Fabricating

Canada's bedrock

February 16, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Job shops are Canada’s manufacturing stronghold

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Jim Moloney says Philips Ledalite relies on its turret punch presses, including a Prima Power hydraulic turret model and the E5 servo electric punch press, seen here and purchased in 2011.

February 15, 2016

The Problem: Meeting just-in-time demands

The Solution: Turret punching equipment

Just-in-time delivery model drives need for modern fabricating technology

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Hougen's HMD905 is a two speed magnetic drill designed with a swivel base for greater versatility in the shop.

February 15, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Better power tools for better performance

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The correct nozzle can reduce cycle times dramatically, and there are different approaches to consider, says Amada's Jason Hillenbrand.

February 15, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Fiber lasers make quick work of what was once an onerous task

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Jack Pennuto Jr.

February 15, 2016

by Jack Pennuto Jr.

Roll forming machines impact process quality

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Panasonic commercializes PBT moulding compounds for laser welding

February 12, 2016


Panasonic Corp. based in Osaka, Japan, plans to start mass producing polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) moulding compounds for laser welding.

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Bystronic's ByTower automation solution

February 5, 2016

Bystronic's ByTower automation solution for laser cutting systems offers fabricators a flexible system for lightly manned production. Reduced set-up times and an optimal material flow ensure maximum utilization of the laser cutting system.

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Cincinnati Inc expands in Canada, hires Alejandro Chavez as regional sales engineer

January 18, 2016

Cincinnati Inc. has launched factory direct sales in Canada, appointing Alejandro Chavez as regional sales engineer for all Canadian provinces except BC, which is covered by a direct sales representative in Seattle, WA.

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Financing your business

January 16, 2016

Your Business is a regular column from Shop Metalworking Technology.

by Tim Wilson

One of the biggest challenges facing job shops in Canada is securing the right financing.

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Koike Aronson Mastergraph metal cutting machine

January 8, 2016

Koike Aronson's Mastergraph EX2 metal cutting machine is manufactured in the US and designed to work in challenging environments. The Mastergraph EX2 can be fully customized to fit production needs and increase your productivity. Multiple plasma stations, oxy-fuel stations, oxy-fuel stations, marking options, as well as, full contour plasma beveling, which is controlled through a very easy to use operator interface.

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Ferric Machinery's new Cambridge, ON plant

January 5, 2016

Ferric Machinery has expanded its operations with a new 1,394 sq m (15,000 sq ft) facility in Cambridge, ON, to better service its customers.

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This 273 mm Unison all-electric bending machine – the world’s most powerful – was installed at Westcon Yard’s Ølensvåg facility in November 2015.

December 4, 2015

Norwegian offshore and maritime services company has installed what is considered the world's largest all-electric pipe bending machine, capable of generation 660,000 Nm of continous torque and bending of thick-walled carbon steel pipes up to 273 mm (10 in.) in diameter.

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Sandvik Coromant's Manufacturing Day event in Mississauga, ON

December 3, 2015

Manufacturing Day 2015 events across North American have helped to improve the perception of industry among the public, according to a Deloitte survey.

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Mitutoyo Quick Vision CNC measuring systems

November 25, 2015

Despite an economic contraction in North America, sales of machine vision systems and components grew six per cent to $1.8 billion US through September, making it the market's highest total for the first nine months of a year in history, according to statistics from AIA, the industry's trade group.

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TRUMPF Chicago

November 19, 2015

TRUMPF plans to expand its operations with a new 50,000 sq ft facility in Chicago, IL, that will house a Technology Centre and a Centre for Excellence for Industry 4.0. The facility will be completed by mid-2017.

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The Haas pad

November 19, 2015

Going paperless on the shop floor cuts costs, reduces errors, and improves productivity

By Kip Hanson

Thick packets of work instructions, job travelers, tooling lists and part drawings are a common sight in most shops. Everyone from the receptionist to the head engineer participates in printing this small forest’s worth of paper, while operators and quality control people struggle to make heads and tails of it all. Then along comes an engineering revision or customer change request and everyone runs around like chickens with their heads cut off, swapping paperwork and redlining drawings. There has to be a better way.

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Hypertherm's Robotmaster at Quebec fabricator Groupe Gravel

November 15, 2015

A case study on Quebec fabricator Groupe Gravel. How Hypertherm's Robotmaster helped the company get setup for robotic programming for cutting and welding and the benefits the company achieved.

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Bytronic's Industry 4.0 enabling tools

November 14, 2015

The message at FABTECH 2015 was clear: automate your processes, digitize your data and integrate new technologies to remain competitive.

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Hypertherm's new waterjet facility

November 4, 2015

Hypertherm has opened a new 28,000 sq ft manufacturing facility and office in New Brighton, MN, to better service North American customers.

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Magna launches student innovation challenge to shape the car of 2030

November 4, 2015

Magna International has launched a North American student innovation challenge to help shape the car of 2030.

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