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Walter Surface Flexsteel Mustang contest Dec 2017

December 10, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies has announced the grand prize winner of its “Test Drive Flexsteel. Take Home a Mustang GT” contest.

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Made In Space produced these tin-bismuth cast metal pipe fittings to demonstrate the type of components it could produce in orbit. Source: SpaceNews

December 7, 2017

A 3D startup company that has been operating 3D polymer printers on the International Space Station, is developing tools for on-orbit metal manufacturing that could be ready for launch in 2018, according to a report by SpaceNews.com.

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ABB YuMi IV

December 5, 2017

An interview with Phil Crowther, global product manager, Small Robots, ABB Inc.

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The interior of 247 Tailor Steel’s factory during a productive day.

November 11, 2017

Companies in Belgium and the Netherlands embrace new technologies to enhance their manufacturing throughput

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Paul Terpstra and Bart Huizinga with the fire fighting tool cut on the Scotchman saw.

October 24, 2017

supplier: Scotchman Industries

end user: Motis Inc.

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There are many options for automating you saw, from bar feeders to advanced robots.

October 24, 2017

by Mike Albrecht

Automation will maximize fabricating efficiencies and reduce operating costsThere is no denying the incredible impact technology has had on our lives over the past two decades -- it has changed the traditional workplace and reshaped business expectations.

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A brighter future

October 24, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Despite some uncertainty, prospects for Canadian manufacturing are looking good

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Three generations: From left is Kurt Feigel Sr., son Kurt Feigel and grandson Konrad Feigel.

October 3, 2017

by Mary Scianna

Strategy and hard work a winning combination for growing job shop

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Patrick Kuprowski says IWL can cost effectively meet industrial customers' needs.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

In a tough market, IWL Steel Fabricators sets itself apart by tackling complex jobs

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In business since 1987, OSI Précision has become a Quebec leader in precision machining of small, medium, and large size parts.

October 3, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Quebec job shop solves a big turning problem by switching to a different cutting tool provider

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MEIC’s Maxia MX-520 five axis machining centre from Elliott Matsuura has been a game changer for the company.

October 3, 2017

by Kip Hanson

This established Ontario machine shop gets a new owner, new equipment, new software, and new opportunities

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Machinist Jordan Court, left, with Adam Zurbrigg. The company has seen significant growth in automation projects with some projects valued at more than $1 million.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

From its inception in a tough climate, Advantage has been increasing its high precision and automation repertoire

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Brian Heins, IMP's general manager, left, with Peter Visser of Mate Tooling. IMP improved fabricating efficiencies as a result of an investment in new Amada equipment and new Mate press brake tooling.

October 3, 2017

Investing in new bending, fiber laser cutting technology for a greenfield site boosts efficiency for Ontario custom job shop

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Eric St. James is director of Paramount Machinery.

October 3, 2017

by Eric St. James

Advanced linear motor drives can help fabricators improve processing times

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TRUMPF new smart factory in Chicago IL

September 15, 2017

TRUMPF celebrated the opening of its smart factory in Chicago, IL, on September 12, 2017. It's the first smart factory for Industry 4.0 solutions. The $15 million, 500,000 sq ft facility is designed for digitally connected production processes.

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CMTS show

August 30, 2017

SME Canada, the organizer of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) wants to bring attendees an innovative experience like no other in the industry.

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The S4 punching and shearing machine equipped with an automated material handling tower

August 29, 2017

by Mary Scianna

photos By David Afriat

 

US HVAC manufacturer invests in Montreal greenfield metal fabrication plant 

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Today's machines offer fabricators the ability to monitor the health and efficiency if a laser cutting machine in real time.

August 29, 2017

Laser systems run on sophisticated software, many of which are Industry 4.0 ready, able to connect to ERP and other management systems, allowing fabricators to monitor processes remotely.

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Manufacturers like Mazak Optonics have learned how to manipulate the laser beam so that today’s 2 or 3 kW laser beams can now cut thicker materials that would have required a higher power laser cutting machine, says Mazak Optonic's Al Bohlen.

August 29, 2017

by Nestor gula

Technology advances are helping fiber lasers become the cutting technology of choice for metal fabricators 

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