabric and furniture.  Tips for huge 330” repeats, “matching windows” for cardboard patterns, and short cut for flow-match.

    Sponsored By: National Upholstery Association
    • Upholstery Track
    Conover 3

    Learn how outdoor cushions are made, their challenges to comfort, and what led to a new patent that can make them as breathable as indoor cushions.

    Sponsored By: National Upholstery Association
Technology Track
    • Technology Track
    Conover 1
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    • Technology Track
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    • Technology Track
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Woodworking Track
    • Woodworking Track
    Conover 2
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    • Woodworking Track
    Conover 2

    Best practices for plywood frames including types of joints and other considerations with multiple examples to illustrate concepts.

    • Woodworking Track
    Conover 2

    Using 3D models and 2D drawings to demonstrate step-by-step process for designing plywood frames efficiently.

Upholstery Track
    • Upholstery Track
    Conover 3

    In-depth view of the design and development of a high-profile upholstered piece, with tips and tricks revealed, from 3D CAD to pattern match.

    Sponsored By: National Upholstery Association
    • Upholstery Track
    Conover 3
    Learn how to incorporate alternate upholstery materials for modern upholstery and choose business practices to achieve sustainable upholstered furniture manufacture.
    Sponsored By: National Upholstery Association
    • Upholstery Track
    Conover 3
    Sponsored By: National Upholstery Association
    • Upholstery Track
    Conover 3
    Sponsored By: National Upholstery Association

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