Fabricating

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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March 28, 2012

FABTECH Canada 2012 makes its debut

By most accounts, FABTECH Canada 2012, Canada’s newest trade show for the metal fabricating industry, was a big success.

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March 28, 2012

Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine speaks with Shane Simpson, TruBend product manager, North America, TRUMPF, Farmington, CT, about developments in press brake automation.

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March 25, 2012

Students of the engineering physics program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC, are highly focused on advancing science through new, high-tech inventions, and are using an OMAX waterjet technology to fabricate the precision parts that bring student creations to life.

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March 11, 2012

by Dirk Ott, vice president, Global Plasma Automation, Thermadyne Industries

If you cut the same shape repeatedly, have a high degree of rework, spend a lot of time grinding or need “weld ready” cut parts, it’s time to automate. Here are six tips to facilitate the transition:

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March 11, 2012

Rowland Emergency Vehicle Products Inc., Mississauga, ON, began as a repair and maintenance business, but its reputation for developing, designing and manufacturing products that address the needs of its customers has steadily grown.

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March 11, 2012

As anyone in the fabricating and welding business knows, process and part inspection is a critical component of a successful business. Build and weld a poor part will simply guarantee failure.

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February 29, 2012

By Ed Robertson

The problem
Repositioning job shop business

The solution
Investing in new equipment, technical know-how

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