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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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OMAX expands abrasive waterjet training program

November 4, 2015

OMAX Corp. has increased the capacity of its Kent, WA, training centre to provide customers with more resources to help them maximize productivity of their abrasive waterjet machines.

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November 3, 2015

TRUMPF's TruPunch 2000 is designed with fast tool setup, rotation of all tools and a rigid punching head for complex jobs.

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Manufacturing outlook

November 1, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Businesses remain positive despite economic uncertainty

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A UR10 from Universal Robots unloads metal parts at a press brake at Etalex. Installing the UR10 has made the workplace safer and optimized production, freeing up seven man-hours per day.

October 29, 2015

Collaborative robots improve material handling for Quebec manufacturer

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 Nigel King

October 29, 2015

by Nigel King

Tips on how to use your waterjet more effectively

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Setup requires the import of a graphic file; the machine generates the marking program.

October 29, 2015

Shop Metalworking Technology discusses laser marking with Thomas Burdel, national sales manager for TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, CT.

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Walter Surface Technologies white paper: Cost Savings for Abrasives

October 20, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has publsihed a white paper that illustrates how manufacturers can achieve cost savings with abrasives in metal finishing applications.

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Precision machining is a growing source of business for Innovative Tool and Die Inc.

October 13, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Photos by Tyler Garnham

BC job shop takes a slow but steady approach to growth

The Problem: Switching machine tool brands to save costs leads to lacklustre results
The Solution: Return to the fold with a vertical machining centre

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think innovation

October 13, 2015

by Tim wilson

Mould, tool and die sector thinks outside the box for success

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Manitoba's one stop tube shop

October 13, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Manitoba’s one-stop tube shop

The Problem: Capacity restraints
The Solution: Expand footprint

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October 10, 2015

Cy Laser's 2 kW fiber laser cutting machine cutting 1mm stainless steel using the company's flycut mode.
194 square holes and 194 hexagonal holes.

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Customers watch a 4 kw fiber laser in action at TRUMPF's facility in Mississauga.

October 9, 2015

Ontario fabricators interested in laser technology attended a TRUMPF seminar on October 8 to learn about laser cutting and laser welding.

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Price Dynamics

October 1, 2015

Price DynamicsA new online resource aims to level the playing field for metals buyers by creating an objective and anonymous materials pricing platform to help them benchmark raw material market prices.

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