Fabricating

Gas phase titanium crystals image from periodictable.com

December 30, 2016

Use of titanium, already a well-known material among the metal product manufacturing sector, is expected to boom by 2020 according to a new research report by Persistence Market Research. 

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HIWT Next Generation Welder Facility

December 27, 2016

Hobart Institue of Technology (HIWT) in Troy, OH, has opened the "Next Generatin Welder Learning Facility. The (16,000 sq ft) facility began to host classes in late October and is an important addition to the (13-acre) campus that has trained more than 100,000 welders.

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Kuka Robotics arch welding 2 R270 Sailer 004 RT8

December 21, 2016

KUKA Canada is once again offering its KUKA Canada College in 2017. Courses will be offered in January, February and March.

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TRUMPF opens tech site in Silicon Valley

December 19, 2016

TRUMPF has opened a new technology and laser centre in Santa Clara, CA. The company says its location in Silicon Valley puts the laboratory close to key customers and partners from sectors such as consumer electronics and e-mobility.

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November 25, 2016

If anyone had any doubts about where the metal fabrication industry is heading in the future, FABTECH 2016 held recently in Las Vegas, NV, put those doubts to rest.

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Salvagnini P1 100 per cent electric mini panel bender

November 11, 2016

Salvagnini's P1 electric panel bender is an alternative to tradtional bending. The company says that thanks to patented kinematics, this mini panel bender can produce a variety of parts and panels.

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EuroBLECH 2016 in Hanover, Germany

November 11, 2016

The interest in digital manufacturing continues to grow, a trend reflected at EuroBLECH 2016, the world's largest event for the sheet metal fabricating industry. The 24th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition was held October 25-29 and welcomed more than 60,000 visitors from around the globe.

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The road ahead

November 7, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Business Outlook 2017: Cautious optimism replacing uncertainty for 2017

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Bryce Bernhard, seen here, purchased a versatile Hypertherm plasma cutter to help him meet customer needs. Image: Nestor Gula

November 1, 2016

by Nestor Gula

Alberta screw piles manufacturer spurs growth with new tube and pipe cutting equipment

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OMAX Gen ll MicroMax abrasive waterjet a finalist in R&D Magazine 100 Awards

October 31, 2016

OMAX's MicroMax JetMachining Center is a finalist in the R&D Magazine 100 Awards. The company's abrasive waterjet machine is nominated in the field of mechanical/materials.

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Digital connectivity in production increases overall productivity, flexibility, and process stability. A view of TRUMPF's assembly hall in Ditzingen.

October 31, 2016

TRUMPF increased sales 3.4 per cent at the end of its 2015/2016 fiscal year, amounting to € 2.81 billion ($414 million CDN).

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Salvagnini's Gianfranco Gotter with Canadian delegates

October 14, 2016


Salvagnini opens its Sarego, Italy doors to Canadian manufacturers

Several Canadian manufacturers recently had an opportunity to tour the facility of Italian metal fabricating equipment manufacturer Salvagnini during their visit to BI-MU, the country's largest trade show for machine tools.

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The part machining bay at Omega's facility. The shop produces plastic injection, compression, R.I.M and die cast moulds primarily for the automotive industry.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

In a demanding industry, survival and success require constant improvement

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Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing's IMSA twin spindle, multi-axis deep hole drilling machine with 34,927 kg (77,000 lb) table capacity.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mould, tool and die industry is looking for collaborative, tech-forward suppliers

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The Peddinghaus Anglemaster is one of several machines from Peddinghaus in Acier Sélect's facility. Sonia Vachon, director of management and development, says the company selected Peddinghaus because of equipment quality and reliability.

October 5, 2016

Article by Kip Hanson

Photos by David Afriat

A few key pieces of metalworking equipment can open big doors for a fabricator

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Groupe Ultra president and owner Sébastien Charest convinced father and company founder Jean that to grow they'd need to expand operations and purchase new equipment

October 4, 2016

Article by Nestor Gula

Photos by David Afriat

Quebec safe manufacturer becomes a custom job shop

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Fabricating Prima Power 6 kW fiber laser cutting in action

September 30, 2016

Prima Power's Laser Genius is the fiber laser cutting machine which simplifies your work and improves your profit. It is the ideal tool to reach maximum productivity in the cutting of medium-thin sheet metal, claims the company.

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Jurgen Hohnhas, head of development at Bystronic Group

September 19, 2016

A Q&A with Jurgen Hohnhas, head of development (CTO) and member of the management committee of Bystronic Group

We have largely got used to using smartphones and digital applications in our everyday life. With Industry 4.0, there is now an increasing trend towards digitalization in industrial environments. Bystronic’s Head of Development (CTO) Dr. Jürgen Hohnhaus talks about the benefits and the vision behind this development.

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Rex Cut and AVR Quebec case study on finishing

September 11, 2016

AV&R Aerospace, Montreal QC, needed to refine its precision application of robotic finishing of aerospace turbine blades. It found what it needed with the Smooth touch wheel from Rex-Cut.

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Cy-Laser side loading fiber laser machine

September 9, 2016

Cy-Laser's CY2D S3015 fiber laser cutting machine is designed with a space-saving side load pallet changer for shops with limited floor space.

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