Fabricating

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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May 20, 2012

By: Curt Wilsoncroft, national specialist for Arcair, a Thermadyne brand 

The exothermic process, which has been around for many years, is a process that releases energy in the form of heat.

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May 20, 2012

Courtesy of Weldcraft

Unlike its welding counterparts—stick, MIG and flux-cored welding— TIG welding is a slow business.

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May 17, 2012

Lights out automation means Alberta fabricator doesn’t have to turn business away

by Patty Jessome

The problem Increasing production and flexibility 

The solution Investing in automated lights out punch/laser technology

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April 25, 2012

Fast-cutting waterjet machine improves productivity for emergency vehicle fabrication work

by Mary Scianna

The Problem: Unreliable outsourced fabrication work.

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April 25, 2012

Bystronic
High efficiency pump

Bystronic says it’s ByJet Smart waterjet cutting system is economically priced to acquire and maintain, and the customer benefits from a low purchase price and from reduced operating costs. 

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April 22, 2012

Welding special metals requires skill and knowledge

by Brent Williams

Because of its exceptional corrosion resistance, titanium is frequently chosen by companies to help increase the service life of parts and reduce life-cycle costs.

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April 22, 2012

by Mary Scianna

The Problem: Trying to meet multiple cut orders

The Solution: New NC saw with ability to store up 100 jobs

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