Fabricating

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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February 28, 2012

By Mary Scianna

Automation isn’t for every shop, or is it?

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February 28, 2012

By Mary Scianna

ABC Metal Fabricators (a fictitious company) set up shop last year with the intention of automating down the road when business picked up. The company purchased a laser cutting machine and hired an operator to load and unload the system.

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February 26, 2012

by Peter Visser

There really seems to be a disconnect between how companies find ways to save on production costs in their turret departments.

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February 14, 2012

Platino fiber laser by Prima Power is a highly flexible and reliable laser cutting machine available for sheet size 1,500 x 3,000 mm and with laser power ranging from 2,000 W up to 3,000 W and suitable for a wide range of applications.

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February 13, 2012

by Keith Parker, Coherent Inc.

Laser welding with CO2, fiber and various types of solid state lasers is a well established process currently utilized in a wide range of industries and applications.

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February 12, 2012

Most suppliers now offer fiber laser cutting technology, but are fabricators in Canada using it?

by Mary Scianna

Fiber laser cutting technology made a big splash back in 2010 when this editor first wrote about the technology.

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January 25, 2012

Fabricating Automation: Prima Power Customer Profile Wood Stone Corp.

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January 22, 2012

by Shop MT Staff

If you’re a metal fabricator, bending equipment is essential to your shop.

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