Fabricating

Cover image from April Issue 2017.

April 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Is Canada's automotive manufacturing industry growth sustainable?

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AlmaCAM nesting for laser cutting. Eric St. James of Paramount Machinery, who distributres AlmaCAM software in Canada, says if you have software that  manages parts files more efficiently, you'll save time and money right at the start of the process.

April 3, 2017

by Nestor Gula

CAM software drives your machines–and your business

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Johanne Rappoccio, BMP's vice president of operations, and Robert-Daniel Bedard, vice president, say BMP has a long history of investing in automation and technology. It has always been the company’s mindset and that has helped it expand into other industries.

April 3, 2017

Investment in automation forms success for Ontario fabricator

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Amada's HG 1303 RM robotic bending system

March 21, 2017

The HG 1303 Rm from Amada America was engineered to provide consistent, high quality bending operations while eliminating time intensive, manual handling of medium to long sized parts.

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Tesla electra car factory in Fremont, CA

March 19, 2017

The Tesla Model S is considered the first premium Sedan powered purely by electricity.

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BLM's new automatic sawing machine

March 10, 2017

BLM Group USA has introduced the CM602 automatic CNC sawing machine that can handle tube and bar up to 102 mm (4 in.) in diameter, depending on the material and can achieve blade speeds up to 5,000 rpm.

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Hypertherm BS XPR300 is a new class of plasma for cutting on mild steel, stainless and aluminum

March 10, 2017

Hypertherm has launched its lasted development in mechanized plasma cutting with a new class of plasma called X-Definition. This new plasma is available for the first time in a 300 amp plasma system called the XPR300.

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.

March 10, 2017

Best Managed Companies

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., has achieved the Gold Standad winner status of the Best Managed Companies program. It retained its status after becoming the winner in 2013.

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GE Aviation's Bromont, QC plant

February 16, 2017

GE Canada has announced it plans to invest $238 million in its Quebec subsidiary, GE Aviation, to modernize its plant in Bromont, QC.

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Automotive parts manufacturing investment in Ontario

February 16, 2017

Twenty Ontario automotive parts manufacturing will be receiving $1.4 million in funding from the Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP).

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Direct Diode Lasers (DDL) are a relatively new technology that Mazak Optonics is betting will be the next generation in faster cutting, higher efficiency solid state laser technology.

February 10, 2017

by Nestor Gula

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Derek Loebsack.

February 10, 2017

by Mary Scianna

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Techni waterjet machine.

February 10, 2017

by Mary Scianna

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Founders of Additive Metal Manufacturing from left: Norman Holesh, Nigel Southway and David Slimowitz. Their vision is to make advanced additive manufacturing technologies accessible to Canadian manufacturers and help strengthen the Canadian manufacturing industry.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Additive manufacturing is still relatively new, but will it usher in a new Industrial Revolution?

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A  Lincoln Electric additive manufacturing system from its Wolf Robotics division.

February 10, 2017

New robotics-enabled technology promises to break some major additive barriers

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A lot of future product development will use additive with substractive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing can pose a challenge when it comes to finished machining.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

A low-risk, low-cost way to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing

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Not all drills are created equal, notes Fein's Randy McDonald. The quality of drill chucks can have a big impact on accuracy in holemaking. If your drill isn't held securely, it will cause the bit to wobble and go off centre. Images: Fein Power Tool Co.

February 9, 2017

by Mary Scianna

Steps to ensure holemaking quality and accuracy

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Fred Jones, left, with Derek Loebsack. The two have worked together in the waterjet industry for 18 years.

February 9, 2017

by Mary Scianna

A no-nonsense approach to business spurs growth for Ontario waterjet fabricator

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CN Rail

February 9, 2017

CN plans to spend $2.5 billion in 2017 to improve its core infrastructure, which includes replacement of 2.2 million rail ties, installation of more than 966 km (600 miles) of new rail, and work in bridges, branch line upgrades and other general track maintenance.

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Amada's 9 kW LCG 3015 AJ fiber laser with automated material handling system. Material handling is just one of many considerations when investing in higher speed lasers and integrating them into a fabrication shop.  Image: Amada

February 9, 2017

by Nestor Gula

Handling downstream operations with today’s faster lasers

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