Welding Weldng

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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Lincoln Electric holds welding event for metal fabricators in the motorsports industry

December 7, 2015

Lincoln Electric hosted metal fabricators in the racing industry during its Advanced Motorsports Welding seminar held at its Cleveland, OH, world headquarters.

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Sandvik Coromant's Manufacturing Day event in Mississauga, ON

December 3, 2015

Manufacturing Day 2015 events across North American have helped to improve the perception of industry among the public, according to a Deloitte survey.

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A small number of welds on the frame have to be done manually, as the robots are unable to access them. Challenges are stick out fluctuations and the appearance of the weld seam.

December 2, 2015

An Austrian manufacturer of motobike chassis components has improved weld seam quality and increased welding productivity with the introduction of a welding system from Fronius, the TPS/i series.

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Ron Proulx, 3M Cubitron winner of a RAM pickup. Image: Heidi Ulrichsen, Northern Life

November 27, 2015

Ron Proulx, a welder at Bristol Machine in Sudbury, is the winner of a Ram 1500 SLT pickup truck. The truck was the grand prize of 3M's Cubitron II Discs contest "Grind Like a Legend II."

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The Haas pad

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.

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New gas atomizer at Eutectic Canada

November 17, 2015

Eutectic Canada, a Granby, QC, manufacturer of gas atomized powders, has launched its next generation gas atomizer program to produce thermal spray and Plasma Transferred ARC (PTA) metal powder coatings.

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Hypertherm's Robotmaster at Quebec fabricator Groupe Gravel

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.

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Bytronic's Industry 4.0 enabling tools

November 14, 2015

The message at FABTECH 2015 was clear: automate your processes, digitize your data and integrate new technologies to remain competitive.

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CWBs Acorn program file photo

November 6, 2015

The CWA Foundation has introduced students in Newfoundland and Labrador to the welding profession by funding a Mind Over Metal welding camp in the province.

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Advances in weld control software makes it easier to track and monitor weld conditions.

October 29, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Detecting weld defects (and how to avoid them in the first place)

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Precision machining is a growing source of business for Innovative Tool and Die Inc.

October 13, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Photos by Tyler Garnham

BC job shop takes a slow but steady approach to growth

The Problem: Switching machine tool brands to save costs leads to lacklustre results
The Solution: Return to the fold with a vertical machining centre

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think innovation

October 13, 2015

by Tim wilson

Mould, tool and die sector thinks outside the box for success

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The Fronius AccuPocket in action: repairing a snowmobile at the Streif ski resort and race track in Austria.

October 7, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Today’s portable welding equipment is lightweight, fast, and cost-effective

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Eric McKellar is a robotic welding application specialist with ABB Robotics.

October 6, 2015

by Eric McKellar

Robotics offer advantages for weld sizes 0.25 in. and larger

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File Photo: Acorn welding curriculum launched at Western Technical and Commercial High School

October 2, 2015

The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation has created an industry repository for welding equipment and materials to ease the financial burden of running secondary school welding programs.

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Price Dynamics

October 1, 2015

Price DynamicsA new online resource aims to level the playing field for metals buyers by creating an objective and anonymous materials pricing platform to help them benchmark raw material market prices.

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Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar, CMTS 2015 keynote speaker

September 25, 2015

SME CMTS 2015

Canadian manufacturers can compete and win on a global scale if they devote themselves to innovation in their products and processes, and efficiency in their operations. That’s the message from the keynote speaker at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) Linda Hasenfratz, CEO Linamar Corp.

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File photo: Students at Western Technical Commercial High School where CWB Group's Acorn welding program was launched earlier this year.

September 17, 2015

The CWA Foundation and the Marinucci Family Foundation plan to donate $500,000 to high school welding programs in Canada. Each secondary school will receive $5,000 annually over ten years. CWA made the annoucnement at the CanWeld Conference in St. John's, NL. At the same time, the CWA Foundation plans to establish a welding program at a secondary school in Newfoundland.

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mining resources

September 7, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Finding success in Canada’s resources sector

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