Fabricating

Fab-Rite Services invested in plasma and beam processing equipment to improve production efficiencies and remain competitive in a challenging market.

May 31, 2016

by Kip Hanson

BC fab shop sees big productivity gains after investing in plate and beam processing equipment

The Problem: Outsourcing work due to capacity problems with older equipment

The Solution: A high definition plasma table and automated beam processing line

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KUKA robotic smart factory display at Hannover Fair 2016

May 13, 2016

The KUKA booth at Hannover Fair 2016 where visitors learned about smart factories, connecting robots and other automation equipment to the cloud, the benefits of machine learning and big data for optimized production, new easier robot programming methods, flexible methods of matrixed production, as well as some new KUKA robots and how it all fits into the 4th industrial revolution - Industry 4.0.

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Mundial Group's Metal Bernard fabricating facility in Quebec

May 9, 2016

Two Quebec-based manufacturers and an investment firm have formed a group to acquire a US Tier 2 automotive parts manufacturer.

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Anchor Danly's Cambridge operation

May 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Anchor Danly finds the gold in the automotive market

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Automotive transformation

May 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Market changes creating opportunities for automotive manufacturing in Canada

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60 to 70 per cent of TRUMPF's TruMark laser marking systems are incorporated into automation lines, says TRUMPF's Thomas Burdel.

May 5, 2016

by Noelle Stapinsky

Laser technology is hitting the mark as an easily integrated plug and play toolbox

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One advantage of circular cold saws is that blades can be resharped, says Scott Oliver, cold saw product manager for Scotchman Industries.

May 5, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Blade failure can have a catastrophic impact on your sawing operations

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Amada's EG 6013 AR is an automated robotic bending system that combines the EG series press brakes, a bending robot and a high capacity automatic tool changer and hand changer. Automated press brakes handle a wider range of materials than panel benders.

May 4, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Panel benders are fast and efficient. Does the large investment make sense?

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Consumables good and bad electrode.

May 4, 2016

by Joe Duffy with Pete Blews

If you’re responsible for keeping the plasma cutting systems and the production line running smoothly, the tips below may solve a problem and keep your day stress-free.

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ABB industrial robot system on a track leading to a Doosan 9 axis computerized numerical control CNC machine CNW GroupCanadore College

May 2, 2016

Canadore College in North Bay, ON, has opened the doors to its ICAMP 2.0 facility, an expansion to its Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP).

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Amada ENSIS AJ laser cutting thick material processing

April 26, 2016

The outlook for the global laser cutting market is good according to a forecast by Technavio, a technology research and advisory company. The company forecasts the market will experience close to a 9 per cent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 2016 and 2020.

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Lockheed Martin Canada opens doors to new centre

April 20, 2016

Lockheed Martin Canada has opened the doors to its IMPACT Centre in Ottawa, an innovative demonstration centre that aims to bring industry and academia together for critical research, development and advancement of technology.

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The Surfox Smart Passivation Tester, made by Walter Surface Technologies, syncs to smartphones and seamlessly uploads test results to the cloud

April 14, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has published a white paper on how the Internet of Things is impacting the metalworking shop floor.

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Automating your job estimating process

April 14, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Automating job estimation makes the process faster and more accurate – and keeps costs on a tight leash

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Paul Stafiej with one of Sonaca's newest machinery investments. The purchase of the Modig extrusion mill (top and bottom) was part of a strategy to become a one-stop shop for its aerospace customers.

April 5, 2016

Article by Kip Hanson | Photos by Deny Cardinal

Quebec aerospace manufacturer expands aluminum machining capabilities with extrusion mill

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Going places

April 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Opportunities in Canada’s aerospace market

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JIT Laser co-owners Réne Marcoux, left, and Gaby Piché, right, are happy with the performance of their TRUMPF TruLaser 5030 8 kW fiber laser cutting system.

April 5, 2016

Article by Kip Hanson | Photos by Deny Cardinal

Rapidly growing fab shop buys the first machine of its kind in Quebec

THE PROBLEM: Standing out from competitors
THE SOLUTION: Fiber laser cutting technology

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John Petras is director, customer service for OMAX.

April 5, 2016

by John petras

Best practices to optimize waterjet cutting efficiencies

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TRUMPF's Tom Bailey says keep tools lubricated to extend life.

April 5, 2016

by Lincoln Brunner

Prevention, maintenance keys to extending bend tooling life

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Users of OMAX's abrasive waterjet machines don't need an operator to create a proprietary program to cut a sheet of metal. And, if machine A goes down and you need to cut on machine B, OMAX's software transfers files via a common server.

April 5, 2016

by Lincoln Brunner

Connectivity, data management define the future of process improvement

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