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A  Lincoln Electric additive manufacturing system from its Wolf Robotics division.

February 10, 2017

New robotics-enabled technology promises to break some major additive barriers

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A lot of future product development will use additive with substractive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing can pose a challenge when it comes to finished machining.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

A low-risk, low-cost way to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing

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CN Rail

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.

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Advanced pulse waveforms and weld data monitoring can help welding businesses with production planning and job bidding.  Images: Lincoln Electric

February 9, 2017

by Nestor Gula

Increasing weld production in small and medium sized firms

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Pipes are never perfect, so if you're fitting one pipe to another one, you may have to rotate the pipe a little to minimize the highs and lows of the pipe. So take time to ensure joint setup and prep is correct, advises Brian Szenasi of Lincoln Electric.  Image: Lincoln Electric

February 8, 2017

by Nestor Gula

There are many factors that can lead to weld defects in pipe welds

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Scott Stanley is national marketing manager with Lincoln Electric Co. of Canada.

February 8, 2017

by Scott Stanley

Considerations for purchasing the right system

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Hypertherm Powermax45 XP plasma cutter

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.

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HIWT Next Generation Welder Facility

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.

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Kuka Robotics arch welding 2 R270 Sailer 004 RT8

December 21, 2016

KUKA Canada is once again offering its KUKA Canada College in 2017. Courses will be offered in January, February and March.

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TAH's high speed robotic cladding system at NRC in BC

December 20, 2016

A Canadian firm with an innovative high speed robotic weld cladding process has received a Japanese patent and is on its way to obtaining a European patent to expand the use of the process around the globe.

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The road ahead

November 7, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Business Outlook 2017: Cautious optimism replacing uncertainty for 2017

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A beveled and cleaned joint in aluminum bar stock ready for welding.  Image: Nestor Gula.

November 1, 2016

by Nestor Gula

What you do before the arc is started is just as important as the actual weld

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KUKA's welding-to-go robotic welding cell in a compact footprint

October 16, 2016

A KUKA KR AGILUS six axis robot is part of a robotic welding cell, a mini robotic cell developed by integrator Paul von der Bank GmbH in operation at Bruninghaus & Drisser in Hilden, Germany.

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CanWeld 2016. Image courtesy of St Joe's Welding

October 16, 2016

CanWeld 2016

CanWeld 2016 opened its doors to industry October 4 and 5 in Edmonton, AB, to welcome members of the Canadian metal fabricating and welding communities from across the country.

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The part machining bay at Omega's facility. The shop produces plastic injection, compression, R.I.M and die cast moulds primarily for the automotive industry.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

In a demanding industry, survival and success require constant improvement

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Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing's IMSA twin spindle, multi-axis deep hole drilling machine with 34,927 kg (77,000 lb) table capacity.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mould, tool and die industry is looking for collaborative, tech-forward suppliers

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TIG welding is a precise process that requires skill and welder know-how.  IMAGE: Lincoln Electric

October 4, 2016

by Nestor Gula

TIG welding is precise, clean, and even efficient

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Tre’Heflin-King

October 4, 2016

by Tre’Heflin-King

Shielding gas can impact performance

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Yaskawa Motoman arc welding with RWV2 compact positioner, MOTOMAN MA1440 robot and DX200 controller

September 18, 2016

Yaskawa Motoman's arc welding system with the RWV2 compact positioner, Motoman MA1440 robot and the DX200 controller.

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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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