Fabricating

SLM partners with Spark & Co. to sell its additive machines in Ontario and Quebec

April 4, 2018

SLM Solutions is expanding its additive manufacturing footprint in Canada and is partnering with Spark & Co. to sell its offerings in Ontario and Quebec.

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Many nesting software suppliers offer custom development with a manufacturer's ERP system, says Eric St. James, whose company, Paramount Machinery, represents AlmaCam software. GE: Paramount Machinery/AlmaCam

March 30, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

 How nesting software is keeping pace with industry needs 

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MTL Technologies' $6 million expansion investment in its facility and new fabricating equipment to bring outsourced work inhouse has helped the company become more competitive.

March 30, 2018

Article by Noelle Stapinsky | Photos by David Afriat

Bringing production home for more innovative control

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Jop shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

March 30, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Jop shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

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Bystronic acquires Italian tube and pipe laser cutting manufacturer TTM

March 20, 2018

TTM tube laser cutting machine

Bystronic is expanding its metal fabricating reach with the acquisition of Italian tube laser cutting and laser welding equipment manufacturer TTM.

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Fabrication Products staff

February 18, 2018

This Washington fabricator turned to a Canadian robotic beam line system for exponential efficiency gains.

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The Finn Power Oy plant in Seinajoki, Finland

February 15, 2018

Prima Industrie S.p.A. is celebrating the ten-year acquisition of Finn-Power with plans to move Finn-Power OY into a new 20, 000 sq m in Findland.

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Kal Shergill, president of MicroStep Canada, with Tony Leal of ASE. Leal says the plasma machine has helped streamline processes.

February 11, 2018

Supplier: MicroStep Canada

End User: All Seasons Equipment

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Amada's BI (Bend Indicator) sensors use probe and laser technology to help maintain bend accuray while processing materials that vary in thickness and grain direction. The BI-S, seen at top, is a probe-type sensor. Bend angles can be adjusted on the fly.

February 11, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Measuring technology and offline programming are fundamental for press brake operators to maintain consistent angular accuracy

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The TRUMPF fiber laser in Ellis Fabrications' manufacturing facility. Jim Foley, CEO, says the new TRUMPF TruLaser 3060 fiber 2D laser cutting machine has been a "game changer" for the company.

February 11, 2018

Noelle Stapinsky

Innovation drives growth, but having the right tools on the shop floor keeps that momentum rolling and production flowing

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Trouble Ahead?

February 11, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Uncertainty mars manufacturing outlook

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Chris Morse is the new president at WILA USA

January 22, 2018

Chris Morse has been named president of Wila USA. He succeeds Gunter Glocker, who lead the compay since its founding in 1999. 

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Tobias Kuehnle is the new managing director of TRUMPF Canada

January 12, 2018

Tobias Kuehnle has been named managing director of TRUMPF Canada Inc., effective April 1, 2018. He succeeds Stefan Fickenscher, who moves to the role of sales director of TRUMPF's machine tool division, based in the US.

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Terry Matheson

January 9, 2018

  Gannon McSween

Bystronic Canada Ltd. has announced that Terry Matheson and Gannon McSween are joining as direct sales personnel for Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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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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