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TRUMPF Chicago facility

July 21, 2016

TRUMPF, which announced plans to open a new Chicago facility in November 2015, has announced the new facility will be a demo factory for Industry 4.0. The facility is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.

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Raufoss Canada's Broisbriand plant

July 21, 2016

Raufoss Canada, a subsidisary of Norwegian manufacturer Neuman Aluminum, is investing $49 million to retrofit and expand production at its Broisbriand, QC, plant.

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A view of part of Sonaca Montreal's facility

July 14, 2016

Mecaer America

Two aerospace parts manufacutring companies are investing a combined $62.4 million in upgrading their operations in Quebec.

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Prima Power's Laser Next, a 3D laser system for automotive production

July 8, 2016

Prima Power's Laser Next is the new generation of 3D laser cutting systems for automotive production.

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Massimo Maestri president of Bossi left with Jack Pennuto Jr senior vice president of Formtek

June 29, 2016

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, OH, has become the exclusive North American distributor for Bossi, an Italian manufacturer of inline and secondary surface processing equipment for roll forming and tube mill systems, based in Milan.

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Hypertherm's "Spark Something Great" contest winners were award with the company's Plasma Cutting Technology educational kit, as well as plasma cutting equipment

June 27, 2016

Two Canadian schools are among the winners of an educational grant from a 2016 Hypertherm contest, "Spark Something Great."

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BLM Tube Innovation Week

June 22, 2016

BLM Group USA's week-long "Tube Innovation Week" in June at its Wixom, MI, headquarters was an opportunity to see the latest in tube processing technologies.

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TRUMPF TruBend Center

June 11, 2016

TRUMPF's TruBend Center in action. TruBend machines incorporate a wealth of experience in press brake technology coupled with pioneering innovations. They enable you to fabricate parts in any format, from the simplest to the most complex, precisely and cost-effectively. TruBend machines are above all renowned for their flexibility, finished part quality, and a high cost-benefit ratio. 

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Trumpf event 20160607 TRUMPF OpenHouse Speech

June 11, 2016

TRUMPF Laser Technology Center celebrated its 20th anniversary during its annual open house in Plymouth Township, MI, on June 7.

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Inside one of of the facilities where the company fabricates and welds some of the tanks.

June 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Process diversification is one way to survive and thrive in a down market

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Surviving the ride

June 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Managing energy market ups and downs

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The SpaceMaster coil handling system in Nahanni Steel Product's facility has opened up opportunities with new customers and new product lines, says the company's general manager, Sebastijan Zupanec.

June 1, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Up-to-date coil handling means doing more without expanding the footprint

The Problem: Add new coil handling capabilities within the existing space

The Solution: An automated coil handler with a compact footprint

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AlmaCam's automatic nesting software is continually updated for "faster and smarter cutting."

June 1, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Looking for nesting software to meet today’s demands? Keep these pointers in mind

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Andrea Bustreo is a product engineer in the R&D department at Gasparini Industries.

May 31, 2016

by Andrea Bustreo

How to avoid scratches and dents when forming stainless steel

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Fab-Rite Services invested in plasma and beam processing equipment to improve production efficiencies and remain competitive in a challenging market.

May 31, 2016

by Kip Hanson

BC fab shop sees big productivity gains after investing in plate and beam processing equipment

The Problem: Outsourcing work due to capacity problems with older equipment

The Solution: A high definition plasma table and automated beam processing line

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KUKA robotic smart factory display at Hannover Fair 2016

May 13, 2016

The KUKA booth at Hannover Fair 2016 where visitors learned about smart factories, connecting robots and other automation equipment to the cloud, the benefits of machine learning and big data for optimized production, new easier robot programming methods, flexible methods of matrixed production, as well as some new KUKA robots and how it all fits into the 4th industrial revolution - Industry 4.0.

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Mundial Group's Metal Bernard fabricating facility in Quebec

May 9, 2016

Two Quebec-based manufacturers and an investment firm have formed a group to acquire a US Tier 2 automotive parts manufacturer.

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Anchor Danly's Cambridge operation

May 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Anchor Danly finds the gold in the automotive market

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Automotive transformation

May 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Market changes creating opportunities for automotive manufacturing in Canada

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60 to 70 per cent of TRUMPF's TruMark laser marking systems are incorporated into automation lines, says TRUMPF's Thomas Burdel.

May 5, 2016

by Noelle Stapinsky

Laser technology is hitting the mark as an easily integrated plug and play toolbox

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