Welding

Cover image from April Issue 2017.

April 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Is Canada's automotive manufacturing industry growth sustainable?

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Lincoln Electric's laser welding process in action.

April 3, 2017

by Nestor Gula

From science fiction to the floor of your shop

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Chris Anderson is associate chief engineer at Yaskawa America Inc. – Motoman Robotics Division.

April 3, 2017

by Chris Anderson

Overcome the challenges of robotic welding of aluminum in truck manufacturing

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Tesla electra car factory in Fremont, CA

March 19, 2017

The Tesla Model S is considered the first premium Sedan powered purely by electricity.

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CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.

March 10, 2017

Best Managed Companies

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., has achieved the Gold Standad winner status of the Best Managed Companies program. It retained its status after becoming the winner in 2013.

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Lincoln Electric to acquire Air Liquide Welding

March 6, 2017

Lincoln Electric to acquire Air Liquide Welding

Lincoln Electric has announced plans to acquire Air Liquide's subsidiary, Air Liquide Welding.

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GE Aviation's Bromont, QC plant

February 16, 2017

GE Canada has announced it plans to invest $238 million in its Quebec subsidiary, GE Aviation, to modernize its plant in Bromont, QC.

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Automotive parts manufacturing investment in Ontario

February 16, 2017

Twenty Ontario automotive parts manufacturing will be receiving $1.4 million in funding from the Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP).

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FANUC's dual arc welding

February 11, 2017

Fanuc's new ARC Mate 100iD arc welding robot and the LR Mate 200iD/7L tabletop material handling robot are an effective welding system for multiple applications, including frame rail welding.

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Founders of Additive Metal Manufacturing from left: Norman Holesh, Nigel Southway and David Slimowitz. Their vision is to make advanced additive manufacturing technologies accessible to Canadian manufacturers and help strengthen the Canadian manufacturing industry.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Additive manufacturing is still relatively new, but will it usher in a new Industrial Revolution?

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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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