Fabricating

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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Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

September 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

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Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

September 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

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Green light time on a typical press brake is 24%. Introduce the first level of automation, such as an automatic tool changer, and you can achieve 80 to 90% green light time, says Amada's Scott Ottens.

September 2, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Is automation the right choice for your shop?

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Mike Collins, left, with one of the unique lighting fixtures cut on the Mazak Optonics laser cutting machine, and Nick Lesko, president, who runs the operation with Collins.

September 2, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Lighting manufacturer pushes creative boundaries with laser cutting technology

The Problem: Quality, delivery issues with outsourced laser cutting work
The Solution: Bring laser cutting in house

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Light bars are a foolproof way to help operators set tooling in the right place, decreasing setup time. Image: TRUMPF

September 2, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Automation only one piece of the press brake productivity puzzle

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Tony Marzullo, right, is manager of press brake product development, and Bob Mathien, left, is manager of press brake applications  at LVD Strippit.

September 1, 2016

by Tony Marzullo and Bob Mathien

Take better control of your bending process

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From left: Aysel Saglam and Semih Erbek of Baykal Machine Tools, and Irina Solovianenko of Access Machinery

August 25, 2016

Turkish fabricating equipment manufacturer Baykal Machine Tools debuted its new fiber laser cutting machine in Canada at a recent open house organized by Baykal's Canadian distributor Access Machinery.

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SteelDay is September 16

August 17, 2016

On September 16, steel product manufacturers will be able to celebrate what they do by opening their doors to the public. SteelDay is an interactive and networking event created by The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.

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Salvagnin P1 panel bender

August 8, 2016

Salvagnini's P1 100 per cent electric panel bender is desgined to bend panels with just 3 kW and is equipped with patented bending kinematics. The machine can make bends in less than two seconds. The bender is a good solution for companies working with cell production. 

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Since the introduction of abrasive waterjet technology in 2004, CenterLine (Windsor) has witnessed production efficiency improvements of close to 100 per cent.

July 30, 2016

by Mary Scianna

THE PROBLEM: Inability to meet customer’s requirement
THE SOLUTION: Abrasive waterjet technology

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