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Morphing metal: new material developed by engineers at Cornell University

April 4, 2016

Engineers at Cornell Univeristy in Ithaca, NY, have developed a hybrid material comprised of stiff metal and soft, prorous rubber foam that combines the best properties of both-stiffness when it's required and elasticity when a change of shape is needed. And, perhaps of greatest importance, the material has the ability to self-heal if damaged.

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file photo welding

March 29, 2016

The Canadian Welding Association is happy with the federal government's initiatives for skills development outlined in the recent 2016 budget, "Growing the Middle Class."

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$40 M for advanced manufacturing in Ontario

March 23, 2016

The Ontario government has announced it plans to invest $40 million in advanced manufacturing inititatives in Ontario. The funding is part of a broader provincial $400 million Business Growth Initiative aimed at supporting Ontario's shift towards a high growth innovation economy.

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Lincoln Electric's robotic education cell for training

March 18, 2016

Lincoln Electric partnered with Fanuc to create the robotic education cell. It serves as a portable training system for classroom use and gives students the opportunity to gain insights into proper programming for operating a robot.

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Manufacturing investments in Guelph, ON. Image: File Photo

March 16, 2016

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontaro) announces $6.6 million funding for Guelph manufacturers

Guelph, ON, manufacturers Hammond Manufacturing Co. and Ontario Drive and Gear Ltd. will be receiving combined funding of $6.6 million following an annoucement by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The projects are expected to create or maintain up to 165 full time equivalent jobs.

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CenterLine (Windsor) wins Best Managed Companies award

March 9, 2016

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., based in Windsor, ON, has requalified as a winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015. The company won the award in 2013.

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Doug Luciani left president and CEO of CWB Group Dean Chudleigh president of Chudleighs Ltd. and Brian Penman Board of Chair of Milton District Hospital Foundation

March 7, 2016

The Canadian Welding Bureau Group (CWB Group) has donated $250,000 to support the expansion of a Milton, ON, hopsital.

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RoboVent clean air initiative

February 21, 2016

RoboVent has launched a new program to help the manufacturing industry better understand and address air quality issues in manufacturing facilities.

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Canada's bedrock: Job shops in Canada

February 16, 2016

G B Fabrication
Ghislain Levasseur, a certified truck and car mechanic, and his brother Bruno,

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CWB's Craig Martin says the welding certification program is simple in its approach and the effectiveness of having it for a business is being proven in the marketplace. Image: Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

February 15, 2016

by Tim Wilson

Welding certification provides the credibility factor

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Rob Ritchot is district sales manager for Manitoba/Saskatchewan for Lincoln Electric Company of Canada.

February 15, 2016

by Rob Ritchot

Looming regulations on lower limits may pose problems in the welding shop

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Mike McColl poses by a Camry racecar welded and finished in his shop.

February 15, 2016

Article & photos by Andrew Brooks

McColl Racing Enterprises builds on founder’s love of the sport

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ESAB MIG welding aluminum Tech Spotlight Feb 16 2016

February 12, 2016

The Warrior and Aristo Mig systems from ESAB provide Trailstar with reliable, highly efficient performance through two daily shifts of high arc-on time, high amperage welding.

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CWA Foundation file photo

February 12, 2016

A Southwestern Ontario newspaper has published a news story highlighting careers in welding for youth. 

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Panasonic commercializes PBT moulding compounds for laser welding

February 12, 2016


Panasonic Corp. based in Osaka, Japan, plans to start mass producing polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) moulding compounds for laser welding.

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ALMCO improves welder training with Miller's Live Arc welding performance management system.

January 17, 2016

ALMACO, a manufacturer of custom built, agricultural equipment such as combines, planters and threshers, uses Miller Electric's LiveArc welding performance management system to improve training while also giving potential and existing employees the skills needed to do the best job for their customers. The system provides immediate feedback during training, allows instructors to customize welding programs to ALMACO’s exact needs, and allows for welding in both simulation and live arc mode.

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Financing your business

January 16, 2016

Your Business is a regular column from Shop Metalworking Technology.

by Tim Wilson

One of the biggest challenges facing job shops in Canada is securing the right financing.

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Friction stir welding in progress on two plates of MA956 ODS steel

January 16, 2016

The Welding Institute (TWI) in Cambridge, United Kingdom, has successfully joined oxide dispersion-strengthened (ODS) steel, a metarial considered unweldable using conventional fusiion methods.

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Lincoln Electric: Welding thin aluminum

December 20, 2015

Thin aluminum can be difficult to weld, but with the proper settings and procedure your TIG welds will turn out perfectly. In this video, Wyatt Swaim from Lincoln Electric shows you how to weld 6061 aluminum using a Lincoln Electric Invertex V205-T.

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From left: Deborah Mates, executive director of the CWA Foundation, Dayton Block, Jethro Ulrich, both welding teachers at St. Joseph High School, and principal Hugh MacDonald during the CWA Foundation and Marinucci Family Foundation cheque presentation.

December 15, 2015

An Edmonton, AB, high school has become the first one in the country to implement a new welding curriculum created by the Canadian Welding Bureau Intitute's ACORN program, launched earlier this year.

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