Fabricating

December 29, 2011

Is ultra-high pressure waterjet cutting right for you?

by Jim Barnes

Since its introduction in the early 1970s, waterjet cutting has seen steady increases in pressure. Conventional systems today typically run at 60,000 psi, and many users are adopting ultra-high pressure systems running at 90,000 psi and more. How much pressure is enough?

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December 22, 2011

Akhurst Machinery Ltd., Delta, BC, is the new Bystronic distributor in Western Canada.

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December 12, 2011

Is ultra-high pressure waterjet cutting right for you?

by Jim Barnes

Since its introduction in the early 1970s, waterjet cutting has seen steady increases in pressure. Conventional systems today typically run at 60,000 psi, and many users are adopting ultra-high pressure systems running at 90,000 psi and more. How much pressure is enough?

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December 8, 2011

Jet Edge Inc.'s new Mid Rail Gantry Model MR513 cutting machine can cut material up to 1.5 m x 4 m (5 ft x13 ft),  and is sized for fabricators, machine shops and stone and tile shops. It cuts complex parts from virtually any material without creating a heat-affected zone (HAZ).

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December 8, 2011

Lincoln Electric has introduced a self-propelled modular CruiserTractor designed for increased mobility and equipped with operator-friendly features for longitudinal submerged arc welding applications common in bridge and barge decking, large tank fabrication and shipbuilding.

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December 4, 2011

Canada’s manufacturing industry is looking to hire, but they can’t find qualified staff according to a new survey, the 2011 Manufacturing Barometer study from PwC.

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December 1, 2011

81% jump in Canadian machine tool orders; record breaking attendance at fabricating show

By Shop MT staff

While uncertainty continues to hover over the global economy, North America’s manufacturing sector seems to be bucking the trend with the latest industry figures pointing to a strong rebound.

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November 27, 2011

Increased activity in manufacturing spurs real GDP of goods-producing businesses

by Shop MT staff

The latest economic data from Statistics Canada, while modest, points to an improving economy.

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November 20, 2011

Productivity and quality start with that first hole

by Jim Barnes

The productivity and quality of a laser cutting operation start with the piercing process.

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November 16, 2011

Mazak Optonics’ patented flexible laser manufacturing system has gone modular.

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November 16, 2011

Wilson Tool launched an innovative, yet simple approach to punch holding at the recent FABECH 2011 show in Chicago, IL.

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November 12, 2011

TRUMPF holds biggest industry event in its history at German headquarters

By Mary Scianna

Given the economic upheaval the global manufacturing sector has witnessed in recent years and the continued uncertainty about a rebound, you would not expect to see much interest among manufacturers for investment in new technologies.

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November 2, 2011

Tests on Bombardier Aerospace’s much talked-about CSeries aircraft prove what the company has claimed all along: this new “green” aircraft is indeed a fuel efficient design that offers a 20 per cent fuel burn advantage and significantly reduced emissions.

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November 2, 2011

Despite recent concerns about an economic slowdown, car sales continue to climb according to Scotiabank’s Global Auto Report.

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November 2, 2011

The TruMatic 7000 from combines the best of both words: scratch-free punching and laser processing.

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October 13, 2011

The Plant Manager Cutting (PMC) software module is the most recent addition to the successful suite of Bysoft CAD/CAM software.

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October 12, 2011

Taking civil aircraft, military, missiles, space, and numerous related products and services into account, the global aerospace and defense industry represents hundreds of billions of dollars in annual sales.

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October 9, 2011

SMS Machine Tools, Toronto has expanded its machine tool offerings with three new lines from US importer and distributor Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, MA.

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October 8, 2011

Selecting the right MIG gun for your welding application, and maintaining it properly, is just as important to your overall productivity as any other part of the welding operation.

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October 8, 2011

Bombardier sees a bright horizon for its business aircraft business. It predicts it will deliver 24,000 jets worth $626 billion in its 20-year industry delivery forecast.

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