February 10, 2017
New robotics-enabled technology promises to break some major additive barriers
February 9, 2017
CN plans to spend $2.5 billion in 2017 to improve its core infrastructure, which includes replacement of 2.2 million rail ties, installation of more than 966 km (600 miles) of new rail, and work in bridges, branch line upgrades and other general track maintenance.
February 8, 2017
Marc-André Aubé is the new president and COO of Walter Surface Technologies, based in Pointe-Claire, QC.
February 7, 2017
Hypertherm is holding its "Spark Something Great" education grant program again in 2017. The contest is open to Canadian and US schools and 10 North American winners will receive Hypertherm's new Powermax45 XP plasma cutting and gouging system and the company's Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice curriculum kit.
January 23, 2017
Choosing the best option for your application
By Geoff Shannon, Amada Miyachi America
Four lasers can be used for micro welding: pulsed neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG), continuous wave (CW) fiber, quasi continuous wave (QCW) fiber, and nanosecond fiber. Each laser type offers unique features that work best for specific applications. Here is a comparison of the pulsed Nd:YAG laser with the three fiber laser options, and a discussion of why and when one might be chosen over the other. In some cases, several options may work; in that case, cost of ownership and serviceability can tip the scales.
January 10, 2017
Two Windsor manufacturers are the latest recipients in a recent slew of funding announcements by the Federal government. Newmak of Canada Corp. in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd., both based in Windsor, ON, have received funding of up to $3 million to support development of stronger engine blocks made of lightweight aluminum.
January 9, 2017
Magna International Inc., in cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 per cent mass savings compared to an average current production door.
December 27, 2016
Hobart Institue of Technology (HIWT) in Troy, OH, has opened the "Next Generatin Welder Learning Facility. The (16,000 sq ft) facility began to host classes in late October and is an important addition to the (13-acre) campus that has trained more than 100,000 welders.
December 19, 2016
TRUMPF has opened a new technology and laser centre in Santa Clara, CA. The company says its location in Silicon Valley puts the laboratory close to key customers and partners from sectors such as consumer electronics and e-mobility.
November 11, 2016
The interest in digital manufacturing continues to grow, a trend reflected at EuroBLECH 2016, the world's largest event for the sheet metal fabricating industry. The 24th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition was held October 25-29 and welcomed more than 60,000 visitors from around the globe.