Fabricating

October 23, 2012

The problem
Desire to do big jobs on site to save time, enhance flexibility, and better serve its clients in the oil sands.

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October 22, 2012

Ontario technical college invests in manufacturing technology

In May 2012, Ranbir Ajji, took home the gold medal at the Skills Canada-Ontario Technological Skills Competition for precision machining.

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October 22, 2012

Loyalist manufacturing program coordinator John Poste estimates that students receive approximately 25 per cent in-class theory and 75 per cent in-shop training.

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October 22, 2012

References to Henry Ford, Greek philosopher Socrates’s Socratic method of teaching and kinesthetic learning are not likely what you expect to hear when it comes to skills training, but that’s the kind of language Don Graham, education and technical services manager at Seco Tools, uses when describing teaching students in the metalworking industry.

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October 22, 2012

For job shops across Canada, staying competitive is essential to their survival.

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October 22, 2012

Location: Regina, SK

Years in Business: 17

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October 22, 2012

Location: Mississauga, ON

Years in business: 20

Key manufacturing processes: Punching, laser cutting, bending

Recent investments: Automated punch/laser combination machine, 4 m press brake

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October 22, 2012

Location: Dartmouth, NS

Years in business: 41

Key manufacturing processes: Machining, welding, plating

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October 21, 2012

by Jeff Wells, engineering manager, Tregaskiss

Nozzles play an important part in the MIG welding process.

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October 8, 2012

Scotchman‘s AL150 Abrasive Pipe Grinder/Notcher is economical, great for high production and an efficient abrasive pipe grinder that notches gas pipes, steam pipes, stainless steel pipes, and other types of pipes.

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September 30, 2012

Thailand wants your expertise, investment

by Jim Barnes

If your ambitions include access to the Asian market, investment in Thailand deserves consideration.

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September 25, 2012

Canada gets first OEM of oxy, plasma cutting systems

by Mary Scianna

Paul Bhogal thinks we’re selling ourselves short in the manufacturing realm in Canada and that we can compete with the best of the global players.

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August 28, 2012

The problem
Inflexible and inefficient fabricating process with turret punch press producing excessive waste sheet metal.

The solution
A flexible 2D laser cutting system to cut a wider range of parts and reduce scrap.

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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

p>by Mary Scianna

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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