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Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

September 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

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Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

September 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

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Green light time on a typical press brake is 24%. Introduce the first level of automation, such as an automatic tool changer, and you can achieve 80 to 90% green light time, says Amada's Scott Ottens.

September 2, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Is automation the right choice for your shop?

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Mike Collins, left, with one of the unique lighting fixtures cut on the Mazak Optonics laser cutting machine, and Nick Lesko, president, who runs the operation with Collins.

September 2, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Lighting manufacturer pushes creative boundaries with laser cutting technology

The Problem: Quality, delivery issues with outsourced laser cutting work
The Solution: Bring laser cutting in house

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Light bars are a foolproof way to help operators set tooling in the right place, decreasing setup time. Image: TRUMPF

September 2, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Automation only one piece of the press brake productivity puzzle

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Tony Marzullo, right, is manager of press brake product development, and Bob Mathien, left, is manager of press brake applications  at LVD Strippit.

September 1, 2016

by Tony Marzullo and Bob Mathien

Take better control of your bending process

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From left: Aysel Saglam and Semih Erbek of Baykal Machine Tools, and Irina Solovianenko of Access Machinery

August 25, 2016

Turkish fabricating equipment manufacturer Baykal Machine Tools debuted its new fiber laser cutting machine in Canada at a recent open house organized by Baykal's Canadian distributor Access Machinery.

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SteelDay is September 16

August 17, 2016

On September 16, steel product manufacturers will be able to celebrate what they do by opening their doors to the public. SteelDay is an interactive and networking event created by The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.

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Salvagnin P1 panel bender

August 8, 2016

Salvagnini's P1 100 per cent electric panel bender is desgined to bend panels with just 3 kW and is equipped with patented bending kinematics. The machine can make bends in less than two seconds. The bender is a good solution for companies working with cell production. 

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Since the introduction of abrasive waterjet technology in 2004, CenterLine (Windsor) has witnessed production efficiency improvements of close to 100 per cent.

July 30, 2016

by Mary Scianna

THE PROBLEM: Inability to meet customer’s requirement
THE SOLUTION: Abrasive waterjet technology

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Joseph Tielemans examines a faucet component stamped on the larger Komatsu, the H1F 150 ton stamping press.

July 29, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Servo press technology together with a healthy dose of creativity helps this Hamilton, ON, stamping house take on jobs others refuse

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Wila hydraulic hemming table with manual die clamping in a LVD press brake with American Style acute angle tooling.

July 29, 2016

by Dave Bishop

The right tooling will boost the productivity of your press brake

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Today's ERP systems are customizable. Key elements that sold G&W staff on the Plex system were integration of statistical process control (SPC) charting and the infinite amount of storage capabilities.

July 29, 2016

by Noelle Stapinsky

The Problem
A dated process tracking system

The Solution
Company culture that champions an ERP solution

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ELPA (Ontario) Inc

July 29, 2016

Article by Peter Diekmeyer

Photos by David Afriat

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