Fabricating

August 27, 2012

Labour union training centres playing bigger role in apprentice training in fabricating, welding

by Mary Scianna

Apprenticeship programs in Canada have a long history.

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August 27, 2012

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The 30,000 sq ft Sheet Metal Workers Training Centre is comprised of three fabricating shops, classrooms (including a computer programming room) and offices.

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August 27, 2012

A Quebec manufacturer has become the first to build and use a fiber laser machine in Canada. 

by Mary Scianna

EBF, a Victoriaville, QC, manufacturer of motion-controlled industrial cutting tables, is using a fiber laser cutting machine it built to make part of its tables, and plans to sell its fiber laser cutting machines in the Canadian market. 

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August 26, 2012

New show, conference focused on technologies, strategies to maintain manufacturing competitiveness

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August 26, 2012

New tube bending machinery eliminates scrap, reduces electricity consumption at heavy truck maker plant

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August 26, 2012

Fabricating shops with plasma cutting processes are looking at five axis technology to gain a competitive edge 

by Daniel Austin

Five axis CNC plasma cutting allows fabricators to incorporate bevel cutting into their automated production processes.

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August 26, 2012

Welding inspectors use many tools and processes to ensure weld quality

As anyone in the fabricating and welding business knows, process and part inspection is a critical component of a successful business.

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August 13, 2012

Consumer confidence augurs well for stronger North American economy

Consumer confidence in the US is growing, according to recent retails sales data.

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August 6, 2012

New wireless pedestrian detection technology moves cars closer to “computer on wheels”

General Motors is developing a driver assistance feature potentially capable of detecting pedestrians and bicyclists on congested streets or in poor visibility conditions.

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July 31, 2012

North American robotics companies sold more industrial robots in the second quarter of 2012 than any previous quarter in history, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.

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July 8, 2012

Engine exhaust tube component maker triples production output-up to 11,000 parts per hour with zero rejects using a combination servo-controlled cold saw cut-to-length and brush deburring system

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July 7, 2012

Recent aircraft deals valued at close to $1.5 billion

Bombardier Aerospace has had a recent slate of good news that is helping to spur growth in Canada’s aerospace parts manufacturing sector.

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July 1, 2012

Quickmill has launched a new series of gantry style machining centres called the Annihilator Series. 

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June 20, 2012

The problem
Managing customer demand for small lots

The solution
High-tech press brake meets niche market needs

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June 18, 2012

Addressing the need for faster coil changing times, better quality materials

by Mary Scianna

At its best, coil handling is a challenge for fabricators, whether they’re using coils with roll forming machines,

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June 10, 2012

Despite the continued economic uncertainty around the globe and the faltering manufacturing industry in China, North America’s manufacturing industry continues to show signs of improvement.

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June 7, 2012

Conference to highlight, plant operation improvement strategies, machining, fabricating technologies

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