November 25, 2015
Despite an economic contraction in North America, sales of machine vision systems and components grew six per cent to $1.8 billion US through September, making it the market's highest total for the first nine months of a year in history, according to statistics from AIA, the industry's trade group.
November 19, 2015
Going paperless on the shop floor cuts costs, reduces errors, and improves productivity
By Kip Hanson
Thick packets of work instructions, job travelers, tooling lists and part drawings are a common sight in most shops. Everyone from the receptionist to the head engineer participates in printing this small forest’s worth of paper, while operators and quality control people struggle to make heads and tails of it all. Then along comes an engineering revision or customer change request and everyone runs around like chickens with their heads cut off, swapping paperwork and redlining drawings. There has to be a better way.
November 15, 2015
A case study on Quebec fabricator Groupe Gravel. How Hypertherm's Robotmaster helped the company get setup for robotic programming for cutting and welding and the benefits the company achieved.
November 14, 2015
The message at FABTECH 2015 was clear: automate your processes, digitize your data and integrate new technologies to remain competitive.
October 29, 2015
Collaborative robots improve material handling for Quebec manufacturer
October 14, 2015
Messer Cutting Systems has created an infographic to depict how "modern marvels" have been created using new and advanced machinery.